Be Safe by using Soy Candles
By, Ian Richardson
What do you think about when you go candle shopping? Do you
think about the shape of the candles that will be best for
your plans? What about the color of the candles? Maybe you
think about what type of scents have been added to the soy
candles you are considering? All of these are common
questions that people ask when they are going candle
shopping. But, what about how healthy are those candles for
your family? If you don't ask that question, you should.
While you may think candles are just beautiful and
decorative accents to your home, the kind of candles you
have in your home could be lending themselves to risk the
health of you and your family.
Most of the economy candles on the market are made of
paraffin. Paraffin is a petroleum product. This means that
as soon as you light those candles and they start to burn
you are not just getting a flame, but also soot.
Black soot that is released as paraffin candles burn has
been found to be a carcinogen. That means it could
contribute to the formation of cancer in the body.
While you may think that just lighting one candle now and
again is not a big problem, you have to understand how
black soot works. Once you have lit the candle and the soot
makes it's way into the air, it doesn't go away. Soot is
actually a sticky substance that will start attaching to
everything in your home - walls, ceiling, tables,
furniture, drapes and anything else around.
The black soot will essentially pile up in your home and be
constantly in the air, being breathed in by you and members
of your family.
Remember, coal is a petroleum product. Would you burn that
in your house? Do you really want to take a risk of putting
hazardous materials into the air of your home?
One more thing to keep in mind with paraffin candles is not
only that it is a petrolrum based product, but also that
there are a number of other chemicals that are used in the
making of paraffin candles that also may be released into
the air as you burn them.
You may be wondering what your option is. Do you have to
give up candles altogether? No. The better option is to use
Soy candles are completely natural. This means when you
light soy candles you are not going to be releasing
carcinogenic black soot into the air of your home.
Everything that is coming off of the candles is natural and
safe to release into your home and the environment.
This is not to say there is no soot from soy candles, there
is. It is just a different kind of soot. It is called white
soot and is not known to be the negative health threat that
the soot from paraffin candles can be. Additionally, there
is much less of the white soot released in the burning of
soy candles than there is of black soot from paraffin
Across the board, soy candles are the safer option for your
family and the environment.
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