What toxins do many candles can leak into the air?
According to the Cleveland Health Clinic, burning most candles releases hydrocarbons, which are chemical compounds consisting of hydrogen and carbon. Many studies found that trace quantities of toluene and benzene are emitted in many candles that have different types of waxes, artificial fragrances and other additives to make them smell good and burn at lower price points. These are found in paint thinners and forest fires and can be a threat to sensitive people when burned indoors with no ventilation.
What are common red flags in candle ingredients?
Wax type and quality can change the amount and kind of emissions the candle generates. Paraffin, made from petroleum, is a common additive in cheap candles, which is made from petroleum and can generate more emissions. They can also possess formaldehyde-generating materials. Avoid candles that use artificial dyes as these have benzidine, linked to bladder cancer.
What are the healthiest types of wax to burn?
Beeswax and coconut wax are the cleanest to burn and most sustainable/environmentally friendly. Soy and other plant-based waxes are better to burn than paraffin-based waxes, but soy is often genetically modified and doesn't contribute to air purification like beeswax. Look out for any of these types of waxes unless they are labeled 100% pure. If they're not labeled 100% pure, they can have all kinds of additives and synthetics snuck into the formula. Just because a candle boasts "beeswax and coconut wax" doesn't mean there isn't petroleum derived waxes and other chemical stabilizers.
How does Selise make their candles?
Selise Studios artfully crafts its candles using only THREE ingredients – and the best ones they can source from a global network of growers and purveyors: the finest 100% pure raw coconut wax, beeswax and aromatherapy-grade essential oils.
What distinguishes Selise from other brands?
Known to have the longer burn rates in comparison to other candles on the market, Selise Studios candles emit negative ions, a purifying quality that helps cleanse the air. This singular formula solves the conundrum of candles releasing unwanted chemical compounds into the air. Selise is setting new standards for candle burning.
Does Selise use any additives?
Absolutely NOT. Every Selise aromatherapy candle is 100% free of paraffins, parabens, phthalates, sulfates and synthetic dyes. In their place, are the purest ingredients and oils that curate an experience in the home. They are also cruelty-free. Selise aromatherapy candles boast 100% pure ingredients to make it clear that we don't use any chemicals or synthetics in our formula. We aim to leverage technologies in nature to improve everyday products.