We get the question a lot, "What kind of fragrances do you use in your candles? Are they natural and ok to burn around my children?"
To clarify our answer, I would like to break down the only two kinds of scents we use to create our one-of-a-kind fragrances that you have all fallen in love with:
Most commonly used in aromatherapy products, essential oils are a fragrant liquid derived directly from the plant source. This can be done through a distillation process by steam or water. The part of the pant it's derived from can vary depending on the source, leaves, stem, flowers, bark, roots, petals, etc.
Phthalates are esters of phthalic acid and various chemicals all clumped together into one category, phthalate. They are used to dissolve raw materials when making fragrance oils. There have been recent studies that have shown that high levels of these nasty things can lead to health issues. They have been outlawed from use in children's toys due to the fact that they may put them in their mouth. They have not yet been outlawed in the use of candles (fragrance oils) in the U.S. Now if some toxic substance that you don't want in your child (or your) mouth is harmful, how do you think it's affecting you when heated to high temperatures and "ingested" via nostrils and down into your lungs?! Want to really freak yourself out and read further about the topic? Check out this Huffington Post article. That's why we only choose fragrances specifically phthalate free as well as based in a natural carrier oil.
So while they may not all be 100% essential, you can rest assured that no harmful chemicals are used in the processing of our fragrance oils and no harmful chemicals are added.
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