We think should have a school for Flicker Boxers with all the candle knowledge and info we have...and we don't even make candles! But since we are dedicated to helping you make healthy candle choices for your home, we like to share our tips-of-the-trade with you.
Today, let's talk about what the label says. Let's say you are walking around a store and you see a lovely display of candles in a beautifully colored glass jar and it reads "Made from pure beeswax".
In the U.S., the use of only 51% of an ingredient deems it "pure". Companies can get away with selling “pure” beeswax candles which contain a combination of 51% beeswax and 49% toxic paraffin.
Always be on the look for the key phrase “100% Pure Beeswax” on candles.
100% pure beeswax candles come with an unexpectedly large price tag for those used to buying 100 paraffin tea lights for five bucks at Costco, Wal-Mart or Ikea however, no one should pay money to poison their home!
When you buy 100% pure beeswax candles, you are making a health investment. Stay tuned and we'll share with you on our next blog post just how healthy beeswax candles are!