Phthalates, or phthalate esters, are esters of Phthalic acid. They are used to dissolve raw materials when making fragrance oils. They have been used for many decades in a myriad of pharmaceuticals, household, and industrial products. Recently, there have been concerns that high levels of Phthalates can cause a host of health issues. It is not clear whether the levels that people encounter cause adverse effects, but it is clear to us that our products would be better if they didn’t pose any such risks.
The fragrance oils we use are a combination of natural essential oils and synthetic aroma chemicals. They are created by Candle Science, Inc. and adhere to the strict Research Institute for Fragrance Materials standard regarding fragrance safety. We select fragrance oils that are phthalate-free and do not require a warning in any state (including California) so they are all non-toxic.
When burning your candles for the first time, it’s helpful to allow the candles to burn for at least 2 hours. This helps the candle wax melt evenly and avoids tunneling down the center of the candle. Always trim the wick before lighting, ideally to ¼”, to prevent your candle from producing any black soot. Make sure your candle is set on a level, heat resistant surface, and never leave a burning candle unattended.
Looking for a custom order? Check out our wholesale page. We are happy to sell candles in bulk at a reduced rate for your upcoming events, such as bridal showers or weddings. Have a special request? Let us know! We’d love to create something special just for you!