There are many kinds of scented candles on the market. If you are purely interested in buying decorations, you will choose to buy relatively cheap scented candles at a certain treasure or at home furnishing stores such as IKEA, and they are excited, so cheap Ah! but be sure to pay attention to safety.
In fact, it is difficult for us to judge the quality of candles from the appearance. The wrong one may even be harmful to health! Just like smoking, the material of the wax body is very important. The burnt and volatilized wax body is spread through the air and then breathed into the body by us. The smell released by a low-quality scented candle will slowly threaten your body.
There are many kinds of waxes used in scented candles. These include palm wax, gel wax, and bayberry wax, but the three most commonly used waxes are paraffin wax (69%), soy (22%), and beeswax (2%), which account for 94% of the candle market. Each wax has its own natural aroma, melting point, and price level.90%-95% of scented candles are wax. Therefore, the wax used in the candle has a great contribution to the aroma, longevity, and eco-friendliness of the candle. But what is a premium wax?
Soybean Scented Candle
Ordinary aromatherapy materials are generally paraffin, which is a mixture of higher alkanes extracted from certain distillates of petroleum, shale oil, or other bituminous mineral oils. It is divided into food grade and industrial grade. Food grade is non-toxic, but industrial-grade is not edible. Although food-grade paraffin is non-toxic, it is still very harmful to the body. why is it like this? First, it is by far the cheapest and most readily available wax on the market. Waxes are also the most effective in maintaining and distributing fragrance, so they can contain a stronger fragrance ratio and still produce the fragrance effect of the entire room. But this is not the crux of the problem.
The biggest hazard of paraffin is that many toxic substances are produced during the burning process, which can cause varying degrees of damage to people's respiratory tract, lungs, digestive system, and heart, and may cause pneumonia and heart disease. . The polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and fused-ring aromatic hydrocarbons contained in candle smoke made of paraffin are all carcinogenic chemicals.
Most of the scented candles favored by the sentimental family are made of paraffin, and artificial flavors are also added. Although the taste of paraffin is covered by the flavor, it smells good, but the artificial flavor will mix with paraffin after heating. The harmful substances caused by the accumulation of harm, to say equivalent to chronic suicide is not alarmist.
In the high-end candle market, there are already many products that use pure natural wax instead of paraffin and natural essential oils instead of artificial flavors. The pure natural waxes currently on the market are generally divided into two types: soybean wax and beeswax.
The most commonly used wax is vegetable soybean wax. Made from soybeans, the quality of wax is much higher than that of natural paraffin. This is because it is a natural, clean-burning, renewable, and environmentally friendly substance. Soy wax can also be in organic form. It also has a longer burning time than paraffin wax and its closely related palm wax.
For the above reasons, soy wax is often seen in higher quality candles. Although soy wax is more expensive than paraffin wax, it is safer and better for your breathing and living environment. It is important to understand that all wax manufacturing methods are different. Just because it points out that soy wax is used in the candle does not mean that no other waxes or chemicals are incorporated in it. We recommend using soy wax as a good substitute for paraffin wax.
Soybean Scented Candle
We use high-quality organic soybean wax and natural plant essential oils to make our fragrance reach the world's top level. For more details please contact Scented Candle Factory.