“They never smoked a day in their life, I don’t know why they have/had lung cancer” 🤯
How many times have you heard this? Probably a lot right?
I know I’ve heard it- multiple times. But I usually have a come back to this question that makes people super uncomfortable...
Are you ready?
Did they burn paraffin wax candles? What about those fancy wax melts ?
I’m going to lay down some facts for you really quick & do with it what you will.
******Full disclosure here*******🚨
I’m posting this for your health & the health of others- BUT
I own HBC Organics, an organic, chemical free skincare company. This is a family run business & veteran owned (my husband does the technical IT/computer stuff). I started this company from the ground up- with the last $20 my husband and I had in our bank account 💰
At HBC Organics we strive to make quality, organic skin care products available to anyone & everyone. Whether you live a natural lifestyle or you live more mainstream, our products will win you over every time. With a wide variety of products from shampoo and conditioner, to moisturizers, to facial products, and everything in between- we are easily your one stop shop for any of your personal care needs.
We also make candles. Coconut-Soy Wax candles to be exact. More on that in a minute.
So back to paraffin wax-
What is paraffin wax?
Paraffin wax is a byproduct of the oil purification process. Through a dewaxing process that crude oil undergoes, paraffin wax is dervied and is then processed further for use in products. Today, petroleum-based paraffin wax can be found in candles, wax paper, polishes, cosmetics, and electrical insulators, among other commercial items.
Okay soooo.... what effect does it have on your health?
In 2009, a study by South Carolina State University found that burning paraffin wax candles give off harmful fumes (toluene and benzene) which is linked to asthma and lung cancer.
❤️Soy candles, in the same research, were not found to emit toxic chemicals.
It is also reported that frequent lighting of multiple paraffin candles in an unventilated space could lead to problems commonly associated with paraffin wax: irritation of skin and respiratory tract.
Not to mention the FRAGRANCES that are used in these candles & wax melts but that’s another post for another day.
Like I said, I own HBC Organics & I make a different kind of candle... My company is small- so small in fact, that we are one of the only companies that makes candles with an All Organic Coconut-Soy Wax blend. This blend is safe to burn, vegan, and sustainably sourced. The “scent” we use are either Essential Oils, Hand Made Organic Extracts, or a Blend of both.
I even do beeswax candles by request- those are known to clean the air 🥰
So here it is-
PROTECT your lungs & the lungs of your children. Stop burning paraffin wax candles & paraffin wax melts.
Wanna make your home smell awesome??
💥Use an essential oil diffuser with quality essential oils.
👌Use ORGANIC soy wax melts.
🕯Burn coconut-soy, soy, or beeswax candles in your home.
💨 Open your window & let the fresh air in.
See more about the paraffin wax studies:
Who am I?
My name is Jessica Kellaway! I am the earth loving, natural parenting, Jesus loving weirdo your mama might have warned you about!