We recently did an episode and blog post about overhauling and cleaning up your beauty routine. Besides considering what chemicals you put on your skin, have you ever thought about what you’re burning in your home?
Not all candles are created equal. According to Healthline, “burning scented candles can release volatile organic compounds like formaldehyde that may increase your cancer risk”. BUT, good news babes: soy candles produce less soot and toxic chemicals than candles made from paraffin. Check out some of our top tips below about proper candle handling to keep you healthy and safe.
The European Candle Association offers the following advice for handling candles:
- Don’t burn candles in a drafty area.
- Trim the wick if it gets longer than 10 to 15 millimeters.
- Instead of blowing out a candle, use a candle snugger or dip the wick in wax.
- Ventilate your room after extinguishing a candle.
Dorothy B & Co., one of our partners, is a business that prides itself on selling clean, beautiful, motivational candles. The products are 100% all natural meaning no oily black marks or soot and no toxic pollutants that can trigger allergies.
The low flickering light of a burning candle is known to help with meditation. Mantra meditation is a technique that can guide you in awareness and improve your concentration. Dorothy B & Co.’s mantra collection features inspirational sayings that you can match to your favorite scent.
Our top mantras for 2021:
- Start Each Day With A Grateful Heart
- Exhale The Bullsh*t
- Ambition on Fleek
- Focused and Fabulous
- Your Vibe Attracts Your Tribe