Safe Swap: Wax Melts
Ditch and Switch •• Wax Melts
𝐈𝐠𝐧𝐨𝐫𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐢𝐬 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐛𝐥𝐢𝐬𝐬 𝐰𝐡𝐞𝐧 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐡𝐞𝐚𝐥𝐭𝐡 𝐢𝐬 𝐛𝐞𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐦𝐢𝐬𝐞𝐝, 𝐦𝐲 𝐟𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐧𝐝𝐬…
As innocent as they seem, regular scented candles are a huge source of indoor air pollution and they put off chemicals that are considered just as dangerous as second-hand smoke.
Type “candle” or “fragrance” into the search bar to learn more.
Many people are opting for the cozy appearance of wax warmers as a solution to avoiding lead contaminated wicks. I totally understand how nice a wax warmer looks and feels, especially in the fall, but let’s first revisit why this is typically NOT a less toxic option…
Paraffin is a petroleum waste product and has to be deodorized and chemically bleached before it can be made in to wax.
Paraffin wax is what is used in the vast majority of wax warmers, which creates highly toxic benzene and toluene when burned… both of which are known carcinogens. In fact, the toxins released from paraffin candles/wax cubes are the same as those found in diesel fuel fumes.
Additionally, artificial fragrance is a chemical concoction of over 3k hazardous substances. Many being known carcinogens, endocrine disrupters, and organ toxicants.
Keep in mind that just because something says it “contains pure and natural extracts” does NOT mean that’s all it contains. There’s no such thing as a “blueberry scone” extract, guys. It may have the tiniest drop of a naturally sourced scent, and be 99.9% artificial, but they can still use that term as a marketing ploy.
The only option I feel comfortable recommending as a swap is available at: https://poofyorganics.com/category/170-candle-melts.aspx
Utilizing organic coconut oil and organic essential oil blends, you can pop these babies into your warmer for a much safer solution!