Candles are one of the main ingredients of hygge, the Danish secret to cozy happy living. We agree, it's really soothing to be in candlelight. Burning candles can be beneficial to your health. Candlelight provides the ideal atmosphere to induce calm, a sense of well-being, and is also a great replacement for artificial lights in the evening, balancing out your circadian rhythm and therefore helping you to have a good night of sleep.
However, many candles are made with paraffin, a petroleum by-product that fills the air in your home with carcinogenic soot that can cause respiratory problems and aggravate the conditions of those who already have asthma, lung, or heart problems.
To enjoy the magic of burning candles, choose non-toxic candles. Here are our recommendations:
choose coconut, soy, or beeswax candles, look for products that are clearly labeled as made from 100% natural wax
avoid artificial fragrances and look for natural scents from essential oils instead
100% cotton, hemp or wood wicks
sustainably made by small businesses adds that extra magical element :)