Did You Know Your Candles Could Be Harming You?

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GLOW Candle Company, located in Ottawa Canada, offers brides and event planners a healthy natural alternative to using toxic paraffin candles. Their tealight and votive candles are made from 100% natural soy-palm wax and burn 35% to 50% longer than regular paraffin candles. Tealights are non-toxic, unscented and have a lead-free cotton reinforced wick to ensure a consistent smoke-free burn. Tealights are in a clear plastic recyclable cup and burn for 6-8 hours. Votives burn for 15-18 hours.

Did You Know Your Candles Could Be Harming You?

Candles may be romantic, but researchers are warning they are harmful to your health. South Carolina State University experts analyzed the fumes released by burning candles in lab tests. They found that burning regular candle wax gives off harmful fumes linked to lung cancer and asthma.

In 2005, The American Lung Association also issued warnings that burning regular candles emit toxins (in measurable amounts) into the air. “Paraffin candles are as dangerous to the lungs as second-hand tobacco smoke and even more so if you are in the habit of burning many at the same time.”

 

Most brides use regular candles at their wedding reception because they’re romantic and cheap. What they don’t realize is that regular candles are made from a petroleum by-product called Paraffin. It’s made from the sludge waste left over in the bottom of a barrel of oil. It’s bleached and texturized with a variety of chemicals such as Acrolein, a known carcinogenic chemical that forms the white sludge into solid white blocks. Paraffin releases carcinogenic toxins such as benzene and toluene. Benzene and toluene are known cancer-causing toxins that affect the central nervous system. Other chemicals are added that have been found in products like paint, laquer and varnish removers. That’s potent and powerful stuff!

Many studies have shown that burning paraffin candles basically release the same toxic fumes and black soot as a small diesel engine. These toxins get into your lungs, food and clothes. Imagine running a small diesel on your dinner table - YUCK!

You’d never allow someone to smoke a cigarette at your wedding reception. And yet, most people never think twice about burning toxic paraffin candles…scented or otherwise. Your health is the last thing you should be thinking about at your wedding. Don’t let toxic paraffin candles spoil the mood and ruin the food.

GLOW Candle Company Tealights are sold in boxes of 300 and retail for $144.00 per box. Votives are sold in boxes of 180 and retail for $165.60 per box. Shipping is available in Canada and USA. For more information visit, www.theglowcollection.com.

Tea Lights

Bronze (1 box) = $144.00*
Silver (2-4 boxes) = $135.00*
Gold (5+ boxes) = $123.00*

 * Price is per box
* Box has 300 tea lights
* Average burn time 6-8 hours
* Price does not include taxes
* Low price flat-rate shipping in USA

 Votives

Bronze (1 box) = $165.60*
Silver (2-4 boxes) = $158.40*
Gold (5+ boxes) = $147.60*

 * Price is per box
* Box has 180 votives
* Average burn time 15-18 hours
* Price does not include taxes
* Low price flat-rate shipping in USA