Candle intro here.
Are all candles safe?It depends what kind and amount of each wax is used to make the candle. When candles only have paraffin wax, it will release toxins into the air at extremely low levels while burning. This might make some people uncomfortable, (and you have options if you prefer no paraffins), but paraffins help your candle burn better and more evenly.
What are paraffins?
We have all heard of paraffins. Are they good or bad? Less expensive candles are made strictly from Paraffin wax because it is inexpensive to produce. It is a white or colorless soft, solid wax. It's made from saturated hydrocarbons.
Typically, Paraffins are used cosmetically in spa treatments to soften the skin on the hands, cuticles, and feet because it is colorless, tasteless, and odorless.
It can be used to provide pain relief to sore joints and muscles. Paraffin wax can also help open pores and remove dead skin cells. The issue is, what happens when a candle burns made from paraffin wax.
Do candles go bad?
They do not go bad like food that will spoil and become moldy and make you sick if you eat it. However, overtime, candles can lose their fragrance.
Colored candles might fade over time, some as quickly as 4 months. An old candle will not make you sick, but it can dry out and burn poorly, and you just might not be able to smell it.
Why is my candle smoking?
The primary cause of black smoke is an overly long wick. We recommend that you cut your wicks down 1/4 inch.
When you blow out the candle, the heat remains and continues to vaporize the candle wax.
Why is my candle sweating?
A "sweating candle" is a term that refers to the dripping or puddles of oil that develop on the surface of a candle.
Candles can sweat naturally, and some sweat due to the fragrance oil load, but most candles typically sweat due to an excessive amount of fragrance - aka fragrance overload.