At Pure Light, we are passionate about our health and the health of this planet that we all live upon. We feel that it is our responsibility to educate ourselves and contribute to the future health of this planet, so that our children will have a beautiful place to run and play, with clean air to breathe inside and out. Please realize that each of our small day to day decisions can make a big difference. Please join us in our endeavor to live a greener life. Educate yourselves and your loved ones, and live and buy responsibly!
BECOME AN EDUCATED BUYER: It is important while shopping for natural candles to recognize some of the key words that will help you understand what you may actually be buying.
COMMON CANDLE INGREDIENTS:
By doing a little research, you will find some pretty interesting things. Interesting things like the fact that paraffin starts as the dark grayish-black sludge which oozes out of the backside of petroleum refineries. It is, in fact, the rejected waste that is leftover after producing many of the other common petroleum products such as gasoline, diesel, kerosene, other oils, pavement, etc. This dirty black waste is then bleached with industrial (100%) strength chlorine bleach (creating dioxins, which are toxic). This white ooze is then processed into solid paraffin using various carcinogenic, solidifying chemicals, like acrolyn.
Paraffin wax is then sold to many very nice companies and people who add various other texturizing and beautifying chemicals, artificial dyes, and stinky chemical-based, synthetic fragrances.When synthetic fragrances are burned, they produce toxic fluoro-carbons and other polluting by-products. There are many possible dangers of breathing in synthetic fragrances, the least threatening would be that inhaling these fluoro-carbons damages the receptors in our nasal passages that detect scent, and in the long run, they diminish the overall abilities of your olfactory senses requiring people to buy increasingly stronger smelling candles to even be able to enjoy them.
Truly natural aromatherapy candles made with natural waxes and pure essential oils don't come easy. Just think about it, they dont squeeze pure vanilla pods, at $13.00/pod, into those sweet smelling, vanilla candles that sell for $9.99 at your local corner mart. Synthetic vanilla fragrance oil is actually made from piperonal, which is lice killer. It just makes sense to educate yourselves and the people you care about...Who wants to be breathing in synthetic chemicals and leftover petroleum products that not even the diesel industry wanted.