It’s been a long day and you’re ready to wind down with your candle's calming scent that soothes your senses. You would never think that your candle could be harmful to you in any way when it’s been such a perfect addition to your relaxation regimen. However, many scented candles contain phthalates which recent research has found to pose significant risks to respiratory health.
What are Phthalates?
Phthalates (Tha-lates) are a group of chemical plasticizers commonly used in cosmetics, bath and body products, cleaning products, plastic containers, candles, and more. Phthalates are commonly used to increase the flexibility of plastics as well as strengthen the scent of fragrances.
How can I know if my candle is phthalate-free?
Look for candles that are labeled phthalate-free. With a phthalate-free candle, you can continue to enjoy your relaxation regimen without all of the toxins and make a conscious purchase for your senses as well as the environment.