Are scented candles safe?
Scented candles are a kind of decoration that combines aroma and lighting functions. It improves the indoor atmosphere by burning candles and releasing aroma. Scented candles have grown in popularity in the home decor space in recent years, but at the same time they have raised concerns about their safety. People send out discussions about “Are candle scented safe?” Questions. This article will discuss the safety of coffee scented candles, soybean candles and scented candles by citing a number of related literature.
Coffee scented candles refer to adding coffee powder to the candle to release the aroma of coffee after burning. Research has shown that coffee contains volatile organic compounds, which can be released when burned to create the coffee’s aroma. At the same time, coffee powder can also help the candle burn more stably. But it should be noted that when burning coffee scented candles, ensure its safety. Coffee scented candle is a kind of scented candle with coffee beans as the main raw material. Compared with traditional candles, coffee aromatherapy candles can not only emit a pleasant aroma, but also bring a strong taste of coffee, bringing people a unique feeling. However, whether the materials of coffee scented candles are safe or not is a general concern of consumers. After testing by relevant experts, the coffee beans used in coffee scented candles are food-grade raw materials, so they are safe to use.
Soy candles are candles made using soybean oil. Soy candles are more environmentally friendly than traditional paraffin candles. Studies have shown that the smoke from soy candles contains fewer harmful substances and is less polluting to indoor air. In addition, soy candles also have a longer burn time and better aroma distribution. Therefore, soybean candles have gradually become one of the more popular choices for people.
Let’s take a look at the ingredients of scented candles. Scented candles usually consist of wax, fragrance and coloring. Among them, the types of wax include paraffin wax, carnauba wax, soybean wax, etc. Different types of candles produce different odors and by-products when they burn. Fragrance is the core component of scented candles, usually using natural plant essential oils or synthetic fragrances. The pigment is added to make the candle have a certain aesthetic.
When burning, the smoke of scented candles may contain some harmful substances, such as benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, etc. These substances may cause human health effects in the case of long-term exposure. Therefore, when using scented candles, you need to pay attention to the following points:
Choose high-quality products: choose scented candles that meet national standards, and try to choose scented candles made of natural plant essential oils to reduce the use of chemically synthesized fragrances.
Ensure ventilation: When using scented candles, make sure the room is well ventilated to keep the air circulating.
Control the use time: The time of using scented candles should not be too long each time. It is generally recommended to extinguish the candles within 30 minutes.
Pay attention to the safety of the fire source: When using scented candles, pay attention to the safety of the fire source, and do not let the candle burn to cause a fire.
From the above point of view, choosing a qualified aromatherapy candle can bring people an extraordinary aromatherapy experience, making people feel relaxed, comfortable and rejuvenated. Scented candles are products that release aromas through the burning of candles to achieve the effects of regulating emotions, relieving stress, and purifying the air.