Welcome back for Day 3 of the 5 Day “Toss” the Toxins Challenge!
You can still catch up! Just make today your Day 1 and make the days you missed your subsequent challenge days…no need to do everything in the order that I am presenting it…
…and here we go!
DAY 3 – Candles
WHY ARE THEY TOXIC?
Since the term aromatherapy has no restrictions, any manufacturer, even those that include synthetic ingredients, can use the term aromatherapy on their label.
Candles made using paraffin wax and fragrance oils are not acceptable aromatherapy sources as they emit toxins when burned.
Other toxic chemicals released can include: formaldehyde (a known carcinogen), acetaldehyde (a probable human carcinogen), and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons or PAH’s (which are known or suspected human carcinogens).
“Toss” your toxic candles & replace them with these alternatives instead:
-candles that use ingredients such as beeswax, soy, coconut, and other vegetable based waxes
-candles with 100% cotton wicks
-candles with all the ingredients listed – If all the ingredients are not listed then pass
-if fragrance is listed make sure it is derived from essential oils (*organic essential oils are better, if possible)
See you tomorrow for Day 4!