Bougie parfumée non toxique ?

Non-toxic scented candle?

Why can a scented candle be toxic?

A scented candle can potentially be toxic due to several factors related to its composition and the way it burns. Here's why a scented candle can be toxic:
  1. Wax Composition: If the wax used to make the candle contains harmful chemicals, such as paraffin, chemical additives or artificial colors, these substances may be released into the air during burning.

  2. Lead-Containing Wick: Some candle wicks may contain lead or other heavy metals that are released into the air when the candle burns. Inhaling these substances can be harmful to health.

  3. Synthetic Fragrances: Scented candles containing synthetic fragrances may emit potentially harmful volatile organic compounds (VOCs) when burned. Some of these VOCs are associated with respiratory problems and irritation.

  4. Soot Emissions: If a candle burns improperly and produces soot, this soot can be inhaled, which can irritate the respiratory tract and potentially be harmful to health.

  5. Chemical Additives: Some candle manufacturers add chemical additives to improve combustion or scent diffusion. These additives may contain harmful chemicals.

  6. Indoor Air Quality: Burning scented candles in a poorly ventilated space can lead to a buildup of pollutants in indoor air, which can harm air quality and respiratory health.

  7. Allergens: People sensitive to allergens found in fragrances (natural or synthetic) used in scented candles may develop allergic reactions or skin irritations.
It's important to note that most scented candles are safe when used properly in a well-ventilated space. However, it is advisable to choose high-quality candles made from natural waxes, with untreated cotton wicks and natural scents, to minimize potential health risks. Additionally, it is recommended to avoid burning scented candles in confined, poorly ventilated spaces.

What are the least harmful candles?

The least harmful candles are generally those that are made from high-quality, natural materials, use untreated cotton wicks, and do not add harmful chemicals in the wax or scents. Scientific studies have shown that some candles can emit potentially harmful substances when burned. Here are some tips for choosing less harmful candles:
  1. Natural Wax : Candles made from natural wax, such as soy wax, beeswax, or sustainable palm wax, are generally preferred. They burn cleaner than paraffin, which is a wax derived from petroleum.

  2. Untreated Cotton Wick : Opt for candles with untreated cotton wicks, as some wicks contain heavy metals like lead, which can be harmful when burned.

  3. No Synthetic Fragrances : Candles scented with natural essential oils are preferable to synthetic fragrances, as the latter may contain potentially harmful chemicals.

  4. No Chemical Additives : Avoid candles with chemical additives such as artificial colors or curing agents.

  5. Phthalate-Free Candles : Phthalates are chemicals used to set scents in some scented candles. Look for candles without phthalates, as they may be associated with health problems.

  6. Checking Labels : Read candle labels carefully to find out what they are made of. Look for “100% vegetable wax,” “pure beeswax,” or similar statements.

  7. Adequate Ventilation : When burning candles, make sure the room is well ventilated to reduce exposure to potential emissions.
It is important to note that even candles considered less harmful may emit mild emissions when burning, but these emissions are generally at levels well below thresholds of health concern. However, if you are particularly sensitive or have specific concerns, it is recommended to favor high-quality, natural candles without chemical additives.

French Manufacturing and Composition of Atelier Louis Scented Candles

At Atelier Louis, our primary commitment is to offer you sustainable and environmentally friendly products, made from natural ingredients. This is why our scented candles are made with 100% natural rapeseed vegetable wax, guaranteed GMO-free. In addition, our wicks are made of pure natural cotton, guaranteed lead-free.
From the start, we were pioneers in adopting rapeseed vegetable wax and eliminating CMR (Carcinogenic, Mutagenic and Reproductive Toxic Components) components from our perfumes. Our commitment to the planet is also reflected in the choice of components with maximum recyclability, favoring materials from the recycling sector as much as possible.
Our responsible approach does not stop there. We are proud to produce 100% in France, from perfumes to our packaging, including labels and wicks. In addition, we favor containers with optimal recyclability, and if no alternative is possible, we use recycled plastic, thus eliminating the production of new plastic.
The composition of our perfumes is boldly developed, excluding any toxic substances and any raw materials threatened with extinction. Our fragrances are created in Grasse, the world capital of perfume, and poured with love by our artisan wax maker in France in the beautiful region of Lyon. Each of our fragrances is a unique composition, the result of our passion and dedication to amaze you every day.

Our Perfumes

Our candles offer a burn time of 25 to 50 hours, varying depending on their size. Our range of fragrances is vast, ranging from floral notes such as Cherry Blossom, Patchouli and Orange Blossom, to citrus fragrances such as Apricot & Rosemary, through to sweet and gourmand scents such as Blackberry and Fig. We also offer aromatic fragrances such as Pin des Landes and Cuir et Bois, as well as spicy creations like Thé Noir & Vanille. Add our Cashmere & Silk to this list, for a complete sensory experience.
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