Not only are paraffin candles a petroleum industry by-product but they are loaded with dioxin and can release benzene and toluene (major carcinogens). These candles are a healthy and non-allergenic alternative, have an amazing natural fragrance and retain a classic look for many occasions. We've rounded up everything from grapeseed oil to citronella beeswax to give you plenty of options for your next candle purchase.
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1 Beeswax Birthday Candles, $6 for 20 from Herriot Grace: These delicate beeswax birthday candles are made in Canada and offer a non-toxic solution for your next birthday cake.
2 Basil Scented Soy Candle, $9.99 from Mrs. Meyer's: made up of 97% naturally derived ingredients and features a lead-free cotton wick. In addition to basil (shown), fragrances of lavender, lemon verbena and geranium are also available.
3 Beeswax Tealights, package of 6 for $10 from Brook Farm General Store: Use these little tealights to add atmosphere and air purifying properties in your home. Goodbye to dust, pollen and mold!
4 Soy and Beeswax Blend Candles, 3 for $20 from Big Dipper Wax Works: features pure citronella and cedarwood essential oils to rid your outdoor party of bugs for up to 24hrs, the length burn time for each candle.
5 Non-GMO Soy Wax and Grapeseed Butter Candles, $32 each by The Grapeseed Company: come in cute glass jars and a variety of scent
options from "fresh cut herbs" to "sunshine day."
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