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Phthalates and Why They Aren't in Our Candles

When I started to make candles, I wanted to make a clean-burning and non-toxic alternative from what I would find at big stores.  One thing I wanted to make sure to avoid at all costs were phthalates.

Phthalates are chemicals that are found in some cosmetics, detergents, solvents, and even some food.  Phthalates make plastic soft and flexible.  While studies are not conclusive on the effects they have on our bodies, some findings are troubling.

There has been some research to show that phthalates can have a harmful effect on the reproductive system.  Studies have shown that they have caused cancer and developmental problems in animals.

Over the years, there has also been growing concern about phthalates found in candles.  Phthalates are used in fragrance oils to scent the candle and extend the strength of the fragrance oil.  As a candle burns, those phthalates are released into the air and inhaled or absorbed by the skin.

While there are still a lot of questions about phthalates, at Rhythm Flow Candle Company, we made a decision that dealing with them wasn't worth the risk.  All of the fragrances that we use for our coconut and apricot wax candles with wood wicks are free from phthalates.  So you can burn our candles with confidence while listening to your favorite playlist!

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