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Top 10 Best Non-Toxic Candles to Buy Online 2020

Traditional candles–particularly the scented ones–can often leave you with a headache or your bookcase covered in soot. Not exactly the relaxing environment you’re looking for.

So we researched materials and pored through Amazon reviews and came to the conclusion that the best candles for you and your home are non-toxic and free from paraffin, phthalates, and lead. These candles are often soy- or beeswax-based and scented with all-natural essential oils. We kept all of this in mind as we hand-picked the best non-toxic candles on the market.
  • Last updated: 12-12-2019
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Top 10 Best Non-Toxic Candles to Buy Online

These candles aren’t just the most loved, but they’re also the best options with the most transparent labeling.

1. Old Factory Scented Candles (3 Candles)

$28.97

Non-Metal WickYes
WaxSoy
Paraffin-FreeYes
Phthalate-FreeYes
Available Scents11 sets of 3 scents each
Burn Time30 hours each
Price per candle$9.66

2. Benevolence LA Soy Candle Scented Candle

$17.95

Non-Metal WickYes
WaxSoy
Paraffin-FreeYes
Phthalate-FreeYes
Available ScentsHibiscus Palmwood, Orange Blossom Lotus, Tudor Rose & Amber
Burn Time45+ hours

3. Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day Scented Soy Candle

$5.92

Non-Metal WickYes
WaxSoy, cottonseed, and vegetable wax blend
Paraffin-FreeYes
Phthalate-FreeYes
Available ScentsBasil, Lavender, Lemon Verbena, Geranium, Honeysuckle
Burn Time25 hours

4. Pure Integrity Soy Candles Strong Scented Candle

$19.99

Non-Metal WickYes
WaxSoy
Paraffin-FreeYes
Phthalate-FreeYes
Available Scents7 scents
Burn Time75 Hours

5. Little Bee of Connecticut Hand-Rolled Beeswax Pillar Candle

$32.99

Non-Metal WickYes
WaxBeeswax
Paraffin-FreeYes
Phthalate-FreeYes
Available Scents
Burn Time80 hours

6. GoodLight Tea Light Candles (100 Candles)

$28.79

Non-Metal WickYes
WaxPalm Wax
Paraffin-FreeYes
Phthalate-FreeYes
Available Scents
Burn Time4 hours each
Price per candle$0.29

7. Lulu Candles Luxury Scented Soy Jar Candle

$13.95

Non-Metal WickYes
WaxSoy
Paraffin-FreeUncertain
Phthalate-FreeUncertain
Available Scents21 scents
Burn Time50 hours

8. Aira Soy Candles

$24.99

Non-Metal WickYes
WaxSoy
Paraffin-FreeYes
Phthalate-FreeUncertain
Available Scents27 scents
Burn Time110+ hours

9. Illumisense Premium Scented Candle

$23.90

Non-Metal WickYes
WaxSoy
Paraffin-FreeUncertain
Phthalate-FreeUncertain
Available ScentsLavender Bergamot Oak
Burn Time30 hours

10. Pet’s Favorite Odor Eliminating Candle

$14.99

Non-Metal WickYes
WaxSoy blend
Paraffin-FreeNo
Phthalate-FreeYes
Available ScentsFrench Vanilla, Calming Lavender, Clean Laundry, Lemon Zest
Burn Time70 hours

How to Choose a Non-Toxic Candle – Buying Guide

Candles are not required to disclose their ingredients, so instead of looking for candles that sound like they’re safe, keep an eye out for the ones that explicitly state that they’re free from harmful toxins.

Wicks: Look for Lead-Free and Non-Metal

Wicks: Look for Lead-Free and Non-Metal
Sometimes candle wicks have a metal wire in them to hold them upright as the candle burns, but that little convenience comes at a cost. As the metal burns, it can release heavy metals such as lead into the air, which is associated with neurological issues and hormone imbalance.
So to avoid that, look for candles that state they have a metal-free wick.

Wax: Go Paraffin-Free with Soy or Beeswax

Wax: Go Paraffin-Free with Soy or Beeswax
The most common ingredient used to make candle wax is paraffin. Paraffin is a petroleum byproduct that creates carcinogenic compounds like benzene and toluene when burned–the same toxins found in diesel fuel fumes, actually.
Some safer alternatives include soy and beeswax, among a few other plant-based oils. But don’t be fooled by clever packaging. Many beeswax and ‘soy blend’ candles still contain paraffin, so be sure to check that the candle is paraffin-free before deeming it safe.

Scents: Steer Clear of Artificial Fragrances Full of Phthalates

Scents: Steer Clear of Artificial Fragrances Full of Phthalates
Have you ever gone into a soap store (we’re looking at you, Bed, Bath & Beyond) and walked out with a headache from the smell? That’s because artificial fragrances are full of chemicals called phthalates (the ‘ph’ is silent). Phthalates can cause a wide range of health issues from headaches and dizziness to respiratory issues and potentially cancer.
So to avoid these nasty chemicals, look for candles that are scented naturally with essential oils and botanical extracts. As always, be sure to look for candles that specifically say they’re phthalate-free for peace of mind.

How to Care for Your Candle

How to Care for Your Candle
Believe it or not, there’s actually a right way to light and use a candle, and doing so properly can extend its life and give you a better experience.
Before you light your candle, always be sure to trim the wick to about 1/8” long. This will give you a cleaner, brighter burn and help to control the flame.
When you light a candle, allow the wax to melt all the way across the surface. Doing so will ensure that the top of your candle remains flat throughout its lifetime and prevents “tunneling”—when the edges remain high against the walls of the jar but the wick gets progressively lower.
Finally, stop using your candle once you’re down to ½” of wax. This will prevent any heat damage to the surface below.

Summary

Scented candles can provide you with a calming, atmospheric glow–so long as they’re not pumping toxins into the air. Just remember to look for clear, transparent labeling and you should be good to go.
By Jacqueline Oshiro

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