CANDLE SOOT and CANCER
Updated: Apr 27
Have you ever noticed all the black soot around your candle holder or the long black tail of smoke as your candle is burning? What if I told you that this could be making you sick? Let us go back to the late 1990s when very well-known candle companies started to make a name on the “street” here in America.
It was at this time when their names and candles started to be in almost every home in America. They offered tons of scents that could fill up an entire home with just one candle. However, little is spoken of regarding the harmful effects that this can cause. With loads of advertising, a company can easily manipulate the masses to purchase a product. All you must do is have a celebrity or what is known today as a social influencer with your product and bam! It is selling out. However, people are becoming more in-tuned with themselves and more aware of how toxic the hype products of the last few decades are.
In 2009 a study was given to the American Chemical Society by Dr. Ruhuallah about how paraffin-based candles gave off cancerous toxins. Paraffin is a wax that can hold more scent, burns faster, and has that smooth creamy look. However, looks can be deceiving because paraffin is derived from petroleum. This is where harmful cancer-causing toluene and benzene come into play.
Toluene can cause:
· DNA Strand Breakage (basically mutation)
· Nerve Damage
· Skin Inflammation
· Liver Damage
· Kidney Damage
Benzene can cause:
· DNA Damage
· Bone Marrow Damage
· Decrease in Red Blood Cells
In my previous blog Candle Talk, I spoke of the increase of major diseases that have spread across the masses such as Autism, Reproductive Issues, and Type II Diabetes, yes all from toxic candles. But what exactly causes issues to arise in the body? Is this not DNA damage? Now, let us dive deeper down the candle rabbit hole.
Most companies will say that all candle wax is the same because they emit soot but, there is a huge difference in the type of “soot”. Just like when you see smoke from a fire, does it always smell the same? Is not the fire always burning something different? Some could be trash. Some could be just wood. Some could be oil etc. The same goes for any type of open flame.
Soot is a Particulate Matter (PM) which is a mix of microscopic solids or liquid droplets that are so small you can not see them and can inhale them. You also do have some PM that can be seen with the naked eye in the form of smoke, dust, and soot. Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAH) that are in PM are what cause cancer and DNA damage. PAH is what can cause reproductive defects. Prolonged exposure to this increases the risk of dying from lung and heart diseases.
Next time you light up one of those “famous candles” take a look at the bottom to fully read where it was made (was it here in America) and all it is made with.
A good article to read: Candlelight: A Dash Of Toxin With Your Romance? : Shots - Health News : NPR
All my life I have been super sensitive to smells which makes it hard to burn candles. As candle lovers we love the way a candle dances and emits light in a room. In a spiritual stance, this light is a mirrored reflection of who we are, that beautiful bright light in the darkness. I make my own candles to avoid breathing in unknown things that can alter my DNA, let alone give me a migraine and a runny nose. Oh, and cause all the nasty marks on my ceiling.
I also did a test for over a month burning my candle in a clear glass candle holder and a “famous candle” that claims to be made with soy wax (blended with who knows what).
I even blew out my coconut wax candle side-by-side with two “famous candle” brands and was blown away at how much of a dark soot trail theirs had compared to mine. Any candle will have some smoke when you blow it out due to the carbon build up in the wick.
I know most of you reading this probably never even noticed that dark trail tail from your candles. That is ok! Now you are becoming aware. Take time and reflect if you had any headaches, fatigue, runny nose etc. when having those “famous candles” lit. Try using homemade candles that are made with clean ingredients such as coconut, soy, or LEGIT beeswax.
When it comes to beeswax, not to say there is no such thing as organic, but it would be very hard to create organic beeswax. We cannot control what flowers the bees mix with, so, for it to be ORGANIC BEESWAX, you would have to control them by mixing with only 100% ORGANIC flowers. Personally, I feel this is not allowing the bees freedom to pollinate where Earth needs it. All animals speak to Earth and work with her.
Be very careful getting beeswax because most are mixed with chemicals. You will know it is real because it has a darker look and smells like honey. It should even have some tiny burr comb particles (not to say if it does not that it is not legit). This is just tiny parts of the hive. Even though we filter it out three times, it is still hard to get it all out.
The candles at Angelic Kisses ™ have been thoroughly tested and intuitively made with the help of the Angels to provide you with non-toxic candles. When you look at our flame, you will even notice how much brighter it is. This is because there are not all those “unseen” chemical particles fogging the flame. Share this blog to inform others and spread the information because knowledge truly is power. Let us work together to create cleaner home environments for our family (which include our animals) and ourselves.
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