First - Let’s talk CANDLE WAX✋🏻
It’s probably safe to say you are a fellow candle addict… Like the rest of us; burning candles all over your house… are we correct ?? 🙋🏼♀️
And we hate to be THAT person, but if you aren’t burning Lee & Lou candles, you might not be doing yourself any favours with those "other" candle brands.
Let us ask you this …
Do you know what "type" of candles you are burning ?? 🤷🏼♀️
BECAUSE NOT ALL CANDLES ARE THE SAME 💡🤯
If you have bought mass produced candles from major department stores😨 (we promise we won’t judge 🤐) they are more then likely full of harmful chemicals!
Some mass produced department store candles can send a lot of toxic junk into the air, and with candles burning for hours on end in a closed up house over winter, these toxic fumes can be pretty unhealthy❌😪
GET TO KNOW YOUR WAX💡
Paraffin is a byproduct of petroleum and it’s the most commonly used wax in mass produced candles! Paraffin wax releases harmful toxins into the air while it burns!!! 😧
Any candle brand that reads “Soy Blend” on the label … WATCH OUT! 🤔
Lots of the big name candle brands use the words “Soy Blend” as a safe word for marketing purposes!!! This generally means they “blend” a tiny amount of soy wax with other toxic waxes like good old paraffin wax as it is a lot cheaper to do this! 😨 I know right !!!! 😧😧😧
At Lee & Lou we ALWAYS hand pour our candles in small batches with 100% NATURAL CocoSoy Wax 🥥🌱👌🏻 We never have and never will cut corners by using cheap toxic waxes 🙈
Please always make sure you know your product & be wary of what harmful chemicals you could be bringing into your home 🏠🤍
NOW, LETS TALK WICKS 🔥
Have you ever bought a candle with a cotton wick and noticed there is a little wire in the centre of the wick?? Well, that is a lead core and when you burn a candle with a lead core, it emits toxic lead into the air!😨
Burn these candles often and in enclosed spaces and there is even a potential for lead poisoning! There is no amount of lead that is safe to ingest and while it is now illegal to manufacture candles with lead-cored wicks in Australia, mass produced candles made overseas where you find in pretty much every big department store here may still have them.🤔
If you have candles in your house which have a cotton wick with a lead-core, throw them out, especially if you have children❌
At Lee & Lou, we only ever use lead free cotton wicks & sustainably sourced natural Wooden Wicks. 🌿
For every 100 wood wicks we buy, another tree gets planted.🌳 Now that is amazing!! Not only are wooden wicks 100% natural, they look stunning, and sound beautiful when burning too 😍
We have found that wooden wick candles have a better scent throw when burning. Wooden wicks create a horizontal flame that throws more heat into your candle quicker, so even though it burns slower and lower, a wooden wick candle will heat up the fragrance and create a scent throw into your room in less time.
Did this surprise you ??