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Some people take natural wax, add synthetic fragrances & chemical dyes, and then call it a "Natural Candle"...

At Pure Light, we are passionate about our health and the health of this planet that we all live upon. We feel that it is our responsibility to educate ourselves and contribute to the future health of this planet, so that our children will have a beautiful place to run and play, with clean air to breathe inside and out. Please realize that each of our small day to day decisions can make a big difference. Please join us in our endeavor to live a greener life. Educate yourselves and your loved ones, and live and buy responsibly!

BECOME AN EDUCATED BUYER:  It is important while shopping for natural candles to recognize some of the key words that will help you understand what you may actually be buying.

  • FOOD GRADE WAX:  Paraffin wax, a waste product from the petroleum industry.
  • NATURAL WAX BLEND:  Petroleum based paraffin wax, blended with a  small amount of a natural based wax.
  • MADE WITH ESSENTIAL OILS:  A small amount of essential oil blended with  the majority of the scent coming from a petrochemical based synthetic fragrance.


  • Paraffin wax. A waste product from the petroleum industry. Known to Emit 11 known toxins while burning, including toluene, benzene, and formaldehyde, which are known carcinogens.
  • Synthetic fragrances. Chemicals primarily derived from petroleum, including phlatates, benzene derivatives, aldehydes and many other known toxins and synthesizers. (There are at least 4000 different chemicals used by the fragrance industry today, many of which have never been tested for safety.) Synthetic fragrances can emit volatile organic compounds (vocs) into the air which have been known to produce a myraid of allergic reactions including; eye, nose and throat irritation, headaches, dizziness, nausea, rash, damage to the liver, kidneys, and central nervous system, as well as cancer and birth defects.
  • Chemical dyes. Derived from different sources including coal tar.
  • Metal wicks. Lead or other metal cores. Emit potentially dangerous levels of lead into the air. Lead poisoning affects many organ systems and biochemical processes, including the central nervous system and cardiovascular system.
  • Stearic acid was once the only additive available for paraffin candles and is derived from either animal fat or palm oil. It is now often replaced with Vybar, a polymer which raises the melting point of paraffin, allows scents and colors to blend evenly in the wax, and gives the paraffin some of the qualities of more expensive waxes, allowing candle makers to charge more for a relatively cheap candle.
  • Microcrystallines are a group of substances derived from petroleum that are added to candles to change the texture of the wax, add gloss, increase opacity, etc.
  • Polyethylenes are produced from natural gas (or by "cracking" petroleum naptha). They add gloss, luster, or clear crystals to wax.
  • Other common additives are uv inhibitors, release agents, and softeners (vegetable, mineral, or animal derived oils).

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