So many of us pop on a scented candle most days to freshen up the smell in our homes, help us relax after a long day, or just to create the perfect atmos for a cosy night-in on the sofa.
But did you know many reports show that some common ingredients could be harmful to you and your even more sensitive pets?
What constitutes a Pet-Friendly Candle?
No Paraffin Wax
Many modern candles use paraffin wax, which is made from petroleum as a by-product of making gasoline. Studies show that burning paraffin wax releases potentially dangerous chemicals, such as toluene. These are the same chemicals found in diesel fuel emissions so can potentially pose risks when inhaled by your pups.
What to do? Always look for candles made with 100% natural soy wax or other plant or vegetable waxes.
Phthalates are used extensively in the creation of fragrances, but over the last decades more research has been conducted examining the potentially harmful effects of pthalates and links to health problems.
What to do? Look for candles created using pthalate-free fragrances.
Vegan and Cruelty-free
To us any candle that uses animal products or ingredients that have been tested on animals in laboratories is harmful - no matter what animal. We believe in avoiding this at all costs.
What to do? Look for candles that state that they are both vegan and cruelty-free.
Are we being over cautious?
Quite possibly! Especially since everyone is different - some things may irritate one dog, which wouldn't irritate another. But we would always rather be on the safe side and opt for quality ingredients, especially where the health of our four-legged friends is concerned.
That's why we have created two Pet-Friendly Candles, that are safe for both dogs and cats. The Sniff Sniff candle is infused with addictive notes of Musk Rose and Fir to fill your home with a warm, cosy atmosphere, and the Winter Walkies offers a heartwarming combination of Fig, Pine and Cassis - reminiscent of fresh countryside walks wrapped up warm! As always the packaging is eco-friendly, re-usable and recyclable with lovely glass jars, aluminium lids, and cotton wicks!