About Candles

1. ABOUT CANDLES

a. Why Do People Use Scented Candles?
  • Candles are perhaps one of the most enjoyable and affordable luxury items available to everyone. They are beautiful and magical, infusing the home with color and fragrance. They can create a special warmth and ambiance to bring a special sense of calm and well-being.
  • In addition, studies have also shown that there is a strong correlation between smells and moods, scents and memories because our brain's limbtic center, which is the area that processes emotions, is tied to the brain's olfactory bulbs, which processes smell. Hence, with Yankee Candle's true-to-life scents, you can be sure to take a happy and pleasant walk down memory lane. 

b. Are Certain Candle Waxes Better Than Others?

  • According to the National Candle Association: No. All types of quality candle waxes have been shown to burn cleanly, safely and in the same manner. U.S. candle manufacturers select waxes or blends of waxes based on their suitability for specific types of candles or formulation profiles, as well as their own candle-making preferences.
  • The candles at Yankee Candle are made from premium, high quality food grade paraffin wax which can also be found in makeup and food. This paraffin wax has undergone many rounds of distillation and refinery to reach this quality. The Tumbler candles are made from a blend of aforementioned paraffin wax and soy wax. The candles at Yankee Candle is non-toxic and safe for use.
  • For more information about the safety of scented candles, please refer to the National Candle Association website at http://candles.org/about-the-nca/. 

c. Are Scented Candles Safe?

  • A well-made and properly burned candle, whether scented or unscented, will burn cleanly and safely. Although there are no known health hazards associated with the use of scented candles, unfounded concerns about the safety of man-made fragrances vs. “natural” fragrance materials and essential oils continue to pepper the popular media and Internet. The fragrances approved for candle usage – whether synthesized or “natural” – do not release toxic chemicals.
  • Yankee Candle is endorsed as a candle supplier by the NCA and adheres to all the industry standards set out to make its candles safe for use.
  • For more information about the safety of scented candles, please refer to the National Candle Association website at http://candles.org/about-the-nca/. 

d. Are Candles Made From Paraffin Wax Safe?

  • Validated scientific studies have shown that all major candle waxes exhibit the same basic burn behavior and produce virtually identical combustion byproducts, both in terms of composition and amount. To date, no peer-reviewed scientific study has ever collected or analyzed any emissions data on any candle wax, including petroleum-based paraffin, and proven them to be harmful to human health.
  • The candles at Yankee Candle are made from premium, high quality food grade paraffin wax which can also be found in makeup and food. This paraffin wax has undergone many rounds of distillation and refinery to reach this quality. The Tumbler candles are made from a blend of aforementioned paraffin wax and soy wax. The candles at Yankee Candle is non-toxic and safe for use.
  • For more information about the safety of scented candles, please refer to the National Candle Association website at http://candles.org/about-the-nca/. 

e. I Am Pregnant. Can I Still Use Your Candles?

  • As different individuals have different body compositions and reactions, we would advise you to seek your doctor's opinion on it. If you are concerned, we would suggest that you light up the candles again after pregnancy.
  • To date, no peer-reviewed scientific study has ever collected or analyzed any emissions data on any candle wax, including petroleum-based paraffin, and proven them to be harmful to human health.
  • The candles at Yankee Candle are made from premium, high quality food grade paraffin wax which can also be found in makeup and food. This paraffin wax has undergone many rounds of distillation and refinery to reach this quality. The Tumbler candles are made from a blend of aforementioned paraffin wax and soy wax. 
  • For more information about the safety of scented candles, please refer to the National Candle Association website at http://candles.org/about-the-nca/. 

f. How Do I Use Candles Safely?

Here are the three basics rules of candle safety:

  • Never leave a burning candle unattended.
  • Never burn a candle on or near anything that might catch fire.
  • Keep candles out of reach of children and pets.

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