Maybe you are a nerd like us and learned a ton about essential oils and all the benefits they can hold. From helping heal the skin to your common cold, essential oils are a wonder in homeopathic medicine.
Essential oils are highly concentrated plant extracts that are commonly used in aromatherapy and natural beauty products. While they can provide a variety of benefits when used topically or inhaled, they should not be used in candles. If someone does use them, there is a ton of caution, testing, and limited uses.
One of the main reasons why essential oils should not be used in candles is that they can be potentially harmful when heated and inhaled. Some essential oils, such as eucalyptus and peppermint, can cause respiratory issues when inhaled in large amounts. In addition, certain essential oils can be irritating to the skin and eyes, and can cause allergic reactions when used in candles.
Another reason why essential oils should not be used in candles is that they can be unstable when exposed to heat. Some essential oils can break down or evaporate when heated, which can alter their scent and therapeutic properties. This can also lead to a loss of fragrance over time, which can be disappointing for those who are using the candle for its aromatic benefits.
Finally, using essential oils in candles can be expensive. Because essential oils are highly concentrated, they can be costly to use in large amounts. This can make it difficult to create a candle that is both fragrant and affordable.
In conclusion, while essential oils can be beneficial when used topically or inhaled, they should not be used in candles. The risks of inhaling heated essential oils, the potential for instability when exposed to heat, and the high cost of using essential oils make them a poor choice for candle making. Instead, consider using natural fragrances, such as essential oil blends or natural extracts, in your candles to enjoy their aromatic benefits safely and affordably.
So this is why we source fragrance oils, but we do a ton of research to make sure we are sourcing ones that are indeed phthalates free and meet our values as a company.