It’s no secret that scent and mood are
But could the wrong candle be doing more harm than good? It’s a surprisingly controversial topic. While many conventional candles are still made with questionable ingredients, including paraffin wax, synthetic fragrances, and inferior oils, evidence of their negative health effects remains largely inconclusive.
Still, if the idea of a nontoxic, clean-burning candle appeals to you, we’ve done the research and rounded up the contenders for your consideration.
Best Non-Toxic Candle with Soy Wax
Michelle and Jon Simmons were motivated to create plant-based candles following the birth of their first son. During Michelle’s pregnancy, they became increasingly aware of questionable ingredients in common household items.
As they searched for nontoxic replacements, the need for naturally healthy candles became clear, and the pair began experimenting. Their approach to candle making centered on ingredient transparency and clean-burning fragrances.
All Slow North candles are made with pure essential oils and U.S.-grown soy wax. They’re poured into U.S.-made tumblers that can be reused.
Cotton and paper wicks and cork lids round out the minimalist design, and Slow North has over one dozen scents.