Your search for the best non-toxic candle ends here. These candles are 100% plant-based and environmentally-responsible making them the perfect choice!
You know by now how much I caution against the harmful effects of artificial fragrances, and I go into great detail on this topic in my book, Journey to a Non-Toxic Home.
And conventional candles—though they’re beautiful and smell nice—are filled with the toxic stuff.
From paraffin wax (a petroleum by-product) that releases black soot and carcinogenic benzene into the air, to the synthetic fragrance compounds that can trigger respiratory issues, cheap candles are NOT something I recommend at all.
But the good news is you do have options!
Non-toxic candles made with beeswax, soy wax, or sustainable palm oil are all great alternatives.
Just make sure they’re pure and not blended with paraffin wax (which is pretty common), and that they use plant-based fragrance like those from essential oils and plant extracts.
My top choice for non-toxic candles
My favourite natural fragrance company, Grow Fragrance, has launched their candle collection and I’m happy to report that they check all those boxes! ✅
They’re made with a blend of soy wax and coconut oil and are scented with 100% essential oils and plant extracts.
But that’s not even the coolest part about these non-toxic candles…
They’re also crafted in an environmentally-responsible way. What does that mean? The candles are poured into a 100% recyclable aluminum insert/refill which fits right into their reusable pure concrete vessels!
The have a cool animation on their website that shows you exactly how this works.
Not only does this save waste from going to the landfill, it also cuts the cost of production and shipping, so they can pass those savings on to their customers.
You buy the vessel one time and then continue refilling it with new inserts as they run out (and recycling the old ones). Pretty cool, right? 😃
Grow Fragrance candles are now available on their site and they currently have these delicious scents: Amber Santal, Bamboo, and Lavender Blossom. And if you know anything about Grow Fragrance, you know they love putting out new scents several times a year!
The candles have a 45-50 hour burn time and the price is pretty fair for a 100% plant-based candle. You also get free shipping if you order 2 or more candles.
If you have any questions about these candles, please leave them in the comments. You know I don’t recommend a product unless I believe in it and feel comfortable using it in my home. And Grow Fragrance is definitely in that category.