Say goodbye to headaches from indoor air pollution when you're burning candles. If you are pregnant or have little children or old people in your home, you no longer have to fear the horrible side effects of the carcinogenic Toluene or Benzene that come from the all petroleum based Parrafin wax candles sold everywhere. Please read the EPA's statement below about these two chemicals in your home.
HEALTHIEST CANDLE ON EARTH - Sela Scents Natural Coconut Candles are safe to burn indoors near children, pregnant mothers and elderly because they do not pollute the air with the cancer causing agents, Benzene or Toluene, like common paraffin candles do. These are made of high quality, food grade coconut oils (kind you cook with) and waxes, with a small percentage of all natural soy, beeswax and other healthy waxes; NOT with the 10% Paraffin Wax that most “coconut wax” candle makers use to give it that creamy look and to harden it.
ALL NATURAL WICKS AND NO DYES - In addition to all natural waxes, Sela Scents does NOT use cheap paraffin based wicks or wicks with a dangerous lead core like most cheap and imported candles. Theirs are made of high quality cotton, coated with natural wax. Our wicks won’t release heavy black smoke like the cheap wicks in low quality candles do. Each coconut wax candle burns approximately 50 hours.
HIGH QUALITY SCENT TO THE VERY END - When cheap scents and paraffin wax meet, the scent separates from the wax and rises to the top resulting in a strong scent for the first 10% of the burn that then goes away. Sela Scents candles have a high quality scent that bonds nicely to the healthy high quality wax for a strong scent the entire burn. The real low quality candle companies pour scentless wax in the first 90% of the jar, let it harden and then pour the last 10% with a wonderfully scented wax. They save a ton of money on scent, which is very expensive.
SAY NO TO PARAFFIN WAX - If you are burning a candle for you bought from one of the large box stores or that costs less than $20, it’s a pretty safe bet (like 99% chance) you are burning a paraffin wax candle. Did you know Paraffin Wax is an oil derivative made from the highly toxic sludge leftover in oil barrels after the petroleum refining process? If you feel that you just have to burn a paraffin candle, please do not burn them in the same room with children and elderly since their bodies absorb more of the air pollution than adults do.
PARAFFIN WAX IS TOXIC - Burning a Paraffin Wax candle releases all kinds of known carcinogens into the air, including Benzene and Toluene. The fumes released are similar to what is released from a diesel engine and can be as dangerous as secondhand cigarette smoke.
Read what the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says about Benzene and Toluene.
“Benzene is found in the air from emissions from burning coal and oil, gasoline service stations, and motor vehicle exhaust. Acute (short-term) inhalation exposure of humans to benzene may cause drowsiness, dizziness, headaches, as well as eye, skin, and respiratory tract irritation, and, at high levels, unconsciousness. Chronic (long-term) inhalation exposure has caused various disorders in the blood, including reduced numbers of red blood cells and aplastic anemia, in occupational settings. Reproductive
effects have been reported for women exposed by inhalation to high levels, and adverse effects on the developing fetus have been observed in animal tests. Increased incidence of leukemia (cancer of the tissues that form white blood cells) have been observed in humans occupationally exposed to benzene. EPA has classified benzene as known human carcinogen for all routes of exposure.”
“Toluene is added to gasoline, used to produce benzene, and used as a solvent. Exposure to toluene may occur from breathing ambient or indoor air affected by such sources. The central nervous system (CNS) is the primary target organ for toluene toxicity in both humans and animals for acute (short-term) and chronic (long-term)
exposures. CNS dysfunction and narcosis have been frequently observed in humans acutely exposed to elevated airborne levels of toluene; symptoms include fatigue, sleepiness, headaches, and nausea. CNS depression has been reported to occur in chronic abusers exposed to high levels of toluene. Chronic inhalation exposure of humans to toluene also causes irritation of the upper respiratory tract and eyes, sore throat, dizziness, and headache. Human studies have reported developmental effects, such as CNS dysfunction, attention deficits, and minor craniofacial and limb anomalies, in the children of pregnant women exposed to high levels of toluene or mixed solvents by inhalation. EPA has concluded that that there is inadequate information to assess the carcinogenic potential of Toluene.”
Sela Scents are made with a 100% natural proprietary blend of coconut oil-based wax for the Healthiest Candle on Earth. Dye free with 50 hour burn time. Comes in three scents: Vanilla, Goji Orange, and Cinnamon. Burns clean with a bold, lively scent.
Dimensions (H x D)
3.125" x 3.75"
Weight: 16 oz
The Story of the Sela Scents
My daughter, Sela, began making candles with my brother-in-law, Tim. It was just a fun thing they were doing. I suggested that if they are going to make candles anyways, then why not plan for them to be the best candles in the world. Best is hard to qualify, so they chose Healthiest Candles on Earth. It took forever for Tim to come up with the perfect recipe that would be solid enough to not mess up in shipping, would have a perfect wick to burn at the perfect temperature, all the while, making it fragrant all the way down to the bottom of the candle. I was so impressed with these that I asked if we could sell them on our site.