Our candle fragrances are Phthalate free but what are Phthalates?

Our candle fragrances are Phthalate free but what are Phthalates?

Phthalates are a group of chemicals used to make plastics more flexible and harder to break. They are often called plasticizers. Some phthalates are used as solvents (dissolving agents) for other materials. They are used in hundreds of products, such as vinyl flooring, adhesives, detergents, lubricating oils, automotive plastics, plastic clothes (raincoats), and personal-care products such as soaps, shampoos, hair sprays, and nail polishes) and yes in some fragrances used by candle manufacturers.

People are exposed to phthalates by eating and drinking foods that have been in contact with containers and products containing phthalates. To a lesser extent exposure can occur from breathing in air that contains phthalate vapors (like candles) or dust contaminated with phthalate particles. Young children may have a greater risk of being exposed to phthalate particles in dust than adults because of their hand-to-mouth behaviors.

All of the fragrances that we use in our candles are 100% phthalate free. So you can breathe easy knowing that you and your family are not being exposed to any phthalates from burning our candles.