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Just Say No To Paraffin

Paraffin is a heavy hydrocarbon that comes from crude oil. One of the many products made from the refining process is lubricating oil. It is this part of the refining process from which petroleum waxes are derived. Paraffin is the final refining product extracted after asphalt. It’s an inexpensive by-product that is whitened using a 100% bleach solution and then texturized with acrolein, a known carcinogenic product. The American Chemical Society states that when burned, paraffin emits toluene, benzene, and other toxins that are linked to health issues such as asthma, eczema, migraine headaches and even cancer. 

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The American Lung Association has issued warnings that burning paraffin candles can emit toxins, in measurable amounts, into your home's air. "Paraffin candles are as dangerous to the lungs as second-hand tobacco smoke and even more so if you are in the habit of burning many at the same time."

At Tahoe Bath and Candle Works we don't use paraffin for anything!