Do you know what is in the candle you are burning?
March 24, 2016
When we launched LeafBird Fine Fragrances, we spent many months to research and test a variety of ingredients to ensure that they yielded not only the finest soy candle burning experience but also one that was centered around health and wellness.
We learned early on that the candle industry has historically used fragrance oils containing chemical compounds commonly referred to as “phthalates.” We asked ourselves just what phthalates are, why they are used and do they compliment our philosophy. The short answer was they were not what we wanted in our homes, and so we decided early on not to use fragrance ingredients containing phthalates.
Used in everything from household cleaners to food packaging to perfume, cosmetics, and personal-care products, phthalates in candles allow manufacturers to enable their candles to hold a strong scent for very extended periods, as well as blend their fragrance ingredients into the wax easier. This may make their job of creating candles easier, but many research studies have concluded the use of phthalates is harmful to users of any product containing phthalates.
In fact, in 2008, the US Congress banned some phthalates from use in children’s products and required the Consumer Product Safety Commission to research the chemicals further. Also, many academic studies and policy reports have expressed concern over the health impacts of phthalates.
While a firm consensus on the potential risks and effects from the use of phthalates has yet to be addressed adequately, we at LeafBird Fine Fragrances made the choice not to use any fragrance ingredients containing phthalates in our products. We care about our environment, team members, and our customers. It is our mission to deliver the finest soy candles and home fragrance products.
We often get people asking us what the difference is between "big brand" candles (such as Yankee Candle and Nest Fragrances) and ours. The most apparent difference of our candles is that they are handcrafted in small batches, ensuring the finest quality of every candle made.
This intense and spicy fragrance promotes a blend of citrus notes including orange, satsuma, yuzu, and tangerine; followed by notes of cranberry, peach, and hints of spice. Cranberry Orange will remind you of mulled cider and cherished family moments.
As a small business, we know how important it is to listen to our customers, and obtain feedback on preferences, as well as customer wants/needs.
Over the last year, we heard loud and clear that while many of our customers loved our candles, they wanted a candle design that would complement their homes better. We also learned that many of our candles are given as gifts, and the packaging is an important part of the gift-giving experience.