Cheap candles hurt your health

I always avoid the cheap and highly superficial candle aisles in any Big Box store along with those Yankee Candle stores because the unnatural smells make my nose-smeller go out on overload. How can this be you ask? It is all chemicals! Fake baked cookies, counterfeit English rose or concocted white jasmine. They all overwhelm my poor schnozz. But here’s the bigger problem: what you don’t smell when you light off these evil Ninja assassins can definitely kill you. For one thing, fake candles emit endocrine-disrupting, cancer-causing phthalates that confuse your hormones and screw with your thyroid. Did you know that the chemical limonene (used for citrus scents) turns into formaldehyde when it blends with the air? Sniff that all day long for a while and tell us what kind of cancer you develop (NOT recommended…) In fact, pretty much ALL cheap candles, perfumes, air fresheners, and related junk contain a multiplicity of horrible chemicals that are completely unregulated for this type of use. And you won’t find limonene, phthalates, or other volatile compounds listed on the labels because, guess why, yep! There are no requirements to list chemicals in your crappy candles. Solution: Spend the megabucks and buy100% beeswax candles scented with essential oils instead. Yah, I know, good things aren’t cheap but cheap things aren’t good – especially where your health is concerned.

Your nose knows better!

Your nose knows better!

About Craig Stellpflug NDC

Craig Stellpflug is a NeuroDevelopment Consultant and a Certified Nutritional Consultant. Craig is a cancer nutritionist and child brain disorder specialist at Healing Pathways Medical Clinic in Scottsdale Arizona.
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