Are scented candles poisonous? Sind Duftkerzen giftig?


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Scented candles 

Oh, I know! You don’t want to hear about it, right? First she is telling me about all the things I shouldn’t eat anymore and now candles!

I promise you I am not one of those, and I myself love nice smells and candles! Especially in this cozy winter time we have scented candles everywhere we go, but have you ever thought about where this smell comes from and where it goes?

Let’s take a look at a simple IKEA candle who is made from paraffin/vegetable wax. (1) This paraffin wax does release an alarming amount of chemicals comparable to cigaret smoke who can cause serious respiratory issues like asthma. Ikea unfortunately does not provide further information about the scent and wicks.

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