What You Won't Find in Lys Creations NZ Candles
Lys Creations NZ is a small business based in New Zealand that makes hand-crafted candles. What started as a hobby, has grown into a passion for creating quality candles from 100% natural ingredients. Each candle is created with an individual's needs and requests in mind, and the result is a unique candle that you won't find anywhere else.
Here are the things you will NOT find in our candles!Parabens
Parabens are a group of preservatives that begin with any of the following: Ethyl, Butyl, Methyl, Propyl, Isopropyl and Isobutyl. (For example, Ethyl paraben) Parabens, despite being linked to cancer, reproductive toxicity and endocrine hormone disruption are used in formulations almost as frequently as water. Little is known about prolonged, extensive exposure.
Petroleum, Mineral Oil or Paraffin Oil are by-products of the oil refinery process. Petroleum derivatives may be contaminated with polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, or PAHs, a probable human carcinogen.
Unlike the EU, where Phthalates are banned, the use of these chemicals is unregulated in many countries where they may be listed deceivingly as “fragrance” or “parfum” DEP, DBP, DEHP have been linked to endocrine disruption, cancer and developmental and reproductive toxicity.
A candle with a lead-core wick releases five times the amount of lead considered hazardous for children and exceeds World-wide EPA pollution standards for outdoor air.
Many imported candles are made of paraffin wax (a petroleum waste product that is chemically bleached), which creates highly toxic benzene and toluene (both are known carcinogens) when burned. In fact, the petrol-soot released from paraffin candles are the same as those found in diesel fuel fumes and can be as dangerous at second-hand smoke.
Some candle wicks are a source of toxins in scented candles. Candle wicks are supposed to be made of cotton or paper, but lead-core wicks can still be found, especially in products manufactured in China or Taiwan. You don’t even need to light the candle to be exposed to chemicals, simple evaporation from an uncovered candle can release pollutants into the air and touching a candle can cause absorption of chemicals through the skin.
Healthier Candle Choices
Don’t want to give up the warm glow of candlelight? Make healthier choices and avoid the toxins in many scented candles by opting for candles that are:
- Made from all-natural products like coconut or soy wax
- Have paper or 100% cotton wicks
- Think about the manufacturing process of the candle you are purchasing
In addition, if you are burning candles to cover up an unpleasant odour, you may be masking a real problem, such as mould or mildew, that can impact your health. If there is a scent in your home that you find unpleasant, track down the source of the odour so you can remedy the problem and not just cover it up!
Check out our great range of quality 100% Natural hand-crafted fragranced candles individually created in New Zealand.
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