Another issue and health concern is fragrance. In the United States, cosmetics companies producing skin care, perfumes, and candles are legally permitted to list “fragrance” on the list of ingredients without explaining what that means, because the FDA protects it as “trade secrets.”

Unfortunately, this lack of transparency could be masking whether the product contains allergens, toxic ingredients linked to illness, and known endocrine disrupters like phthalates. Go for products that specify they have used 100% pure essential oils, phthalate-free, and are non-toxic.

Some great non-toxic candles are: