A Guide to Eco-Friendly Candles

Pure beeswax and vegetable-oil-based candles are the healthiest
choices for us and for the environment. We have a range of helpful
information about candles on Care2, from how to make beeswax
candles yourself, to the dangers of candle soot, to how to safely
remove dripped candle wax, and resources. Here is an index page for
it all:

Candle soot can cause indoor air pollution. Make sure you don’t burn candles with metal wicks and be aware that aromatherapy candles can cause serious soot problems but for health and for objects such as computers. Some mistakenly think that the soot they are getting from their candls is coming from their furnace. For more on soot, read this.

Tips for Making Safe Candles Yourself: How-to Guide.

Paraffin is a petroleum product, which is not a renewable resource and causes pollution in its production.

Pure beeswax and vegetable oil candles are readily available. Some brands include Beeswax Candles; Pure Light Candles; and Pure Essential Oil Candles.


Livnam Kaur
Colleen Stockard4 years ago

I've begun to create my own coconut oil candles: I use an old glass jar, glue a wick to the bottom of the jar, heat up the jar of coconut oil in warm water, and pour the liquid oil into the jar and let it stand overnight to stiffen. Works perfectly, and doesn't smell at all! No heavy air or anything :)

Ashlyine B.
Past Member 6 years ago

Your articles and contents are encouraging.

Danuta Watola
Danuta W6 years ago

thanks for sharing

Vita Pagh
Vita P6 years ago

Using natural ingredients ...yes! ...thank you.

Sonia Minwer-Barakat Requ

Good to know,thanks for sharing

Fi T.
Past Member 6 years ago

Love our mother nature as to our mum

Bryna Pizzo
Bryna Pizzo6 years ago

Thank you so much!

Val M.
Val M6 years ago


Polina T.
Polina T.6 years ago

good info

Ian Weinschel
Ian Weinschel6 years ago

OK there seems to be credible evidence about paraffin and fragrances being harmful. But no one has any info on any of these other alternatives. Just saying they are natural doesn't mean anything at all.

WARNING TAKEN! but maybe we shouldn't be burning any of this stuff at all???
Any bio-chemist in the group??