Burn baby, burn. Nothing quite sets the mood like a good candle. But the mood varies based on quality. An eye-watering, skin-itching, overpowering, offensively strong pumpkin-strawberry-sea salt-tree farm-scented candle the size of a dinner plate is ... enough to clear a room. Not the goal for your next hang? Enter - the clean burning candle. Formulated with natural coconut soy wax or beeswax, and without questionable ingredients or additives like phthalates and lead, clean candles create the cozy ambiance you're after, without the toxic hangover. Here are the three best clean-burning Canadian candles to set the scene right and get lit. 🔥


The Honey Candles Beeswax Pillars 

Crafted from hardworking honey bees 🐝, these candles are made from 100% beeswax ... and nothing else. (There can be sneaky labelling on "beeswax" candles - often, we see the word 'pure beeswax' on the label only to discover they're 51% beeswax, 49% paraffin. Look for the key phrase "100% Pure Beeswax" on candles for the cleanest burn.) These handcrafted candles use only beeswax and natural fibre cotton wicks, making them environmentally friendly and nontoxic. Create a set of Honey Candles classic round pillars and modern square pillars to add dimension and sophistication to your living space. The white beeswax candles in this collection are not dyed or bleached, instead, this creamy shade is achieved through a natural filtration process. 

🕯️ Bonus! Beeswax acts as a natural air purifier. When beeswax is burned, it releases negative ions, which help neutralize airborne pollutants like dust, pollen and odour. This process can help alleviate allergies and asthma.
Coconut soy wax candles canada from The Green Kiss

The Hygge Candle 

Hygge (pronounced hoo-guh) is the Danish concept of integrating comfort and warmth into your home - it's the overall feeling of coziness. The Hygge Candle is made of coconut soy wax and a decadent blend of the highest quality essential oils. Our favourite feature is the sustainable wooden wick, which crackles when lit, giving off that open-fire energy for an outdoorsy feel 🪵. Primo Hygge! While conventional candle wicks have been known to contain traces of lead, we only carry candles with wicks made from 100% cotton or wood to avoid burning airborne chemicals into your living space. Both cotton and wooden wicks keep your candle burning slowly and evenly while effectively distributing the candle scent. Soy-based candles tend to have a stronger scent throw — meaning they are better at spreading fragrance than their coconut-based counterparts. Something to consider when scent shopping. 

🕯️ Bonus! Clean-burning candles tend to have a longer burn time compared to paraffin candles. Natural waxes like coconut soy and beeswax have a lower melting point, allowing them to burn more slowly and evenly. This coconut and soy wax blend provides a clean, slow burn that produces minimal soot and smoke. All the glow, none of the harmful toxins.

The Honey Tin Candle

This travel candle comes in two scent profiles, infused with comforting essential oils for a delightful olfactory experience. Choose Kootenay Forest for soft scents of pine, fir, and cedar, and Mulled Spice for warm notes of cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, and ginger - our vote for the perfect tub-side glow. These two smell fantastic grouped together or burned on their own. The soft, flickering light and gentle aromatic fragrances create a sense of nostalgia and tranquility. Amp up the ambiance with a sprinkling of 100% Pure Canadian beeswax tealights around your bathtub.

🕯️ Bonus! Unlike paraffin candles, which produce thick black soot and release toxins like benzene and toluene, clean-burning candles deliver minimal to no soot when burned properly - allowing you to get cozy without developing respiratory issues from burning candles in your home.

 beeswax candles from The Green Kiss

Our Takeaway

Studies have measured traces of lead and formaldehyde above cancer-causing thresholds, among other chemicals that are harmful to health in conventional synthetic candles. Why take the risk? We recommend opting for natural coconut soy wax or beeswax candles formulated without phthalates to ensure your air stays toxin-free while burning. Your self-care routine is only as good as the clean products you use. Elevate your Me-Time with natural, clean-burning candles for unmatched ambiance in your worry-free sanctuary. Shop our collection of subtle and sophisticated natural candles to set the scene right. Light them up, dim the lights, and get cozy.

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