- particulates/soot (plus, carcinogens)
- petroleum derived wax (more carcinogens)
- lead and other metals in candle wicks (highly toxic!)
- artificial scents/colors (carcinogen and who knows what else)
So check out Timothy Han candles. Organic, ethically sourced materials, and --this is a first--UNBLEACHED cotton wicks (no metals, naturally).
Elegant looking, the wicks burn well and don't collapse even without the little wire lots of manufacturers put in the wicks to keep them upright. And scents? With naturally derived scents like fig or bergamot/jasmine/mandarin and 50 hours burning time, you'll wonder why you ever bought a "sugar cookie" Yankee Candle!