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Hella Clean Candles LLC
Ramon Flores Jr
San Francisco, CA
No. The small amount of soot produced by a candle is the natural byproduct of incomplete combustion. Candle soot is composed primarily of elemental carbon particles, and is similar to the soot given off by kitchen toasters and cooking oils. Since our candles are made with 100% natural wax - sooting should be minimal & safe for the air in your home.
Candle soot can be minimized in the following ways:
• Trim the wick to ¼ inch before every use
• Place the candle away from drafty areas
• Ensure that the wax pool is free of debris
• NEVER leave a candle unattended in your home
This is very common & is typically caused from not trimming the wick properly before each use.
Be sure to trim the wick before each use to ensure the flame doesn't get out of control.
We believe in being as clean & sustainable as possible. That's why we only use our signature coconut wax blend. Not only is our wax sustainably sourced - it has been lab tested to burn clean, never polluting the air with harmful particles.
Paraffin wax is made from petroleum & the process of making it is extremely detrimental to the environment. Studies have also shown that it can pollute the air, potentially leading to health problems. We ALWAYS avoid any & all questionable ingredients.
We love the bees! 🐝 Unfortunately, a majority of the beeswax on the market isn't so friendly to our buzzy friends so we avoid using this type of wax. We are also proud to be 100% vegan brand.
We love clean fragrances. A majority of our fragrances are naturally derived while a small portion of them are synthetic & lab created.
We researched this topic extensively while creating our products & we found that certain essential oils/essences have chemical components that can be pollute the air when burned.
Whereas, all the synthetic compounds in our products are created & tested to be completely non-toxic while burning. Our fragrances are ALWAYS free of phthalates, petrochemicals, & other harmful. compounds. (i.e..toulene, benzene, etc)
Totally! All of our products can be recycled & up-cycled in many ways! Recycling tips can be found here.
We are currently working on creating a recycling program. In the mean time - San Francisco Bay Area residents are encouraged to contact us to setup a jar return.