Why Candles Can Harm Your Pets

Yes, candles can potentially be harmful to cats and dogs, and pet owners should exercise caution when using them. Here are some considerations:

  1. Scented Candles: The fragrances used in scented candles may contain chemicals that can be irritating or harmful to pets. Pets, especially cats, have a more sensitive sense of smell, and certain scents can be overwhelming for them. -All of our fragrance oils are Phthalate Free!

  2. Essential Oils: Some candles, particularly those labeled as "aromatherapy" or "essential oil candles," may contain essential oils that can be toxic to pets. Essential oils like tea tree, eucalyptus, and citrus oils can be harmful to cats and dogs if ingested or if they come into contact with the skin. - We do not use Essential Oils in our candles.

  3. Paraffin Candles: As mentioned earlier, paraffin candles release substances into the air when burned. While the concentration might be low, it's a good practice to ensure that the room is well-ventilated to minimize potential respiratory irritation for pets. - We use Soy wax in our candles.

  4. Open Flames: Pets may be curious and, in some cases, may knock over candles, potentially causing burns or starting a fire. It's crucial to keep candles out of reach of pets and never leave them unattended.

  5. Ingestion of Wax: Some pets may be tempted to chew on candles or ingest wax. Ingesting candle wax can lead to gastrointestinal issues and pose a choking hazard.

To minimize risks:

  • Opt for unscented candles or those scented with pet-safe essential oils.
  • Choose candles made from safer materials like soy or beeswax instead of paraffin.
  • Place candles in secure holders, away from areas where pets can knock them over.
  • Never leave burning candles unattended, especially if pets are in the vicinity.
  • Consider using flameless LED candles as a safer alternative.

If you notice any signs of distress or illness in your pets, such as coughing, sneezing, difficulty breathing, or lethargy, consult with a veterinarian promptly. It's always a good idea to be cautious and take preventive measures to ensure the safety and well-being of your pets when using candles in your home.