About Our Ingredients

About Our Ingredients

All Broxton Lane Candles are Phthalate Free. As most candles burn, phthalates are released into the air where they may be inhaled or absorbed through the skin. Once they enter the bloodstream, they aggravate allergy and asthma symptoms in some people and have been found to alter hormone levels. We strive to be Non-Toxic & Clean Burning and go the extra mile to cut out all the bad stuff for your family and your fur babies.

Phthalates, or phthalate esters, are a group of chemicals with a variety of different uses and applications. The most common use is in the manufacturing of plastics to make them more flexible and durable, but phthalates can be found in pharmaceuticals, building materials, cleaning products, and other household goods. 

As candle and soap makers, we are primarily concerned with the phthalates that are used in cosmetic applications: dibutyl phthalate (DBP), dimethyl phthalate (DMP), and diethyl phthalate (DEP). This is an important distinction because of the three, only DEP is still commonly used in fragrance. We’ve seen companies make claims of being “phthalate-free,” only to specify in the fine print they are free of dibutyl phthalates—a misleading statement since DBP is not typically used in fragrance to begin with.

Diethyl phthalates were used extensively in the fragrance industry in the past, primarily as solvents to dissolve the raw materials that go into fragrance formulations. Another common function is increasing the hot throw of a fragrance in soy wax. Not only are diethyl phthalates very effective at these jobs, they’re also widely available and inexpensive.

Over the last decade or so, more and more research has been done on the effects of phthalates on human health. In addition to their status as endocrine disruptors, phthalates are linked to increased risk of breast cancer, fertility issues, and other health problems. The research into the health risks of exposure to phthalates is ongoing, but it’s clear to us that if we can remove these risks from the equation entirely, we should.

Broxton Lane Candle Co offers Non-Toxic, clean burning candles. Made of 100% Soy Wax which is eco-friendly, renewable, American grown, sustainable, & carbon-neutral. Soy's greatest advantage is that it is completely renewable. The U.S. grows the vast majority of the world's soybeans, primarily in Illinois, Iowa, and Indiana.

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