Paraffin wax is derived from petroleum which is one of the biggest environmental contributors of carbon dioxide. It contains up to 11 Carcinogen compounds that are toxic air contaminants. These include but are not limited to: Acetaldehyde, Acrolein, Benzene, Formaldehyde, Polychlorodibenzo-p-dioxins, Polyaromatic Hydrocarbons and Toulene (Toulene and Benzene are the really nasty carcinogens found in cigarette smoke).
Paraffin wax candles produce toxic petrol-soot that eventually stains all interior surfaces (you’ll have seen the black soot on the side of the glass before). They can also trigger respiratory irritation due to the allergenic ingredients found in paraffin and of course, poor indoor air quality. Using paraffin encourages the discovery, collection, refinement, distribution and consumption of crude oil.
Natural waxes (ours are a blend of soy/ rapeseed and beeswax) are completely healthy and toxin free. They are free of petrochemical content, smokeless and soot free, all renewable, sustainable and biodegradable and free from pesticides and herbicides, are longer burning, burn right to the edge and all the way down to the bottom so no wax wastage. Non allergenic. Plus, they contain no synthetic scents – which again can be irritants and toxic. Beeswax actually emits negative ions that actually clean the air by getting rid of odours, pollen's, smoke, dust, dust mites, viruses and other allergens and hazards.
NEOM candles also don't contain any of the following (which are used in typical candle making) – scent booster/ binders/ other chemical ingredients or synthetic scents of any kind or at any percentage.