March comes in like a lion and out like a lamb! St. Patrick's Day is tomorrow, March 17th...don't forget to wear your green!
We've got 14 great new fragrance oils coming very soon...and all are phthalate free! We will be running a sample sale on these new fragrance oils so you can try them out...we'll keep you posted on when they arrive!
As always we appreciate your business. Have fun with your candle making!
The Lone Star Candle Supply Team
|Phthalate Free Fragrance Oils
|What are Phthalates exactly? I hear a lot of talk about phthalates and phthalate free fragrance oils lately. What does this mean?
In the last few years the use of phthalates in fragrance oils and cosmetics has gained a lot of attention. There are some phthalates that are considered harmful and others that are not. For example, nobody would consider all berries or mushrooms unsafe, though specific types have a known toxicity at certain levels. "Phthalates" is a broad term that refers to a wide variety of compounds of differing chemical structure. Safety concerns have been raised about Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP) and Diethyl Hexyl Phthalate (DEHP). We can assure you none of our fragrance oils contain these phthalates. The fragrance oils we carry that are not considered phthalate-free contain Diethyl phthalate (DEP). DEP as used in fragrances is safe for human health and the environment. The position on DEP from the International Fragrance Association (IFRA) is to make clear that consumers can use fragranced products containing DEP with confidence. In fact, the safety profile for DEP based on "Human Health Criteria" shows DEP to be safer for use on humans than any natural essential oil. DEP is particularly useful in candle fragrances as it solubilizes fragrance into the wax and prevents "crystalization" in certain fragrance oils. For more detailed information regarding the use of DEP and phthalates, please click here. Also, here is a list of our phthalate-free fragrance oils.
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