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There is concern over black soot deposition and indoor candle air
pollution. Homeowners have begun to complain about the "dark film"
around electrical outlets, computer screens, curtains, and the like.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission met with the National Candle Association to discourage the use of lead-cored wicks. To our knowledge, very few American manufacturers ever used lead wicks, although some, until recently, used zinc core wicks. The issue of exposure to lead (or other metals) from burning candles seems to be related to the steep increase in imports of candles from Asia. These low-cost candles typically consist of low-grade paraffin (containing impurities) and metal core wicks.
Black soot can be a problem, especially with candles made of inferior
waxes and fragrances. All candles emit soot. The amount of soot a
candle releases depends on the quality of the fuel (wax and
fragrance) and the way in which the fuel is burnt.
Therefore, to create the cleanest burning candle, the following
criteria have to be met:
Control of the "airflow" around the flame. The flame needs a sufficient and continuous supply of fresh air (oxygen).
WICKS are made of top grade cotton, braided and treated to burn most
efficiently. We have never used lead or zinc in any of our wick materials. Most
of our wicks have a tiny paper core, which prevents the wick from collapsing
into the liquid wax. Each wick is designed for our specific was blend, fragrance
concentrations, and jar size. If the wick is too small, it will not consume the
fuel as fast as it is melted. Conversely, if the wick is too thick, it will
cause the flame to smoke. We also found that better results are achieved with
multiple small wicks as opposed to a single thick wick. All our wicks come from
the most respected wick manufacturer in the world: a German company that has
produced quality wicks for generations, while staying on the leading edge of
wick technology. Failure to keep the wick trimmed to 1/4" at all times will
cause any candle to smoke.