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Welcome! I’m so glad you stopped by! I have been working really, really hard to make the best smelling, healthiest ways to scent your world!
My whole family loves scented products, but we found that many of our favorites gave us headaches. I even started developing respiratory problems that we suspect were caused by some very well known candles (that we will not mention..!)
My mom is sort of a research-aholic, so she decided to figure out a more natural way to make our house smell good (other than cleaning it constantly….!)
First, The Wax….
She discovered that most candles are made of paraffin wax, which creates highly toxic benzene and toluene when burned (both are known carcinogens). In fact, the toxins released from paraffin candles are the same as breathing diesel fuel fumes. Soy is a renewable resource, burns cleaner AND longer with no harmful chemicals…..IF it’s 100% soy! If it doesn’t say 100% soy, it’s probably a blend of different waxes, often including paraffin!
Now, The Fragrance…
To make matters worse, the scents used in both paraffin and soy wax often contain harmful chemicals called “phlalates” (say “Fay-lates”)! That all gets pretty complicated, but some of the chemicals from synthetic fragrances can cause everything from breathing problems to hormone disruptions! You wouldn’t believe what those do to you! (obviously, we don’t use those!) The effect on children and pets is even more concentrated.
Read more here: Are YOUR Candles Toxic?
However, Getting Natural Products To Smell Good Is Challenging!
Obviously, companies use these potentially harmful ingredients because they smell so good. It also costs considerably more to use better ingredients. We have been doing extensive testing of many, many different phlalate-free fragrances in our 100% soy wax to find which ones smell good and which ones don’t. Aaaargh! It hasn’t been easy! But we have found some really good ones and continue to search for more.
Supporting Those With Abilities Is Healthy, Too!
I not only want to give you a better product for your money, but I want to create a way that I can be more independent by running my own business. In addition, someday we hope to share how we did this so others like me can do the same. Every purchase helps those with Down Syndrome live a better life! And is sooo much healthier for you and your family too! (Even your pets.)
We are working on a page that you can order online and should be available soon. Meanwhile, if you would like more information just email me at ben@DownSyndromeIsCool.com or text us at 615-655-3527. We can send you a brochure with all our current scents available and even a free sample! Let us know if you are interested in a wholesale opportunity.
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Thanks for visiting!