The fragrance mix includes:
- Cinnamic alcohol -- a hyacinth like scent
- Cinnamic aldehyde -- a warm and spicy with a hint of cinnamon
- Eugenol -- a spicy odor of clove
- Isoeugenol -- the odor of clove, but weaker than eugenol
- Geraniol -- makes up the floral odor of rose and is found in palmarose oil, geranium oil, lavender oil, jasmine oil, and citronella oil
- Alpha-amyl cinnamic alcohol -- creates a strong scent of jasmine
- Hydroxycitronellal -- the fresh scent of lily of the valley
- Oak moss absolute -- an earthy and woody fragrance
Candles and Fragrance AllergiesContrary to popular believe, having allergies doesn't necessarily prohibit you from enjoying home fragrance. Millions of allergy and/or asthma sufferers are able to be around scented candles with no problems. However, the fragrances used in candles can cause a problem in individuals with extreme sensitivities. Headaches or difficulty breathing are the most common symptoms of an allergic reaction to the scent used in a burning candle.
If you are a candle lover who struggles with fragrance allergies:
- Invest in clean burning, environmentally-friendly soy candles. Studies have shown people with allergies tend to have fewer problems with scented soy candles compared to similar products made from paraffin wax.
- Consider choosing candles made with essential oils. Some people who react poorly to artificial fragrances do not have problems with candles that use essential oils.
- When possible, choose single note fragrances over those that contain multiple scents. A single fragrance, because it is less complex, may be less likely to cause an allergic reaction.
- Always burn candles in a well-ventilated area.
- Only burn richly scented candles for a short time or consider using a candle warmer to subtly disperse the scent.
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