Natural Lifestyle: Are scented candles safe during pregnancy?

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Words by Kali Studio & credited author Denise Tiran
Sydney, Australia

  

Weekend Vibes

Just like many of you I'm obsessed with candles. As a young girl, I like playing with fire, enjoy the campfire and lighting up candles! 

The second I come home from busy work or out and about I'm lighting a candle and starting to unwind for the night more than a decade ago. I like to completely distress and relax myself from busy work on weekends, and often create a mini spa at home with aromatic 100% Pure Essential Oils. 

Nature Inspired

Later in my life, I discovered plant-based botanical oils that works great on candles, and wonderfully all natural but not synthetic fragrances. 

The inspiration and passion for natural oils of the flowers and plants, in incorporating aromatherapy in candles into the daily life, the pleasure scents and the flickering appearance of the fire for our candles create the perfect atmosphere to complement a natural lifestyle.

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The inspiration and passion for natural oils of the flowers and plants, in incorporating aromatherapy in candles into the daily life, the pleasure scents and the flickering appearance of the fire for our candles create the perfect atmosphere to complement a natural lifestyle.

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BYKALIV Candle (Aroma)Therapy

Why do we love candles? They are so relaxing to me. Burning aromatherapy candles are the easiest and most effective relaxation of all by far - they are my fave. Aromatherapy candles creates the phenomenal environment for uplifting and rejuvenate the mind, body and soul. Combining the soothing scents of botanical and essential oils, each BYKALIV Aromatherapy Candle is simply a natural stress-relievers that is as simple as applying a fragrance.

 

Is it safe to use essential oils while I'm pregnant?

Essential oils can be a pregnant woman’s best friend, but its important to be informed before you use them. Aromatherapy delivers scented oils into the air to naturally ease stress, promote sleep, increase energy or reduce hunger. It can provide an enriching dimension to a woman’s experience during this time and ease her discomfort and reduce stress levels.

According to Midwife, lecturer and complementary therapist Denise Tiran, "It's probably safe to use some essential oils while you're pregnant, as long as you're healthy and you're careful with them. Essential oils are highly concentrated substances extracted from plants. They're powerful, so it's important to use them sparingly. We don't know exactly what effect essential oils may have on a developing baby. Studies have only tested oils on animals, with varying results. We do know that many mums-to-be find aromatherapy helpful in easing pregnancy niggles."  

 

Are scented candles safe during pregnancy?

As our candle bases with plant-derived botanical and essential oils mixed and diluted in soy wax and clean burning are considered safe to use on anybody. As with any medical condition, we strongly recommended that prior to using any scented products, you seek the advice and recommendation of a qualified aromatherapist. This is not to say pregnant women can’t enjoy our scented candles emitting a light scent into the air. For ease of mind, you may want to wait until your second trimester before lighting any candles, including but not limited to every other candle in the market. Always avoid non-toxic, no paraffin, lead-free products, choose from among soy wax and aromatherapy candles that only use quality natural oils for scenting.

 

Are scented candles safe for children? (We are your Natural Alternative)

Say goodbye to typical toxic and harmful, made from paraffin scented candles. As our candle bases with plant-derived botanical and essential oils mixed and diluted in soy wax and clean burning are considered safe to use on anybody including children. To reduce the risk of fire, keep out of reach of children when lighting. Handle with care as container and wax may become hot. For more information on how to care for your Bykaliv candle products please refer to the Care Instructions on the product pages of our website.

 

Safety Precautions & Suggestions

We want to make you feel loved, relaxed and unwind as this candle is designed to enhance these senses of enjoyment. However Safety First – please ensure you always follow these Safety Precautions & Suggestions on how to best look after your candles.

Handle with care as container and wax may become hot.
Always burn on heat resistant surface, within sight.
Keep out of reach of children and pets.
Avoid drafts and direct sunlight.
Never leave a lit candle unattended.

Never put on or near flammable.

  

Enjoy! 🌿


Credited: Denise Tiran, Midwife, lecturer and complementary therapist
**Disclaimer: The product information contained herein is for general information purposes only. Bykaliv Pty Ltd will not be liable under any circumstances for any loss or injury arising from the use of this product.