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Why not use lead candle wicks?

What is the big deal with lead candle wicks?

My husband Scott recently asked me “why do some candle makers use Lead Wicks?”  this got me thinking that perhaps others wonder the same thing, so here is my answer.☺

The metal lead core provides rigidity for the candle wick to keep it upright while burning.  Most American companies voluntarily no longer use lead wicks.  The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) voted unanimously to ban Lead wicks, most metal wicks used in the USA today are either Zinc or Tin.

How can you tell if your candles have a metal cored wick?

As you trim the unlit wick, look for a metal wire inside.  If your candles have a metal core, how can you tell if it is lead?  The best way is to check with the company you bought your candles from.  They should be able to tell you.  If they cannot, you can always ask to trade for a candle with no metal in the wick.

Blue Moon Candles has always been lead and metal free in all our wicks with health & safety in mind.

You can enjoy your sweetly scented candle light guilt free!

Blue Moon Candles is proud to be listed at Candle Safety.Org

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