In addition, the wicks in all of their candles are lead and zinc free. The wicks consist of braided cotton fibers with paper cores that reduce smoking and soot buildup on the candle's container.
Even the fragrance oils utilized by Blue Deer Candles are safer than many of the fragrances found in mass produced candles. Many name brand candles contain a chemical called "Phthalates". Phthalates are a chemical used to help dissolve raw materials in fragrance oils. For years, phthalates were used in products ranging from cosmetics to pharmaceuticals. In recent years, there have been concerns raised about the effect of phthalates on our health. While the effect of phthalates on humans is still unclear, it only makes sense to avoid them if possible.
Blue Deer candles are made in small batches and hand-poured in West Point, Mississippi.