Are Scented Candles Bad for Dogs? (No! Here's Why...)
Are Candles Safe For Pets?
Are Candles Safe For Pets? Think for a second about how much you love the smell of a scented candle... The way it fills your home with aroma. The ambiance of a crackling wood wick. The way you can create different moods using different smells. It's also an amazing way to cover up the often unpleasant odor of pet smells.
Now think about your sweet furry friend for a minute... Their sense of smell is somewhere between 10,000 and 100,000 times more sensitive than ours. It's not hard to imagine that they might be attracted to the pleasantly sweet smell of a candle too.
Luckily for us, most scented candles won't be a significant risk to the health of our pets. There are certainly some things to keep in mind when it comes to protecting your pet (like keeping them away from lit candles, etc.). Here's everything you need to know about candles and how they relate to your pets.
Candle Quality Counts
At Jackpot Candles, we're committed to creating a product that's not only good for your mood, but also is healthy for your body and mind. While the scents used in Jackpot Candles products are non-toxic and not harmful to pets, you should be cognizant of what chemicals you're bringing into your home. Certain scented candles (think paraffin wax) aerosol air fresheners, or plug-in scent units may contain fragrances or ingredients that can be irritating or harmful. Synthetic scents could have a negative effect on individuals or pets with respiratory issues (think asthma, etc.).
While most of the essential oils we use are perfectly safe for use in your home or in bath bombs, some essential oils may trigger sensitivities in both humans and pets. If you have pets in your home, you may want to avoid certain scents, as they have the highest tendency to aggravate your pets' sensitivities. To be safe, with pets in your home, you should avoid: Eucalyptus, peppermint, clove, tea tree, wintergreen, and pine oils.
Note: This mostly comes down to the concentration of essential oils - certainly don't put any of the aforementioned oils in direct contact with your pet's fur or skin.
As we mentioned already, Jackpot Candles products are made with top-quality ingredients for a safe and luxurious experience that is safe for all. Our candles are 100% natural soy wax for a clean, sustained burn. Our goal is to make the best scented candles possible - when choosing our wax blend, we chose soy for a reason. Learn more about that here in another helpful blog: 100% Soy Wax: Are Soy Candles Safe to Burn?
Part of the reason we chose soy wax is because it produces little to no soot and particulates. Soy is renowned for its remarkably clean burn - especially when you follow proper candle burning protocol (learn how to make your candles last longer here).
Keep Your Pets Safe
If you have a pet, you might have specifically purchased a scented candle to cover up their natural odors. Candles are the perfect way to mask that distinct animal smell completely while also making your home smell fresh and clean. The best way to protect your pets in this scenario is to put the candle in a place they can't reach. Keep the candle's open flame away from tails or fluffy fur. Not only do you not want to literally light your little loved one on fire, you also want to make sure they don't knock over your candle with any vigorous tail wagging or rambunctious wrestling.
If you are concerned about your dog's powerful nose and how the scent might affect their mood, try keeping your candle in a well-ventilated room. Just be sure to keep the candle away from any windows, fans, or drafts, as this may cause the candle to flicker, which will release soot into the air. An open-air room that has good air flow can help your dog's nose and eyes from becoming irritated.
We specifically formulated our gourmand candles like Cinnamon Bun, Caramel Latte, and Fudgy Brownie to smell exactly like the tasty treats we crave... But there's always a possibility that our delicious smelling candles might trick your pet into thinking it's something worth eating. While our wax is typically protected by a sturdy glass jar, if your pet does happen to take a bite, consuming our candles will most likely result in an upset stomach (and the unpleasant symptoms that may or may not come along with that). All the more reason to keep your candles out of reach!
Note:Each Jackpot Candles experience comes with a jewelry surprise. Although this scenario is highly unlikely, if you think your dog has consumed one of our rings, contact your vet right away!
Try a Jackpot Candle Today!
It's possible! You can be a scented candle lover AND a dog lover.
The key here is safety. Keep your scented candles out of reach of pets and, if your dog is around, make sure your candles are lit in a well-ventilated area. That's it! It's that simple.
You can feel safe and happy knowing that when you purchase a Jackpot Candle, you're bringing home a 100% all-natural soy wax candle made with natural essential oils. Our products are non-toxic and will safely fill your house with the amazing aroma of whatever candle you've chosen.
Plus, each Jackpot Candles product comes with a surprise ring inside, worth anywhere from $15 to $5000!