THE WORLD’S FINEST NON-TOXIC ARTISAN CANDLE COLLECTION
Our candles are hand poured in small batches with pure organic beeswax and exotic essential oils, complete with 100% lead-free cotton wicks for a fervent burn. LesRuches’ signature golden yellow wax is all natural and is free of colorants. As our candles burn, they emit negative ions, cleaning the air around, rejuvenating the body.
We are Los Angeles born and proudly hand made in the USA.
WHAT ARE YOU BURNING?
Paraffin candles (often disguised as 'blends') and soy candles, made from genetically modified crops are harmful to your health. They also contain GMO, bleach and fillers. Burning paraffin wax creates highly toxic benzene and toluene in the air as they are both known carcinogens. In fact, the toxins released from paraffin candles are the same as those found in diesel fuel fumes or as we all know, petroleum.
In a study presented at the 238th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS) presented by R. Massoudi Ph.D., and Amid Hamidi, Ph.D., candles made from beeswax are healthier and can improve your overall well being. They do not release potentially harmful amounts of indoor air pollutants while retaining all of the warmth, ambience and fragrance of blended candle options.
"An occasional paraffin candle and its emissions will not likely affect you. But lighting many paraffin candles everyday for years or lighting them frequently in an un-ventilated room may cause health problems."- Amid Hamidi, Ph.D.
“A candle with a lead-core wick releases five times the amount of lead considered hazardous for children and exceeds EPA pollution standards for outdoor air, says the CPSC, which is why they banned lead wicks in 2003. Exposure to high amounts of lead has been linked to hormone disruption, behavioral problems, learning disabilities, and numerous health problems."- www.greenamerica.org
Candles have been used for light and to illuminate celebrations for more than 5,000 years. The Egyptians were using wicked candles in 3,000 B.C., but the ancient Romans are generally credited with developing the wicked candle before that time by dipping rolled papyrus repeatedly in beeswax.
Lesruches pays homage to it's roots by continuing the tradition of using beeswax - the wax of choice for ancient Roman emperors and Egyptian royalty. Staying true to the original artisan candle, Lesruches uses only the finest wax in the world - pure, organic beeswax. Each candle is carefully hand - poured with the utmost care and detailed craftsmanship, carrying on the artistry of the ancients long before our time.