Are Yankee Candles Toxic (for Dogs, Cats, & Humans)? - The Filtery (2023)

Last Updated on August 25, 2022 by The Filtery Staff

Ever since we answered the question about whether or not , we’ve received several questions about the other very popular candle brand: Yankee!

Growing up, my mom absolutely loved Yankee Candles. Every year at Christmas, we’d buy her a few of her favorite eucalyptus and lavender scents and we’d fill our home with what *felt* like fresh aromas.

Years later, after I became an adult and more information started coming out about the potential dangers of things like phthalates (which are commonly used in candle fragrances), I was disappointed to find out that the luscious scents we thought were being emitted from those Yankee candles weren’t fresh at all—in fact, they were actually a big source of indoor air pollution!

In this article, we’re going to break it all down for you: Are Yankee Candles toxic, and if so, why exactly? Are they safe to burn around pets and children? And what are the better alternatives?

Let’s get to it.

Contents hide

1 What Are Yankee Candles Actually Made Of?

1.1 The Wax

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1.2 The Wick

1.3 The Fragrance

3 Are Yankee Candles Toxic for Dogs, Cats, or Other Animals?

4 What About Yankee Candle’s Wax Melts, Plug-In Air Fresheners, and Car Fresheners?

5 What About WoodWick and Chesapeake Bay Candle—Are Those Toxic, Too?

6 Where Are Yankee Candles Made?

7 Who Owns Yankee Candle?

8 So, What Scented Candles Are Safe?


9 Conclusion

What Are Yankee Candles Actually Made Of?

When shopping for candles, there are three primary ingredients to consider:

  • the wax
  • the wick
  • the fragrance (if there are any dyes or colorants, these are often included under the “fragrance” umbrella)

So these are the three things we looked at to figure out whether or not Yankee’s candles are non-toxic.

The Wax

According to Yankee Candle’s website, there are three main types of wax used for their candles:

  • “Premium-grade paraffin wax “
  • “Soy wax blend”
  • “Premium soy-wax blend”

The majority of their candles are made using the “Premium-grade paraffin wax,” which is our first indicator that Yankee candles are not good for you or your family.

Since it’s derived from petroleum, coal, or oil shale, burning paraffin in your home is basically like burning fossil fuels inside. When burned, paraffin releases a group of chemicals with the acronym BTEX into the air. BTEX stands for benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, and xylene. Together, these chemicals are carcinogenic and can cause nervous system damage, reproductive harm, and more.

Okay, so what about the “soy-wax blend” candles—those have to be better, right?

Not necessarily. Although it has its shortcomings, soy wax does burn cleaner than paraffin. However, our question here isn’t necessarily about the “soy” part of the wax, but rather about the “blend” part of the wax. WHAT exactly is the soy blended with, and how much of the wax is actually made with soy? Soy “blends” can include any number of *mystery* waxes, including paraffin, hydrogenated palm oil, rapeseed, sunflower, and more.

Since this isn’t something that’s regulated, it’s virtually impossible to know what’s actually in these blends. (We did reach out to ask Yankee Candle for more clarification… We’ll get to our conversation with them in just a minute.)

In general, whenever you see a candle that’s made out of a wax “blend,” you should be able to find out what exactly is in that blend (along with how much of each type, and how they were sourced). If the brand isn’t willing to be transparent about that, it’s a red flag.

The Wick

Yankee Candle lists their wicks as being made from either “Cotton” or “100% natural fibers.”

Back in the day, cotton wicks often contained a lead core, which was used to help the wick to stand up straight and keep from falling into the liquid wax.

Of course, we all know by now how dangerous lead can be, especially for children. The good news is that since 2003, it’s been illegal to manufacture or sell lead-core wicks in the U.S. The risk isn’t completely gone since some manufacturers in places like Mexico and China have been found to still be using lead in their wicks, so it is still something to be aware of when candle shopping.

But most of Yankee candles are made in the U.S. and Europe, so lead wicks are not something you really have to worry about.

The Fragrance

If you thought “wax blends” could be sneaky, wait until you hear about “fragrance.”

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The scent is, of course, the core feature of a candle. From Balsam & Cedar and Pink Sands to Sage & Citrus and Clean Cotton, people love to fill their homes with these smells. But unfortunately, these fragrances are often made out of known toxins. Here are a few things you should know about fragrance ingredients before you buy your next candle (or bottle of perfume, or laundry detergent pods, or all-purpose cleaner, for that matter):

  • Under U.S. law, companies are allowed to hide almost 4,000 different chemicals in their products under the one ingredient label of “fragrance.”
  • Some of these ingredients are perfectly safe, while others are extremely toxic (like phthalates—the everywhere chemical! And VOCs!).
  • Because the law doesn’t require any transparency from brands on this issue, it’s almost impossible for consumers to tell whether their scented products are safe or not.

If you want to learn more about fragrances and some of the common toxic (and non-toxic) chemicals included on that loophole list, you can check out this article.

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We Asked Yankee Candle for More Information… Here’s What They Said

We weren’t satisfied with the information available on Yankee’s website, so we reached out to their customer support to get some more info. Here’s what we asked:

Hi there,

Can you give me some more information about your materials and ingredients? I’m having a hard time finding this information on your website. Can you tell me:

– What exactly is in your “Premium soy-wax blend” and “Soy wax blend”? About what percentage of the blend is soy and what other types of waxes are used?

– Can you confirm that all of your wicks are 100% cotton and completely free of lead and other heavy metals?

– What ingredients are used in your fragrance oils?

Thank you!

And here was their (non)reply:

Thank you for taking the time to contactYankee Candle.We truly appreciate your interest in our products.

We are sorry for the inconvenience. For the soy-wax blend, it means that the soy wax was blended or made together with the other kind of wax or other ingredients in making a candle.

These are the benefits of having soy-wax blend:

  • Renewable Material. Since soybeans are grown extensively, soy wax is readily available and renewable
  • Long-Lasting Candles
  • Clean Burning
  • Easy to Clean Up
  • Adaptable and Easy to Work Wit
  • Vegan Soy Wax Candles
  • Non-Petroleum Candle Choice
  • Fragrances for Soy Candles.

If I can be of further assistance, please reply to this email directly so that we can see all previous replies.

Uuuhhh… Okay, thank you for answering exactly ZERO out of the three questions we asked. The last two questions weren’t acknowledged whatsoever, and their “answer” to the first question is basically a non-answer with bullet points that don’t make sense.

So essentially, not only is Yankee Candle not willing to share ingredient information on their website, but they’re also not willing to give more info when customers specifically ask for it. More red flags.

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Are Yankee Candles Toxic for Dogs, Cats, or Other Animals?

So now we know that Yankee Candles are not great for, well, pretty much all living things… But people with furry friends in their home should be extra careful with candles and other scented products because animals are especially sensitive to certain plants and oils that are safe for humans. This includes:


  • Cinnamon
  • Citrus
  • Peppermint
  • Pine
  • Sweet Birch
  • Ylang Ylang
  • Anise
  • Yarrow
  • Juniper
  • Clove
  • Thyme

You should be most concerned about your pet actually eating these types of oils, so be sure to keep candles and essential oils put away so that your pet won’t get curious and start licking around.

When it comes to burning or diffusing these oils into the air, it’s more of a grey area. Unfortunately, there isn’t any real research on whether or not these oils are safe for pets to inhale in small amounts. Many pet owners do burn candles with these scents in them, but you should do so at your discretion. Of course, it doesn’t hurt to ask your vet!

What About Yankee Candle’s Wax Melts, Plug-In Air Fresheners, and Car Fresheners?

Unfortunately, the other products in Yankee’s collection aren’t any better. The Wax Melts, for example, are made out of the same ingredients as the candles.

For some of these products, however, Yankee does provide a liiiittle more transparency about the ingredients. This is because of a recent California law that requires brands that sell products in the golden state to disclose the ingredients in cleaning products. For Yankee’s collection, that means disclosing the ingredients for the following:

  • Car Jar Ultimates
  • Car Jars
  • Concentrated Room Spray
  • Electronic Home Fragrance
  • Fragrance Spheres
  • Good Air Candle
  • Smart Scent Vent Clips
  • WoodWick Auto Reeds

(How these products qualify as “cleaning” products while candles don’t, we have no idea…)

On Yankee’s Product Data page, you can click on each product to discover what’s actually in each specific scent. And while we love to see this increase in transparency, the actual ingredients are nothing to rejoice over…

Let’s look at the one candle that’s actually on that list: the “Just Plain Clean Good Air Jar Candle” (Hah! The irony in that name.) Here’s a screenshot of the ingredients listed:

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As you can see:

  • 6 out of the 10 ingredients are classified as allergens by the E.U.
  • 3 of the ingredients are STILL not disclosed.
  • Several of these ingredients (and/or ones that are similar in their chemical makeup are on MADE SAFE’s Banned List.

Let’s look at one more product, this time in a different category. How about the Balsam Cedar Car Jar Ultimate:

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Some observations on this one:

  • 7 out of the 11 ingredients are still withheld (looks like there are still some loopholes in the law that need to be fixed!)
  • 3 of the disclosed ingredients are listed as E.U. Allergens
  • 1 of the ingredients exceeds the exposure level set by California’s Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC)
  • And once again, several of these ingredients and/or their sisters and brothers are listed in MADE SAFE’s Banned List.

Check out this article for some safer recommendations for plug-in air fresheners.

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What About WoodWick and Chesapeake Bay Candle—Are Those Toxic, Too?

These days, Yankee Candle owns two smaller but still popular candle companies: WoodWick and Chesapeake Bay Candle.

Unfortunately, these candle brands aren’t any better when it comes to ingredient transparency and safety. Essentially all of the information above regarding Yankee can be applied to WoodWick and Chesapeake Bay as well.

What’s even more frustrating, though, is the extent of Chesapeake Bay’s greenwashing. Their website is filled with language like, “A fragrance-filled journey into wellness for the mind & body” and “With high-quality, nature-inspired fragrances and clean, simple designs, we make it easy to practice mindfulness and find a sense of harmony every day…”

Uhhh… Okay, carcinogens, allergens, and hormone disruptors don’t exactly promote “wellness,” do they? This kind of marketing just misleads, confuses, and frustrates customers, and we don’t like to see it one bit.

Where Are Yankee Candles Made?

For years and years, Yankee Candles were always produced in Deerfield, Massachusetts. According to their website, the “majority” of their candles are still made there. However, some of their candles are now made in Europe as well. It’s not clear what percentage of their stock is made where.

Who Owns Yankee Candle?

In 2013, the Jarden Corporation bought Yankee Candle, and then two years later, Newell Rubbermaid (now Newell Brands) acquired Jarden. (Side note: if you want to read a telling tale that involves Newell its role in the destruction of one specific “all-American town,” I recommend the book Glass House by Brian Alexander.)

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So, What Scented Candles Are Safe?

The good news is that there are plenty of brands out there making sade, non-toxic candles with scrumptious and refreshing scents… and we’ve done all the research for you! Here are some of our popular non-toxic candle guides:

  • Here is our guide to non-toxic candles where you can learn more about the different types of waxes and more.
  • This article will give you the best non-toxic soy candles.
  • Want non-toxic coconut wax candles? Click here.
  • If you’re interested in natural beeswax candles,check out this article.
  • And this one is for non-toxic tallow candles.
  • (to replace that Balsam & Cedar Yankee Candle!)
  • And here are our picks fornon-toxic fall candles.


Sadly, because of the paraffin wax, harmful fragrance ingredients, and lack of transparency, Yankee Candles cannot be considered safe or non-toxic. So the next time you’re looking for a candle to set the mood or freshen up your home, shop from one of our curated non-toxic candle guides listed above instead!


Are Yankee candles safe for dogs? ›

So now we know that Yankee Candles are not great for, well, pretty much all living things… But people with furry friends in their home should be extra careful with candles and other scented products because animals are especially sensitive to certain plants and oils that are safe for humans. This includes: Cinnamon.

Are Yankee candles toxic? ›

Yankee candles do not seem to be toxic. Many consumers worry about candles containing lead, but Yankee Candles uses pure cotton wicks, which are lead-free. It is highly unlikely to come across lead candles because it is banned in the US. The amount of chemicals emitted from burning candles is minimal.

Are Yankee candles OK for cats? ›

Candles, reed diffusers, room sprays and even fragranced cleaning products normally have no adverse effects on cats. The levels of exposure are very low and do not result in any harm. Problems occur when there is direct contact with the product on the skin or if it is ingested.

How can you tell if a candle is pet safe? ›

Choose plain, unscented candles.

Lugones recommends choosing unscented candles that are ideally soy, beeswax, or vegetable wax-based. Scented candles have the potential to contain chemicals that are harmful to pets.

What candle brands are safe for dogs? ›

15 best pet-safe air fresheners & candles for your home.
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  • Asutra Pure Soothing Comfort Aromatherapy Mist.
  • Grove Co. “ Homemade” Soy Candle - Vanilla, Brown Sugar, and Sandalwood.
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What are Yankee Candles made out of? ›

What are Yankee Candles made of? Yankee candles are made from paraffin wax, as well as essential oils for fragrance and cotton for the wicks.

Is there a recall on Yankee Candles? ›

Description: This recall involves Yankee Candle's Luminous Collection fragrance candles. The square glass candles contain a fragrant wax with three wicks.
Recall Details.
Item NumberLuminous Collection fragrance
1535891Apple Blossom & Melon
1535892Sugarcane & Honey
1535893Pine & Sandalwood
1535894Cinnamon & Cedar
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How long should you burn a Yankee Candle? ›

To ensure an even melt across the candle's surface, burn for at least 3 hours at a time. This prevents "tunnelling" - when the candle burns a hole down the middle and wax remains at the edges.

What candles are safe to use around cats? ›

Beeswax, soy wax or vegetable-based wax candles don't contain toxic pollutants, so are generally safer, and also typically burn for longer than paraffin wax. If you're worried your cat may have been poisoned by anything in your home, discover how to spot the signs of poisoning.

Which scents are safe for cats? ›

Here is a list of non-toxic scents and pet safe essential oils for dogs and cats :
  • Myrrh.
  • Frankincense.
  • Chamomile.
  • Peppermint.
  • Lavender.
  • Ginger.
  • Rosemary.
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What scents are safe for dogs? ›

Here are some common dog-friendly essential oils:
  • Lavender.
  • Cornmint.
  • Cedar/Cedarwood.
  • Bergamot.
  • Lemongrass.
  • Rosemary.
  • Geranium.
  • Citronella.
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Can dogs be in a room with a candle? ›

Dogs have an incredible sense of smell and may be drawn to the appetizing scents of the delicious-smelling candles throughout your home. Before you worry too much, though, on the whole, candles don't pose a significant health risk to dogs.

What candle scents are harmful to dogs? ›

They're often used to give candles strong, delicious scents. Unfortunately, essential oils are very toxic to dogs. VCA Ark Animal Hospital says wintergreen, tea tree, peppermint, pine, sweet birch, cinnamon and citrus essential oils are some of the most harmful.

Is it OK to burn candles around dogs? ›

While burning scented candles is generally considered safe for dogs, our canine companions have a far better sense of smell than we do. Downes notes that dogs “may be more likely to be irritated by odors.” She recommends avoiding candles that contain essential oils.

How can I make my candles pet friendly? ›

There are some types of pet safe candles out there that are safe to burn around your cat or dog. One of my favorite types are candles make from Beeswax. Although natural soy wax or any other 100% plant or vegetable waxes are also safe. 100% beeswax or other plant/vegetable waxes for example soy.

Are Bath and Body Works candles safe for dogs? ›

Conclusion. Even though Bath and Body Works candles make your home smell wonderful, they may not be great for your dog. Many of these candles are made from potentially harmful paraffin and unnatural dyes and fragrances. Do your dog (and yourself) a big favor and snuff those candles out!

Is Febreze safe for dogs? ›

Internet mailing lists frequented by dog owners recently reported that a Procter & Gamble cleaning product is dangerous to pets, but the company, the National Animal Poison Control Center, and the American Veterinary Medical Association said that the reports are false.

What candles to avoid? ›

Avoid aromatherapy candles made of paraffin or gel, both petroleum byproducts. In all things, avoiding the fossil fuel industry when you can makes sense for living a green life. Just like if you don't have to drive a car to get to your destination, don't; if you don't have to burn a petroleum-based candle, don't.

Are candles as toxic as cigarettes? ›

Andrew Sledd, a pediatrician with a specialty in Environmental Toxicology, told KFVS12 that one hour of scented candle burning can be the equivalent of smoking a single cigarette. Soot from candles can also pose a real threat to our respiratory systems, he said.

Which candle is not toxic? ›

Soy wax, beeswax and coconut wax are all great options. Be sure to make sure labels say the candles are 100% soy or beeswax (companies like to create blends with paraffin wax because it's cheaper) and if possible, I like to buy sustainably sourced candles!

What is the cleanest burning candle? ›

Beeswax. Beeswax candles are the healthiest choice in candles. Made from the caps of bee honeycombs, beeswax candles burn clean, are very long-burning, and give off a pleasant natural fragrance as they burn. Beeswax candles are dripless when burned properly, and release negative ions which help clean the air in a room.

What are Bath and Body Works candles made of? ›

Bath & Body Works candles are a great example. On their website, the company states that “The main ingredients for all formulas are vegetable wax, paraffin wax, and soy. Our Signature Collection Candles are considered vegetable wax candles. Although soy is an ingredient, our candles are not considered soy candles.”

Why do Yankee Candles give me a headache? ›

"Many people say that they get a headache when burning candles. Often they think it's the fragrance that's giving them a headache, but the main culprit comes from the petroleum soot emitted from paraffin and from the quality of the fragrance," Bresler says.

Are all Yankee Candles made in USA? ›

The majority of our candles are made by master chandlers (candlemakers) in Massachusetts. Our candles and accessories can be found in our nationwide base of over 300 company owned stores.

What happened to the Yankee Candle Company? ›

The Jarden Corporation agreed to buy Yankee Candle for $1.75 billion in the fall of 2013. In 2015, Newell Rubbermaid announced that it would acquire Jarden for over $15 billion of cash and stock.
Yankee Candle.
ParentNewell Brands (2015–present)
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Can you bring empty candles back to Yankee Candle? ›

All three of our brands — Yankee Candle®, WoodWick®, and Chesapeake Bay Candle®, including auto and home fragrance products — can be recycled for free.

Should I keep the lid on my Yankee Candle? ›

Use a lid for a clean burn.

That ensures a clean, even burn that will provide a full wax pool. The result is a jar that burns clean, even, and when used with a well-maintained wick, can prevent excess sooting. All while allowing superb distribution of the fragrance.

Should I put the lid on my candle after blowing it out? ›

Simply blow out the candle gently and then cover immediately with the lid to prevent dust and dirt from getting on the wax and wick. It also helps trap the smoke. “There's nothing worse than blowing out your candle before you go to sleep to find that your entire room suddenly smells like smoke,” Raza said.

What candles are safe for dogs and cats? ›

Use organic wax candles

Opt for organic wax candles, such as candles that are made from soy, beeswax, vegetable wax, or coconut wax. Not only are these candles better for you and your pet, they're better for the environment!

What candle scents are toxic to cats? ›

Oils that are harmful to cats include, but are not limited to: wintergreen; sweet birch; citronella oils and candles; citrus (d-limonene); pine; ylang-ylang; peppermint; cinnamon; pennyroyal; clove; eucalyptus; tea tree (melaleuca); thyme; oregano; and lavender.

What smell relaxes cats? ›

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Our scents use lavender, catnip, thyme, rosemary, chamomile, orange, and sage; natural, healthy oils for your pet.

How do I make my house smell good with cats? ›

Keeping Cat Odour Out of Your Home
  1. Keep your cat's litter tray clean. If there's a litter tray in your house, you should be scooping it out at least once a day. ...
  2. Clean up any shed hair. ...
  3. Plug in an air freshener. ...
  4. Spray your home with deodoriser.
  5. Open windows.

What smell do cats hate? ›

As a general rule, cats are sensitive when it comes to smells, but there are a few scents they hate that might just surprise you. They can't stand citrus and as much as you might love the smell of fresh herbs, cats hate rosemary and thyme. Banana and mustard are a big no-no too, as well as lavender and eucalyptus.

What smell do dogs hates? ›

Citrus scents top the list of smells your dog probably hates. The scent of lemons, limes, oranges, and grapefruits is strong and unpleasant for your dog. For this reason, you can use citrus scents as a dog repellant in off-limits parts of the house. Their noses are irritated by the strength of citrus.

What is safe to diffuse around dogs? ›

Several essential oils are safe for dogs, including lavender, which can be calming for dogs and cats alike when used in moderation. As for essential oils that are unhealthy for your pets, here is a list of oils to avoid: Eucalyptus Oil. Pine Oil.

What smell do dogs like the most? ›

Dogs choose mostly intense, animal-derived smells, such as feces or carcasses, so there is a need to differentiate between canine and human smell preferences.

What wax melts are pet friendly? ›

Pet Safe Wax
  • Lavender: Pet-Safe Wax Melt. ...
  • Chamomile Pet Safe Soy Wax Melts. ...
  • Animal Rescue Highly Scented Dog Bone & Cat Paw Soy Wax Melts, Soy Wax Tarts....We Match And Donate to Local Shelters Within NY. ...
  • Wax melts| tiny cat paw| vegan soy wax|Lemongrass essential oil| pet safe wax melts| pet lover|cat lover|aromatherapy.

Can I sleep with a candle lit in my room? ›

We would not recommend using traditional candles in the bedroom at all, as you should never leave open flames unattended. Even after taking precautions such as placing the candle in an appropriate holder and keeping it away from flammable materials, the candle becoming unstable and falling over is still a risk.

Are candles too strong for dogs? ›

Yes, candles can be bad for your dog. Many candles emit nasty toxins and chemicals into the air. These toxins can be harmful to both humans and dogs.

Are Bath and Body Works candles toxic? ›

Problem #1: Bath & Body Works Candles Use Paraffin Wax

Paraffin is a petroleum-based product, and when burned, it releases toxic chemicals into the air like benzene and toluene. These toxins have been linked to several health problems, including cancer, respiratory issues, and asthma.

Can candles cause seizures in dogs? ›

Some other things that could trigger a seizure but are less common include lightning, loud music, smoke from a cigarette or cigar, medicines, anxiety, and scents from candles or perfumes. Though these are less common it is still a concern to be aware of if you know your dog may experience dog seizures.

Are scented candles safe for cats? ›

Lighting scented candles is an autumn treat for most, however, some of these products can be poisonous for our pets. Candles that are made from paraffin wax, use a lead wick or release synthetic oil and fragrances, can be toxic.

Is vanilla scent safe for dogs? ›

So why is vanilla extract a problem? It's simple. Vanilla extract is made with alcohol. Dogs love the smell of it and they'll eat it if they can get to it and it is highly toxic for them.

Are Yankee Candle plug ins pet safe? ›

The answer. No, plug-in air fresheners are not safe for pets. If you use them, make sure to ventilate the area.

Can I burn candles if I have a dog? ›

Before you worry too much, though, on the whole, candles don't pose a significant health risk to dogs. While it's good practice to keep candles, especially lit ones, out of the reach of your furry friend, some candles help eliminate foul pet odors and offer many other benefits–from aromatherapy to enhanced relaxation.

Can you have scented candles around dogs? ›

While burning scented candles is generally considered safe for dogs, our canine companions have a far better sense of smell than we do. Downes notes that dogs “may be more likely to be irritated by odors.” She recommends avoiding candles that contain essential oils.

What scented candles is not good for dogs? ›

Frequently Asked Questions
  • Are there candle ingredients that are toxic to dogs?
  • Yes. Ingredients such as paraffin wax and lead can be toxic to your dogs.
  • What candle scents are dog-friendly?
  • Scents such as Vanilla, Lavender, and Citronella are some of the candle scents that are dog-friendly.
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What is Yankee Candle made of? ›

Yankee candles are made from paraffin wax, as well as essential oils for fragrance and cotton for the wicks.

Are Bath and Body Works candles toxic for dogs? ›

Conclusion. Even though Bath and Body Works candles make your home smell wonderful, they may not be great for your dog. Many of these candles are made from potentially harmful paraffin and unnatural dyes and fragrances. Do your dog (and yourself) a big favor and snuff those candles out!

How do I protect my pets from candles? ›

“Candles should be placed well out of reach of animals,” says Dr. Fallek. Keep them off coffee tables and low windowsills. If you have dogs, a shelf, high table or mantelpiece should do it.

What essential oil is safe to diffuse around dogs? ›

Pet Safe Essential Oils for Diffuser: Dogs

Frankincense. Chamomile. Lavender oil. Ginger.


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