Atticus the Atelier Pup’s Guide to Pet Safe Candles

Atticus the Atelier Pup’s Guide to Pet Safe Candles

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Atticus here, the Atelier Pup at Southern Oak Artisan, wagging my tail with excitement to chat about something near and dear to my heart – pet safe candles.

Might I add, if you love candles as much as we do in my house, then you may be looking for pet safe candles. Looking into this already makes you a candidate for Pet Parent of the Year! You’d have a difficult time winning over my pet parents, though. Just sayin’.

Did you know that in the United States, Brazil, the European Union, and China combined, there are over half a billion dogs and cats in loving homes? Additionally, it’s estimated that more than half of households worldwide have a cherished pet, like me, as part of their family.

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Pets are family. You want what is best for your family. That includes candles that are safe to breathe around.

That’s a lot of pet parents out there. A lot of opportunities for households to consider having their environment a safe, breathable environment for themselves, and their pets. 

If you stumbled upon this, and aren’t sure what the big deal is with candles and why you should care if yours are pet-safe, let me explain.

Why Pet Safe Candles Matter

Imagine this scenario. You’re snuggled up on the couch with your four-legged pal, maybe he or she is as handsome as I am, but I digress. You’re enjoying the cozy ambiance of a flickering candle. But wait! Before you light just any old candle, it’s crucial to know what’s in it.

Many traditional candles are made with paraffin wax, which when burned, releases toxins like benzene and toluene into the air. Now, while we might not mind a whiff of these chemicals, they can be harmful to pets, who are often smaller and more sensitive to airborne pollutants.

By the way, you should mind if you breathe this stuff in, too. Read more on Why Soy Candles are the Best For Your Home and Health.

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All of our fragrances are developed in the Southern Oak Artisan Atelier. Safety is the priority.

Soy Wax + Clean Fragrances

Soy candles, like the ones from my pet parents, also owners/chandlers of Southern Oak Artisan, are made from 100% soy wax, derived from soybean oil. Really! They are! I see it with my own pup eyes in the atelier. They don’t call me Atticus the Atelier Pup for nothing!

Not only does this make for a cleaner burn with less soot (no more blackened walls or ceilings, thank you very much), but it also means there are no harmful chemicals being released into the air.

But it’s not just the wax that sets soy candles apart. Many conventional candles are scented using synthetic fragrances, which can contain phthalates – chemicals often used to help scents linger longer.

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I’m Atticus the Atelier Pup. Does it look like I would joke about any of this stuff?

Unfortunately, phthalates aren’t so friendly to us furbabies and can potentially cause respiratory issues or irritation. On the other paw, soy candles typically use natural essential oils for fragrance, which not only smell divine but are also pet-safe.

Our fragrance oils are proprietary and made by Mom and Dad, ahem, I mean, the handlers of Southern Oak Artisan. Our family consists of humans and furbabies. We don’t want to leave anyone’s safety in someone else’s hands when it comes to the products that we put out into the world. 

If you want to dig into that topic more, check out Your Guide to Knowing the Importance of Clean Candle Scents

Choosing Paw-some Scents for Your Pet Safe Candles

When it comes to keeping your home smelling sweet without putting your pets at risk, shop for soy candles like Southern Oak Artisan’s candles. Your furry friends will thank you for it, I promise. I will even thank you for it, on behalf of all handsome devils like myself.

Better yet? You can both enjoy a cozy night without any worries.

But what scent should you choose? We will share some of my faves. I know your furbabies will enjoy them, too.

Lemon Bake: Scents like lemon are not only refreshing but also pet-friendly. They provide a zesty burst of energy without overwhelming sensitive noses. Hey, who are you calling sensitive?

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Lemon Bake Candle

Lavender Fields: The calming scent of lavender can help create a relaxing atmosphere for both you and your pets, perfect for winding down after a long day of adventures together. I love a good s-paw day!

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Lavender Fields Candle

Wood Nymph: Woodsy scents bring the outdoors in without any harmful side effects. They evoke a sense of warmth and coziness, ideal for creating a comforting ambiance. I like to sit in my mom’s lap and get cozy when she lights up this candle. 

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Wood Nymph Candle

Morning Brew: Us furry folks may not be able to drink coffee, but the sweet and inviting scent is comforting without being overpowering. The sugar and cream fragrance notes, in addition to the coffee, can help create a homey atmosphere that we sure do love to snuggle up in. Morning Brew, take me away!

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Morning Brew Candle

Pet Safe Candles are the Paw-fect Choice

Remember that the well-being of your furry companions, just like me, is just as important as the candle aesthetics you’re aiming to achieve. By opting for soy candles scented with natural fragrances, you’re not only enhancing your living space but also ensuring a safe and comfortable environment for your pets to thrive in.

Take it from me. They are depending on you to make the best decisions for them.

So, whether you’re unwinding after a long day or simply enjoying the coziness of home, let the gentle glow of pet-safe soy candles from Southern Oak Artisan be the paw-fect finishing touch to your sanctuary. 

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I should also add that our Soy Wax Melts from the atelier are also pet safe, and safe for you to breathe in. 

Here’s to many more moments of warmth, comfort, and togetherness with your beloved pets by your side. 

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