Frequently Asked Questions

What is a natural fragrance?

Natural fragrances are formulations comprised from only natural ingredients such as essential oils, natural isolates and absolutes which are derived from botanical sources.  Botanical sources can include flowers, fruits, leaves, roots and barks.

Blisume natural fragrances are based on the principles of natural perfumery and created using only 100% natural ingredients.

Is your natural fragrance free from harmful synthetic chemicals?

Yes, absolutely.  Our natural fragrance formulations are 100% natural and free from petrochemicals, solvents, phthalates, formaldehyde releasing preservatives and parabens.

What are petrochemicals?

Petrochemicals are chemical products derived from petroleum. Most fragrances are made from petrochemicals. Their usage has caused allergic reactions including eye, nose, throat irritation, headaches, dizziness and nausea.

What are phthalates?

Phthalates are chemical compounds used in perfumes, cosmetics, lotions, shampoos, conditioners and nail polish. 

For example, diethyl phthalate, or DEP, is widely used in cosmetic fragrances to make the scent last longer.  This chemical is not required to be listed in the ingredient list, and can often be disguised under the term "fragrance".  Phthalates are endocrine disruptors and have been known to interfere with the body’s hormone functions.

What are parabens?

Parabens are widely used as preservatives by the cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries to discourage the growth of microbes. Parabens are also used as fragrance ingredients.  Parabens may interfere with hormone function.

Why are synthetic solvents used in candle fragrances?

Chemical solvents are added to candle fragrances to dissolve synthetic ingredients. Solvents are commonly used because they increase scent throw and improve candle burning times.  We do not add any chemical solvents to our natural fragrance formulations.

Do you use premium fragrance oils in your scented candles?

Premium fragrance oils are synthetic in nature and never used by Blisume.

What wax do you use to make your candles?

We only use soy wax, which is made from pure soy bean oil and is all-natural.  It's also free of genetically modified material, pesticides and toxic materials.

What size candle do you recommend for my home?

Blisume's candles are available in two generous sizes.  We recommended the 160g candle for the small bedrooms and bathrooms; and the 450g candle for much larger bedrooms and living areas.

Do I need to trim the wick every time before lighting my candle?

Yes. All wicks need to be trimmed to 5mm (1/2 cm) before lighting. We recommend that you always follow the burning & safety instructions to ensure you get the best performance from your candle.

What types of wicks do you use in your soy candles?

Blisume only uses 100% cotton &  lead free wicks.

Do you test any of your products on animals?

No, we never test any of our products on animals.