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  • Are Scented Candles Pet-safe?

    Short answer: We (the candle community) don’t know, because there’s no research SPECIFICALLY done on/with animals to prove this. Disclaimer: I’m no Vet, and not a GP, so please consult your own GP re: respiratory issues, and do your own research too. "Pet Safe" Candles: I’ve received questions from a few fur-moms and dads, asking if “pet-safe” candles are a real thing, and if scented candles are pet-safe. [The question relates to inhaling the fumes from a candle, not eating the candle. Please don’t eat candles!] So, I did some digging, and found that there’s no definitive answer to the “are candles pet-safe?” question. Let’s break it down with logic, common sense and a healthy dose of science -- Some humans (like me), have a slightly weaker respiratory system that’s susceptible to pollen, dust, fresh cut grass (my husband), and it manifests itself in different ways. Pets are the same. Speaking from experience, and probably having the world’s MOST allergic dog, I have to be careful of the things that Paco - my Havanese, might come in contact with, that could trigger an allergy. Air fresheners, car scents, sprays, oil burners -- have chemicals in them that could irritate the respiratory system of a living being. One of my triggers for an asthma attack would be certain scents. Yes! It's usually not a problem till you discover it is a problem, and then you can take precautions to prevent it. One of the things I practice is, buying things that are as natural as possible, and avoid synthetic. Fact – if I blend a scent, and the supplier hasn’t mentioned there is a synthetic component to it, I’ll know, because it manifests as a headache. There are no "pet-safe" essential oils or fragrance oils that I know of. See point #1. Candle combustion - This is the interesting part -- when you light a candle you use the candle's wax as fuel for a chemical reaction called combustion which involves reacting hydrocarbons with oxygen, breaking them down into carbon dioxide and water. Fun Fact - combustion takes place in the human bodies too, though not as rapidly as in a burning candle. This combustion in the human bodies generates heat and this body heat is what can be seen on infra-red sensors. So, we create our own light! Isn't that magical? :) What about candle fumes? Some might argue that inhaling the fumes from a lit candle is unhealthy. Sure, it is; But fumes from a burning candle are emitted in such a minuscule quantity, they are incomparable to the pollution that we inhale every single day. There are some brands that claim that their candles are safe for use around pets, pregnant ladies, etc., but if I were you, I’d ask these brands for proof or the study they’ve conducted, to validate these claims. (I have asked Kin + Kind about their pet-safe candles and I’ve no response yet. Penne & Co. candle ingredients: The ingredients and components used in the candles I make are of the highest quality, sourced from ethical suppliers in the U.S., U.K., Australia and Korea. The wood for the wood wicks are sourced from U.S.-based Forest Stewardship Council Certified Mills, made in the U.S.A., and are a sustainable, natural, and eco-friendly wicking option. The scents I use are phthalate free, eco-friendly, and my suppliers provide ingredient transparency, and pure formulations, which is why I trust them, knowing they provide me with the very best. No Nasties! If you’ve read all the way here, thank you. If you’ve links to research or articles that show that certain scents or candles are indeed safe for pets, please share. I’m always keen to learn, and share. Questions/ comments/ healthy debate? Drop me an email, or start a discussion in the comments below. Spark Joy, you luminous beings <3.

  • Going Green?

    When I started thinking about launching this business, one of the key things I wanted to address and solve was the recycling problem associated with container candles. Over the years, I’ve collected a multitude of candle vessels and cleaned and recycled them, but I always wondered if there was a better solution. 🌿 My mom reminded me that “in ancient times” we lit candles in candle stands and other forms of illumination were hurricane lanterns and oil lamps. These are now objects of novelty, part of “rustic decor” and “barnyard chic” IG posts. 🌿 Lighting a pillar candle might need a bit of a clean up of the wax pool at the base of the candle holder, but I think that adds to the charm and uniqueness of the candle, don't you? 🌿 I see the words "sustainable", "eco-friendly" being bandied about by brands; but I believe that if we don't make the effort to conserve what we have, consume consciously, and buy purposefully, we just continue to be part of the cycle. What does going green mean to you? 🌿 -HP

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  • Handmade Luxurious Candles | Penne & Co.

    SHOP SLOW-MADE PRODUCTS INDULGE YOUR SENSES Choose from tea lights, container or pillar candles. If you're eco-conscious, explore fuss-free candle refills. Discover your new favourite scent right here. Shop Candles TOTES UNIQUE Cotton canvas tote with unique paw print design. One of a kind. Perfect for a special fur-parent. Shop Totes I've decided that you make the yummiest candles in the world <3 I lit the Clove + Mandarin one yesterday and I can't quite decide what it resembles, but warm, sweet goodness I've only had from dessert, seems pretty close :) - Nicole P. SHOP ALL PRODUCTS Sustainable option Quick View Pre-Order: A minimal-waste Candle Price $48.20 Canvas Tote Quick View LOVE (PAW Print) Canvas tote bag Price $22.10 Most wanted Quick View 'Bug Off!' Citronella Tea lights Price $16.90 Most wanted Quick View 'Bug Off!' Citronella candle Price $38.90 The Penne & Co. BLOG Are Scented Candles Pet-safe? Short answer: We (the candle community) don’t know, because there’s no research SPECIFICALLY done on/with animals to prove this.... Going Green? When I started thinking about launching this business, one of the key things I wanted to address and solve was the recycling problem... Read Blog Posts STAY IN THE KNOW Enter your email here Sign Up Thanks for signing up to our newsletter!

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  • SHIPPING POLICY | Penne & Co

    SHIPPING POLICY We ship domestically, in Singapore. ​ Ready-to-ship items will ship the day after you place your order, or within 1-2 business days. As of June 2022, Shipping in Singapore chargeable at a flat rate of $3. ​ All International orders ship from Singapore, and you have the option to choose to ship via SingPost or QXpress. ​ For international shipping costs, please send me a message via the contact form or email me at penneandcompany@gmail.com and I will get back to you with an estimate. All taxes and duties are also the responsibility of the buyer.

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