Are Diptyque Candles Toxic? (Read Before You Buy!)

Are Diptyque candles toxic? This is a question that many people have been asking lately. The company has come under fire for using toxic ingredients in their candles, and some people are worried about the health risks associated with burning these candles. In this article, we will discuss what waxes and fragrances are used in Diptyque candles, and whether or not they are toxic.

Before we start click on this link to see the Diptyque candles that I will be discussing in this article, just so that we are on the same page.

Are Diptyque candles toxic?

A photo of my 2 Diptyque candles that were used in this guide
Diptyque candles are very popular and also very expensive. However are they toxic and also are they worth the price tag?

The simple answer is that Diptyque candles are not toxic in the sense that they are life-threatening. However, some of the ingredients are a little dubious and their long-term use has been brought into question, not only for your health but for the environment as well.

The main problem with Diptyque’s candles is that they use paraffin wax as their main ingredient, I know they state that it is high-quality paraffin wax, however, this makes no difference at all.

Paraffin wax is a petroleum by-product and when burned it releases harmful chemicals into the air such as toluene and benzene, which have been linked to cancer.

So while Diptyque candles may not be immediately toxic, they are certainly not good for your long-term health or the environment.

Why is paraffin wax in Diptyque candles toxic?

I don’t understand why they do this but all bigger candle manufacturers such as Yankee Candle and also Bath and Body Works are very much behind the times. They all use nasty and toxic paraffin wax instead of natural waxes like soy. My only guess is that it creates more profit in the long term.

So why is paraffin wax such a no-no in this day and age? Well, for starters, it is a petroleum by-product and when burned it releases harmful chemicals into the air such as toluene and benzene, which as I mentioned earlier have been linked to cancer.

Not only that but it is also terrible for the environment. Paraffin wax is non-renewable and comes from a finite source (crude oil), which means that it is not sustainable.

Are Diptyque candle fragrances bad??

The fragrance in Diptyque is one of the better ingredients, they do not use any synthetic fragrance oils in their candles.

Instead, they use a blend of natural essential oils, which are not only non-toxic but also have many therapeutic benefits.

The main problem with the fragrance in Diptyque candles is that they are very strong and can be overwhelming, particularly if you are sensitive to smells.

I would recommend opening the window when burning these candles or using them sparingly if you have a sensitivity to smells.

Overall, while Diptyque candles are not immediately toxic, they do contain some questionable ingredients that may be harmful to your health in the long run. If you are concerned about your health, I would recommend avoiding these candles or using them sparingly. However, if you enjoy the scent of these candles and are not worried about the ingredients, then go ahead and enjoy them!

Are Diptyque candles worth it?

When it comes to high-end candles Diptyque candles are right up there with the best. They offer a phenomenal scent throw which is rivaled by only a few other manufacturers.

The fragrances themselves are always a perfect match for what the candle is described as and they are perfect for winding down after a hard day.

Diptyque candles are very expensive though and a large portion of the costs are because of the brand name that you are buying from. The ingredients themselves do not warrant the hefty price tag that is asked for the product because as I mentioned the main ingredient is paraffin wax. This type of wax is synthetic and is the cheapest wax that is available at a candle maker’s disposal.

In my own opinion Diptyque candles are worth it if you fancy treating yourself to the high-end candle experience or you want to buy an amazing gift for someone special. If you just want a candle for regular burning I would look towards a healthier, cheaper alternative brand.

Some alternatives to Diptyque candles.

So as I have mentioned Diptyque candles are really expensive for what they are, in fact, they are in the same price range as the also very expensive Jo Malone candles which are another popular choice.

If you do not want to spend that much on a scented candle but you still want that high-end feel then the suggestion below is for you.

Not only is the below candle made using natural, non-toxic, and eco-friendly soy wax it is also packed full of natural fragrances that will make your home smell fantastic. The best part? It costs a fraction of the price of the Diptyque candles above!

This Benevolence Rose and Sandalwood soy candle is a real thing of beauty, it produces an amazing scent throw and is made from totally natural ingredients, thank me later!

Final thoughts.

So there you have it, everything that you need to know about Diptyque candles. Are they toxic? What waxes and fragrances do they contain? And are they worth the price tag?

I really hope after reading this that you feel a little more comfortable either buying a Diptyque candle or maybe even opting for a cheaper alternative.

Thanks for reading!

Do you have any thoughts on this topic? Please leave a comment below, I would love to hear from you. Alternatively, if you have any questions feel free to ask and I will do my best to answer them.

Andrew Scents and Aroma