LL Candles Limited, share our customers, and indeed the public’s, concern over ingredients used in cosmetic and toiletry products. Our policy is to ensure that all ingredients used in our products are of the highest quality, and are safe for their intended purpose. To ensure that we continue to meet this policy objective, all of the ingredients we use are subject to a regular review of their usage.
All our formulations are free from animal ingredients and are suitable for use by vegans
None of our formulations have been tested on animals.
We endeavour to use natural or naturally derived ingredients where possible without compromising safety and effectiveness of the product.
Where required to maintain product safety and integrity, low levels of preservatives are used. These are kept to a minimum and are well below the maximum legislative limits set.
All products currently manufactured are SLS and paraben free.
We continually appraise the marketplace for safe, high quality, innovative and functional, ingredients for inclusion in our new formulations.
Limonene in Home fragrance products
LL Candles Limited are aware of concerns that scented household cleaning products and candles create undue levels of formaldehyde as a result of the emission of limonene reacting with ozone in the air. The presence of Ozone in the air is a limiting factor for this reaction, due to its extreme reactivity and data was not provided on the levels present during this study.
Everything you smell, pleasant or otherwise, results from the release of ‘volatile’ substances that evaporate into the air so your nose can sense them. Limonene is one of the volatile substances found in citrus fruits and is responsible for its aroma. Like anything else, volatile substances can be harmful given a high enough dose, whether they come from natural or “man- made” sources. If you look at the individual substances that are released into the air when you bring flowers into the house or squeeze an orange, you’ll find some of those substances are both irritant and toxic when present at high enough levels.
Fragranced products, fragrances and their ingredients are subject to a great many regulations that are put in place to ensure public safety.
Recently (2014), an EU research project (EPHECT) reviewed the levels of substances found in indoor air following worst case scenario usage of a number of household consumer products. This study included the assessment of limonene and formaldehyde and reported that none of the levels of these two substances exceeded the safe exposure limits set by the world health organisation (WHO).
There are reports that the highest formaldehyde level found in the household air was below 60ppb, which is comfortably below the safe levels issued by the WHO set at 80ppb for continuous exposure.
EU research offers an increased test exposure regime and test panel, thus providing far greater comprehensive information to base our judgement upon.
In conclusion, we will continue to monitor current research to ensure that we are guided by the most up to date information and respond accordingly with our product offerings in the home fragrance category to ensure product safety.
All products including Home fragrance and Bath/Body products are rigorously tested before being manufactured for sale.
All home fragrance products are CLP compliant and all Bath/Body products are tested and certified by a Clinically competent Chemist
The use of palm oil in cosmetic products
We do not use Palm Oil in any of our products
Use of plastic microbeads in cosmetic products
We do not use plastic microbeads in any of our products
The use of sodium laureth sulfate (SLES) and sodium lauryl saulfate (SLS) in cosmetic products
We do not use SLS or SLES in any of our products