Could big box store candles make you sick? Here’s what local candle makers want you to know

Kansas City's Nectar Republic is one local candlemaker that specializes in toxin-free candles/Courtesy image

Candles often include palm, paraffin, gels, synthesized, beeswax and soy as well as blends of waxes. Parrafin is classified as a petroleum wax that roots from petroleum, coal and oil shale.