Why I Won't Light Paraffin Candles.
In a nutshell, paraffin starts off as the black sludge from the bottom of an oil barrel, before it is bleached to the white product that you see in many household candles. The bleach alone is unbelievably strong. Your household bleach is said to be 10% of the strength of the bleach used in making paraffin the colour it is. Then many paraffin waxes have more additives mixed in, and this is before we get to the scent, dyes and wicks (each of which have issues). Here is a lis