Organdle & Company
Organic non toxic smokeless massage candles hand poured and hand crafted in Shrewsbury Massachusetts.
My name is Dean Diamantopoulos; I am a 31 year married father of 1 and I reside in Shrewsbury Massachusetts. I made a living as a Social Worker until summer of 2019 when I decided to chase my dream of Organdle & Company.
My wife and I had the idea of Organdle & Company when we had our child. We have used Essential Oils for therapeutic aromatherapy and for various uses hacks around the house. We also enjoy lighting candles around for ambiance and fragrance. Every home is incomplete without a warming candle to enhance your atmosphere & environment.
In January 2019 I happened to read an article by CNN stating that traditional scented candles give off a toxic byproduct that is linked to cancer and asthma. These toxic byproducts were the same carcinogens made by diesel fueled engines.
When we did our own research we realized that not only were there no positive benefits of burning traditional scented candles; they can be extremely toxic when ignited.
The chemicals used to improve the performance of the candle such as burn time, emulsifiers, stabilizers, lead wicks, paraffin wax, and fragrance oils burn into a carcinogenic byproduct when ignited .
Paraffin waxes are actually petroleum based and are created using crude oil (also known as fossil fuel) which is extracted from the earth.
In 2009, a study by South Carolina State University found that burning paraffin wax candles give off harmful fumes (toluene and benzene) which are both linked to asthma and lung cancer.
These toxic carcinogens can also cause headaches, dizziness, nausea, asthma, watery eyes, coughing, wheezing, and various other ailments. With more research in process more unhealthy side effects are surfacing. This was devastating news to my wife and I.
464 soy wax comes from soy, beeswax from bees, coconut oil from the meat of the coconut, essential oils from their plant, herb or tree.
Soy wax, Beeswax, and coconut oil are all natural, biodegradable, and don’t release toxic fumes when burnt. This makes our smokeless candles superior compared to any candle made with paraffin wax.
After we did our research and educated ourselves we knew we had to make a change.
We immediately went shopping online for organic smokeless essential oil candles. We soon realized that almost all candles were made without exposing the ingredients used in the candle which made it hard to know what exactly we were inhaling.
The smokeless essential oils that we found made organically were as expensive as $500. Outrageous.
At this point the Organdle & Company vision was born. We began to experiment and research how to use all natural organic ingredients infused with Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils. After 3 months and going through 400 pounds of wax & oil we finally had formulated the perfect recipe