Candles that use paraffin wax are dangerous for birds because they produce smoke that is especially unhealthy for birds to inhale. Soy and beeswax candles with lead-free wicks are the item of choice for bird-owners who still wish to light candles. However, these are often unscented.
I am interested in purchasing soy candles that are scented using natural oils. Would these be harmful to my bird?
UPDATE I emailed the company asking what fragrance oils they used. Understandably, they did not tell me the exact oils (as I'm sure they want to keep their recipe secret), but they did tell me some of their oils contain phthalates. Is this harmful?