We use 100% premium soy wax for a clean burn, lead-free cotton wicks, 100% phthalate-free fragrances infused with essential oils, and recyclable packaging and shipping materials. Our candles are petroleum-free, cruelty-free, and 100% vegan.
We chose soy wax as the base for its clean, even burn but even more importantly because it is a renewable resource and carbon neutral, as opposed to coconut wax which is a leading cause of deforestation, or paraffin wax which is derived from petroleum.
Our fragrance is infused with essential oils and are 100% phthalate-free. Phthalates are what makes plastic flexible, and many candle manufacturers use them to enhance scent throw. But they have also been linked to a host of health issues, and we felt it was imperative to ensure that our products were completely free of these potential risks. We use a combination of natural, essential oils and man-made oils - the use of essential oils can sometimes limit the scent throw, but we felt it was a priority to use as many natural ingredients as possible so you can feel good about the air you breathe. Additionally, we want our candles to enhance - not overwhelm - your space, so they're designed to be buildable to your preferences.
We use 100% cotton wicks free from metal cores. Lead-cored wicks are known to cause lead poisoning, and there are similar concerns about zinc-cored wicks, so 100% cotton was the way to go!
Even our packaging is environmentally-friendly. We try to use as many recyclable or biodegradable packaging materials as possible - for instance, our packing peanuts are compostable as they are made from cornmeal. Any time we do use plastic, it's being repurposed from packing materials our suppliers have sent to us so we can at least help to reduce additional plastic from being created.