So, how eco-friendly are we really? Well, we'd like to think very- but just to prove it to you, we'll walk through our ingredients and wax.
We’re proud of our ingredients and what goes into every product, even our packaging. How can we claim our products are organic? Well, to start all our ingredients are produced without the use of chemical fertilizers, pesticides, or other artificial agents. And our number one player, soy, makes all of it possible! Soy is all-natural, grown by local, US farmers, plus the soy is biodegradable.
Unfortunately, a lot of your favorite sweet scented candles come with toxic parabens and phthalates in the paraffin wax most are made with. It’s okay, we’ve all been there and not realized, which is why we do what we do! Paraffin wax is a white or colorless soft solid derivable from petroleum, coal or oil shale, that consists of a mixture of hydrocarbon molecules containing between twenty and forty carbon atoms. Sounds healthy, right?
This is why we take pride in our products being completely vegan and paraffin free! Soy wax is a vegetable wax made from the oil of soybeans. After harvesting, the beans are cleaned, cracked, de-hulled, and rolled into flakes. The oil is then extracted from the flakes and hydrogenated. The hydrogenation process converts some of the fatty acids in the oil from unsaturated to saturated.
Bonus points: did you know that soy wax lasts 40-50% longer than traditional paraffin wax? It also burns cooler, which means you get that yummy scent longer, without overpowering your space or omitting black smoke. So, think of that soy candle as an investment, not an expense! Soy also holds scent better for this reason. The slow burn illuminates scent pockets and allows for a slow fragrance distribution.
Okay, so what about the wicks? These should never be something you should have to worry about, but sadly, many lower end candle lines use metal in the wicks to help disperse heat and aid in an even burn. Not to worry though, our wicks are made out of cotton and are lead/zinc free! So burn away, guilt free!
For our beauty products, Organic Aloe Leaf Juice is used for added hydration in cosmetics. We also use Organic Coconut Oil which helps retain the moisture already in your skin while helping it look and feel silky smooth. Not that you need it (but just in case), coconut oil is a wonderful all-natural anti-aging moisturizer when applied topically.