All of our candles are clean, free from phthalates, parabens, sulfates, petroleum animal-derived ingredients, carcinogens, mutagens, reproductive toxins, organ toxins, and acute toxins.
We use an all-natural soy and coconut wax blend. We do not use paraffin wax which is derived from petroleum, originally crude oil, and is an unsustainable and non-renewable resource. Research has shown that paraffin wax candles emit toxic fumes when burning, while soy and coconut wax is non-toxic.
We collaborate with multiple high-end fragrance houses based in the United States to create our scents. Our fragrance oils are derived from natural essential oils and high-quality synthetic aroma synthetic ingredients. We source only clean fragrance oils, which means they are non-toxic to burn. They are free from phthalates, carcinogens, mutagens, reproductive toxins, organ toxins, and acute toxins.
While some of our candles use synthetic fragrance blends (particularly food scents which have no essential oil equivalent), they remain non-toxic. The reality is that working with natural essential oils is an unsustainable practice, due to the large quantity of material needed to produce a small amount of fragrance
We use cotton wicks with 100% plant-based fibers. Other wicks on the market include metal core wicks which use zin, aluminum, or lead.
Vessels & Packaging
We currently work with glass and tin (both free from cancer-causing carcinogens). We recently expanded our vessel offering to ceramics which are natural and eco-friendly.
All boxes used for packaging and shipping are recyclable. Some products are packaged in burlap bags. Burlap comes from the skin of a jute plant or sisal fibers, which may be combined with other vegetable fibers to make rope, nets, and similar products. It is the second most important natural fiber in the world, making it an excellent choice for a sustainable packaging option. The growing process is predominantly manual and requires very little help to grow.
If bubble wrap is required for shipping, we use recycled and eco-friendly bubble wrap. If packing peanuts are required, we re-purpose biodegradable packing peanuts from packages we've received.