WHAT WOULD MAKE OUR CANDLES DIFFERENT

What Would make Our Candles Different

What Would make Our Candles Different

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Let's begin by defining what our candles are. Our candles are produced ethically in small quantities using sustainable components and packaging. All of our candles are vegan and cruelty-free, and made without the use of parabens, phthalates, petroleum, or carcinogenic components. We also use 100% soy wax which is sourced from sustainable plants from the USA. What exactly is soy wax, and why is it important?

Soy wax originates from soybeans (shocking, right?). They do this by taking cleaned, cracked, dehulled soybeans and rolling them into flake. The oil is removed and then hydrogenated. In addition the flakes that remain can be used for animal feed! The process alters the melting point so that it is hard at room temperature, and ideal for candles. If being natural, renewable, biodegradable, and vegan were not enough, soy wax typically has the longest burn time and is free of indoor air pollution.

What is the other kind of wax? Well, there are three other waxes commonly used in candles. These include paraffin wax, beeswax, as well as coconut wax. Let's discuss them. Paraffin is, perhaps the most popular wax for candles especially scent-laden candles because it has a great scent throw. What is the reason why increasing numbers of companies switching to other waxes? Because it's not renewable! Paraffin wax originates from petroleum, coal, or oil, and is carcinogen! We care about the environment and the health of our customers, in our company Brand & Iron, so green, sustainable and ethically-sourced ingredients are required.

Beeswax is a popular natural wax that works exceptionally well for candles in general. However, beeswax has an intense natural scent which isn't compatible with other scents. However, the most important thing is that beeswax is created with bees (obviously), and as a candle manufacturer that is vegan, this makes it unattainable.

Finally, there is coconut wax. Apart from the high cost, it's difficult to find truly authentic coconut oil. This is mostly due to the softness of coconut wax. Since it has such a low melting point, most coconut waxes are a blend, including one of the waxes mentioned above. While this in itself is not a problem, because of its lack of transparency from manufacturers and the tricky language they use, it's nearly impossible to discern exactly what is in the mix, and even the reason why they're mixed in the first instance. We're committed to providing an organic sustainable, vegan, renewable and sustainable candle, which is why we choose to use soy wax.

It's not just about using soy-based wax to make an eco-friendly and sustainable candle. We make use of a lead- and zinc-free vancouver candle co cotton wick, which is non-toxic and simple to work with, and requires less maintenance than the wooden wick. What else makes our candles different? Our commitment to our beliefs extends down to our packaging. Yes, even our packing peanuts are biodegradable. in fact, all our packaging is recyclable. We also love to encourage the customers we serve to recycle or reuse their candle vessels. We'll discuss some of our favourite ways to do that next month, so make sure to subscribe to our email newsletter to stay informed.

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