What type of wax are your candles and melts made from?
Our candles are made using rapeseed oil blended with coconut oil. It does not contain any other wax hardeners, additives, palm oil, paraffin, beeswax, petroleum or soy. It is a pure, premium and natural wax with outstanding sustainability credentials.
We have sourced coconut oil that comes from small hold farmers in the Philippines where one-third of families make their living from coconut production. There are strict regulations in place to ensure fair-trade and pay, and that there is no forest removal in order to plant new coconut trees and all farming contracts are strictly monitored. In addition our suppliers contract is funding and pioneering a program to train more farmers on sustainable coconut agricultural practices.
The rapeseed oil is harvested exclusively in Europe and is an excellent renewable and sustainable crop.
-The combination of these two give a wax that is:
-100% plant-based & vegan friendly
-Clean and slow burning
-From a renewable and sustainable source
Our wax melts are made from the exact same blend of coconut and rapeseed oil with a unique, sustainably sourced botanical additive. This additive compound allows the wax to stabilise a little firmer than our candles to allow them to hold their form when released from the moulds. Just like our candle wax, our wax melt wax is sustainable, biodegradable and vegan friendly. No animal products are used and nothing is tested on animals.
How are your candles and melts scented?
Our candles and melts are scented using 100% pure essential oils OR a combination of 100% pure essential oils, absolutes and bio-identical fragrance oils.
Why don't you just use essential oils?
Most of our candles and melts DO contain ONLY essential oils for fragrance...however, despite essential oils becoming INCREDIBLY popular in recent years, there are some negatives to using some in candle making. Some essential oils degrade when exposed to the higher temperatures reached when burning a candle which results in either no aroma at all or a funky scent due to the heat altering the molecular structure. Also essential oils are the pure extract and it can take a huge volume of natural material to produce a little bit of oil. For example, it takes 10,000 pounds of rose petals to make 1 pound of rose oil! SO, we simply would not be good stewards of the earth to be taking vast volumes of natural resources just their aroma.
We have carefully selected those essential oils which do tolerate the high temperatures of a candle flame, and are also sustainably produced for our products.
What are bio-identical fragrance oils?
Bio-identical fragrance oils are complex compositions of natural aromatic raw materials such as essential oils, fractions of essential oils, isolates, exudates such as resins, distillates, extracts and volatile concentrates. They are man-made using ONLY raw ingredients from nature, and nothing synthetic. The benefit of using bio-identical oils is that you can isolate the specific aromatic molecule from the plant or essential oil, and then recreate that using plant based matter. The result is a much stronger aromatic oil, that does not degrade at heat...but it is still made entirely from nature! This process also allows for the creation of aromatic oils that are normally not able to be extracted from plants or fruit, for example the aromas of apricot and coconut.
Which wicks are better? Wooden or cotton??
We love wooden wicks! They have a unique, organic look and their gentle cracking sound as they burn which adds a lovely ambiance. Wooden wicks also create a faster melt pool, which can result in a stronger aroma, soon into the burn time. They also have little or no carbon build-up, sooting or debris creating a clean burn.
We also love cotton wicks! A cotton wick gives more of a classic look to the flame, and often a much safer and satisfactory burn when working with essential oils. We adore the simple look of a cotton wick flame, and because the burn is often slower you get much more burn time from your cotton wick candle.
There are pros and cons to both, so we throughly test to see which is the best option for each essential blend and vessel to give you the best candle experience.