CANDLE INFO

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Soy Candles and Beeswax Candles
Fragrance: Essential Oils and Synthetic Scents
Palm Wax
Candle Colors:
Dyes & Pigments
Paraffin Candles
Wicks
Candle Burning Info, Tips & Safety
Environmental & Humanitarian Concerns

SOY CANDLES
What is Soy Wax?
History of Soy Wax Candles
Why We Don't Make Soy Candles
Chemicals In Your Soy Candles

CONSUMER TIPS
Consumer Candle Questions
The Power To Change The World
Some Consumers Prefer Unscented Candles
Advice for Retailers and Consumers
Domestic Detox

ESSENTIAL OILS
Why Source Organic Essential Oils
Selecting Your Essential Oils
Distilling Essential Oils

BEESWAX
Beeswax and Negative Ions

SYNTHETIC FREE
Synthetics and Pesticides in Candles
'Sustainable' Green Chemistry
Green Products Have Shades of†Brown
Natural vs. Synthetic

AROMATHERAPY
Are Scented Candles Damaging?
Choosing Fragrances
Get a Whiff of This!
If It Smells Great,
It Sells - Scented Candles
Highly Fragranced Palm Wax Candles

ECO PALM WAX
Candle Fuels
Why We Love Eco Palm Wax Candles
Why Palm Wax?
 

Eco Friendly Consumer Candle Questions

As an Eco-conscious consumer here are some questions you might want to ask the next time you buy a candle to find out if you are getting not only what is the healthiest candle for your home, but what is most sustainable for the planet.

  1. When the candle burns does it leave black soot around the rim?
  2. When you light the candle, how deep and wide is the wax pool? In general, the larger the liquid wax pool the greater the hot throw?
  3. No type of wax burns cleaner than another wax. A good burning candle is an art that depends on these criteria:
         - wick type and size (carburetor)
         - jar neck size opening determines if there is sufficient air around the wick (air induction)
         - wax and fragrance solubility (clean fuel)
  4. Is the wax from a sustainable source, e.g. no rainforest or wildlife destruction?
  5. Is the wick from certified organic cotton or hemp?
  6. What percentage natural fragrance do is used?
  7. Is the candle and the packaging produced in a certified fair trade factory?
  8. Is the wax non GMO, grown without petrochemical fertilizers and harmful pesticides?
  9. Do all the ingredients meet or exceed all CA Prop. 65 requirements: especially no heavy metals or toxic solvents?
  10. Is the wax from a tree crop (palm) that sequesters carbon or a row crop (soy) that destroys biodiversity?
  11. Who is the oil or wax supplier? Itís good to know who your supporting with your purchase: a multi-national corporation whose decisions are mostly profit-driven by the shareholders or a family owned organic sustainable farm.
  12. Is it chemically distilled, hydrogenated or contain any synthetics?
  13. Is the packaging compostable?
  14. Did greater cost go into packaging or providing the highest quality naturally occurring raw ingredients?
  15. Are the scents 100% essential oil or do they contain synthetics (except for rose, or most floral vanilla, sandalwood, or most fruits except citrus) scents?
  16. Are the jars made from recycled glass? Generally, the heavier the glass the less likely it will crack under heat.
  17. Is the glass reusable and/or are candle refills offered for the glass containers?
  18. What percentage of the company profits go to support non-profits?



   
     
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