Our Candle Wax
Our wax is vegan friendly, made from a mix of recycled vegetable and mineral oils. We like to think regular and hard about the ethics behind our materials. We know soy's on trend right now, but we also know that you shouldn't be mislead by simple environmental buzzwords.
We've chosen what we think is currently our best option - to re-use waste, rather than import a questionably produced crop at the expense of forests.
Candle Emissions and the Clean Air Strategy 2019
We are a member of the British Candlemakers Federation (BCF) and follow their guidelines on candle production, emissions and safety.
You can read the BCF’s response to the 2019 Clean Air Strategy here. To summarise:
- Emissions from candles are marginal compared to other sources and are within World Health Organisation guidelines
- Jonathan Bartley (Co-Leader of the Green Party) has stated that the Clean Air Strategy is avoiding the major causes of air pollution by focusing on things such as candles, rather than transport.
- Within homes, most emissions come from sources such as cooking, building materials, cleaning materials and the burning of wood or coal for heating.
- Candle organisations within Europe continue to promote candle safety and three European standards are dedicated to candle emissions
Our advice is to make sure that the candles you buy are well made.Ensuring that producers are members of organisations such as the BCF is a good indicator of this.