Both vegan and cruelty-free products are becoming more common and accessible in our marketplace. Products with this type of labeling vary greatly in industry, from household goods to cosmetics to clothing, all labeled as vegan and cruelty-free. This labeling is expanding into the world of candles, as many consumers seek to avoid beeswax (an animal … Continue reading Vegan & Cruelty-Free Candles: What Does That Mean Exactly?
Candles can be made from a variety of different types of waxes. The most common types of wax used in candle making are soy wax, paraffin wax, beeswax, palm wax, and coconut wax. Some of these candle waxes come from natural sources, while others are synthetically derived. Each wax type has its own characteristics. Each … Continue reading Wax Types: Soy versus Paraffin versus Beeswax
What are Phthalates? Where are Phthalates found? Why Should We Care about the Presence of Phthalates? The Phthalate-Free Movement
As most people know, the candles used in our homes are made of three main components, wax, wicks, and fragrance (for scented candles). While some manufacturers will use additives to obtain their desired density, burn times, appearance, scent throws, etc., it is essential to understand the fundamentals of candles so that we can make educated … Continue reading Wax, Wicks, & Fragrance: What Really Matters When Choosing “Healthy” Candles