Wax is the largest component of a candle. It is the fuel that allows it to burn.
COMMIT to using & making clean candles
The candle sector heavily relies on paraffin for candle production because of its availability, production compatibility, and low price. Globally, more than 75% of candles are made using paraffin wax. Paraffine is a by-product of the petroleum industry, obtained as a solid residue from the fractional distillation of crude oil.
Paraffin wax doesn’t burn clean, it produces black soot and releases toxic fumes when burnt.
Even though the exact health effects of paraffin wax are not entirely clear, its environmental impact is less ambiguous since it’s linked to the world’s most destructive industry. Crude oil, the origin of paraffin wax, is highly unsustainable. It has been a cause of large scale GHG emission and many environmental calamities.
Replacing paraffin with other waxes is one example of how we can swap out unsustainable materials for natural ones. A growing number of brands are using natural and sustainable waxes as an environmental solution to the non-renewable fossil fuel source of paraffin.
Clean ingredients for candle making are beeswax and vegetable oil-based waxes like soy, palm, coconut and rapeseed wax.
Look out for candles made with clean wax.