Good for you,
Good for the planet.
handmade with 100% natural soy wax
You might know that paraffin wax is the most commonly used wax in the US.
Paraffin wax is a petroleum by-product, created from the sludge waste that occurs when crude oil is refined into gasoline. Many candle makers like to use it because it is the most affordable and easy to work with. But it is also highly toxic, especially for children and people with asthma.
Soy wax is made out of the oil of soybeans, making it a vegetable wax. It is also a renewable source, as opposed to petroleum. Soy wax candles burn slower and less hot than the paraffin ones, for about 40 to 50% longer. But soy waxes can also have additives and preservatives in order to increase the burning time of the candles, improve their scent throw or give them a better appearance.
At Little Fires, we only use 100% natural, US-sourced soy wax, and it is completely free of preservatives or additives. We buy it clean, and we keep it clean.
Did you know that a lot of candle manufacturers will use wicks that contain lead in them?
Lead is put in the wicks because it makes them stand up straighter and the candle burns better. But that lead, once the candle is burning, vaporizes into the air and can be inhaled.
Our ECO wicks are made out of cotton braided with thin paper threads that give the wick a rigid structure. No lead, of course.
We create our scents with a blend of essential oils and phthalate-free fragrances.
Phthalates used in fragrance oils are solvents used to extend the aromatic strength of the candle. These solvents have been linked to a wide range of health concerns, including breast cancer, and developmental and reproductive toxicity. That’s why we are very strict about not using them in our candles.