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    What is a Vegan Candle?

    A vegan candle is a candle that does not contain any animal-derived ingredients. This includes the wax, wick and fragrance but also any dyes and other additives. In addition, vegan candles are cruelty-free and are not tested on animals. Vegan candles are usually made with soy wax or other plant-based candle waxes and do not contain beeswax, lanolin, or other animal-derived ingredients. Generally, beeswax is not vegan as the wax can be harvested using cruel methods.

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    Our handmade candles are hand poured by us in Pembrokeshire in small batches. Our candles are made from,

    • eco-friendly plant-based vegan waxes such as soy, coconut and rapeseed waxes.
    • Our fragrances are vegan and no dyes, colourants or any additives are added to our plant-based candle waxes.
    • We use wood wicks wherever possible. If wood wicks are not the best solution, we use eco-friendly, lead-free, braided cotton wicks.
    • renewable, sustainable resources with as low a carbon footprint as possible and are
    • cruelty free - not tested on any living creature.
    Vegan Candle. Handmade candle made from Soy and Cocnut plant-based candle waxes with a wooden wick
    Vegan Candles UK. Handmade candle from plant-based soy and coconut waxes, available in our FelinFach online shop, click here...


    Benefits of Vegan Candles

    • They are healthier. Vegan friendly candles do not contain harmful chemicals or toxins, such as phthalates, which are often found in traditional paraffin candles.
    • They smell great. Vegan candles come in a variety of fragrances, so you can find one that you love.
    • Environmentally friendly: Vegan candles are made from renewable resources, and they do not contribute to deforestation or harm wildlife.
    • Animal-friendly: Vegan candles are cruelty-free and do not use any animal-derived ingredients.
    • Long-lasting: Vegan candles typically burn for longer than traditional candles because plant-based waxes have a lower melting point, which means they burn slower.

    Different Types of Candle Wax - Are they Vegan?

    Paraffin Wax

    Paraffin wax is the most common type of wax used in candles because it is inexpensive, easy to work with, and produces a clean burn. It is a white, odourless, and tasteless wax that is solid at room temperature. Even though paraffin does not involve any animal testing it is often mixed with stearic acid to harden the wax and increase the burning time. Stearic acid is usually sourced from animals, making the candle non-vegan.

    We also believe that paraffin wax candles are not as healthy as candles made from plant-based waxes. This is because paraffin wax is a byproduct of the petroleum industry, and it may contain harmful chemicals. Lastly and not least, paraffin is not a renewable or sustainable resource.

    We do not use paraffin wax in any of our candles.


    Beeswax has many positive attributes such as it is a renewable and sustainable resource, and it doesn’t soot or release harmful chemicals when burned. However, beeswax is not vegan. It is an animal product that is made from the waxy secretions of honeybees. In order to obtain beeswax, beekeepers must remove the honeycomb from the hive. This can be a harmful process for the bees, as it can damage their hives and make it more difficult for them to collect food. 

    We do not use beeswax in any of our candles.

    Plant Based Vegan Waxes

    Coconut wax

    Coconut wax is a natural, sustainable, and biodegradable wax made from coconut oil. It is a hard wax with a high melting point, making it ideal for candles. Coconut wax candles burn clean and evenly, with a long-lasting burn time. They are also free of toxins and carcinogens, making them a healthier choice. 

    Rapeseed wax

    Rapeseed wax is a natural wax made from the seeds of the rapeseed plant. It is a renewable resource and is a sustainable alternative to paraffin wax. Rapeseed wax has a high melting point, which makes it ideal for container candles. It also has a low smoke point, which makes it a safe choice for candles. Rapeseed wax is also a good choice for candles because it is non-toxic and biodegradable.

    Soy wax

    Soy wax is a vegetable wax made from the oil of soybeans. It is a renewable and sustainable resource, and it is biodegradable. Soy wax is also non-toxic and hypoallergenic, making it a safe choice for people with allergies or sensitivities.

    Soy wax candles are known for their clean burning and long-lasting qualities. They also have a soft, creamy texture that makes them a pleasure to use.


    Candle Safety

    It is always important to treat your 3 wick candles safely and with care. Please note the follow candle care advice... 

    • Never leave a burning candle unattended.
    • Place candles on a stable surface away from flammable objects.
    • Keep candles out of reach of children and pets.
    • Extinguish candles before going to bed or leaving the house.
    • Do not place candles too close together.

    More information on Candle Safety and Care, click here...


    About FelinFach

    Welsh Blankets - Hand woven in in Wales in limited numbers Wool Throws - Hand woven in Wales Chandlery - Handmade Candles, Reed diffusers, tealights and wax melts - hand poured in Wales  Craft Courses - Natural Dyeing Gift Cards - By Post or by Email


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    Last updated 16th November 2023

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