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    Natural Candles

    Natural candles are candles that are made with natural plant-based waxes such as soy, coconut and rapeseed waxes. Natural candles are a healthier and an eco-friendlier alternative to traditional candles, which are often made with paraffin wax, a petroleum byproduct. Natural candles are non-toxic and release no harmful pollutants into the air. They are also sustainable candles, biodegradable and compostable, making them an eco-friendlier choice than traditional candles.

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

     

    • eco-friendly plant-based¬†natural waxes.
    • wooden wicks wherever appropriate or eco-friendly cotton wicks
    • renewable, sustainable resources with as low a carbon footprint as possible and¬†all
    • packaging is plastic free with materials that can be reused or recycled.

     

    We use plant-based candle waxes such as soy, coconut and rapeseed waxes. We do not use paraffin, palm oil or beeswax. 

    No dyes, colourants or any additives are added to our plant-based candle waxes. The colours of our candle wax are simply the natural colours of the wax and fragrances.

    We use wood wicks wherever possible. If wood wicks are not the best solution, we use eco-friendly, lead-free, braided cotton wicks. Each candle describes the wicks that are used. Lastly, all packaging is plastic free.

     

    Natural candles, handmade with plant based candle waxes and wooden wicks from renewable and sustainable sources
    Natural candles, handmade with plant-based candle waxes and wooden wicks from renewable and sustainable sources, available in our FelinFach online shop, click here...

     

     Benefits of Natural Candles

    • They are made from natural materials.¬†Natural candles are made from plant-based waxes, such as soy, rapeseed, or coconut waxes. These waxes are renewable and sustainable, and they are free of harmful chemicals and toxins.
    • They burn cleaner.¬†Natural candles burn cleaner than traditional candles made from paraffin wax. Paraffin wax is a byproduct of the petroleum industry, and it can release harmful chemicals into the air when it is burned. Natural candles, on the other hand, do not release these harmful chemicals.
    • They burn longer.¬†Natural candles burn longer than traditional candles because they have a lower melting point. This means that they do not need to be burned as hot in order to melt, which saves energy and money.
    • They have a more pleasant scent.¬†Natural candles are scented with essential oils, which have a more pleasant and natural scent than the synthetic fragrances that are used in traditional candles.
    • They are biodegradable and recyclable.¬†Natural candles are made from natural materials, so they are biodegradable and recyclable. This means that they can be disposed of without harming the environment.

    Sustainable Candles

      Benefits of Sustainable Candles

      • Environmentally Friendly: Sustainable candles are made using eco-friendly materials and practices, which makes them an environmentally friendly option. They do not release harmful chemicals or toxins into the air and are made using renewable and biodegradable materials.

      • Non-toxic: Sustainable candles are made using natural ingredients that are non-toxic and safe for you and your family. They do not emit harmful chemicals or fumes like paraffin wax candles do.

      • Longer Burning Time: Sustainable candles tend to have a longer burning time than paraffin wax candles. This is because they have a lower melting point and burn more slowly.

      • Better Fragrance: Sustainable candles are often scented using natural essential oils, which provide a cleaner and more natural fragrance than synthetic fragrances.

      Different Types of Candle Wax

      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.

      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

      Beeswax is an animal product that is made from the waxy secretions of honeybees. Unlike paraffin, it is renewable and sustainable as it comes from the honeycomb of bees. In addition, it doesn’t soot or releases harmful chemicals when burned. 

      We do not use beeswax in any of our candles.

      Plant Based Sustainable 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

       

      Located in Pembrokeshire Wales, our ethos is defined in the three words...

      NATURAL TRADITIONAL HANDMADE.

      We are a proud supporter of Americymru, the Campaign for Wool, Global Welsh and Red Dragon America.

       

      Last updated 23rd November 2023

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