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    What is a Sustainable Candle?

    Sustainable candles are candles that are made with natural, renewable materials and are produced with lowest possible environmental impact. 

    • Sustainable candles are often made with plant-based waxes such as¬†soy, coconut,¬†and rapeseed wax.
    • Wooden wicks are the most sustainable option
    • The packaging of sustainable candles should be with biodegradable, plastic free materials that can be reused or recycled.

    Sustainable candles are not only better for the environment, but they can also be better for your health when compared to paraffin wax candles. Sustainable candles do not release potentially harmful toxins into the air when they are burned. 

    FelinFach Sustainable Candles

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

    • eco-friendly plant-based vegan waxes.
    • renewable, sustainable resources with as low a carbon footprint as possible and all
    • packaging is plastic free, recyclable, and biodegradable

    We use soy, coconut and rapeseed waxes or a blend to make our candles. 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.

    Sustainable candles - plant based candle waxes such as soy, coconut and rapeseed waxes
    Sustainable Candles. Handmade candle from plant-based soy and coconut waxes, available in our FelinFach online shop, click here...


    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 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.


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

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