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Collection: Pet Safe Candles

100% Locally Hand Poured Coconut Wax Candles
Vegan | Organic | Non GMO | Sustainable

Our candles, from wax to wick, are completely natural and chemical free so that you can burn carefree for hours. This not only reduces the risk of toxins being released into the air but also allows for a long & clean burn time.

To avoid smoking and to further extend the life of your candle, keep the wick short by trimming the black part of the wood using a nail clipper after (or before) each use.

Why Coconut Wax?

  • Paraffin Wax is the cheapest most common candle on the market but it is derived from petroleum, coal, or oil shale and is known to burn carcinogens into the air.
  • Beeswax is a much better option but it is not fully sustainable or Vegan and it does not carry scents well.
  • Soy Wax can never be labeled as Vegan or Non GMO because it contains heavy usage of pesticides, fertilizers and sadly contributes to deforestation.
  • Coconut Wax may be the more expensive option, but the benefits are unrivaled. Not only is it a highly renewable and sustainable high yield crop, but it also has an extended burn time and provides an impressive scent throw. Coconut Wax is the ONLY wax that can be claimed as Vegan and is the most eco-friendly option available today. 

Candle Oil from our Coconut Wax is so pure that it can also double as a moisturizer for your skin.

Why Wood Wick vs Cotton?

Many cotton wicks are dipped in paraffin wax in order to help burn which as we learned in the WAX 101 post is a no no because it harbors many known carcinogens⁣. 
Cotton wicks also contain a very thin lead or zinc core center wired inside that helps keep the wick self trimmed but at the expense of burning chemicals into the air⁣.

Thanks to modern day farming, just like soy, cotton farming utilize pesticides and fertilizers and has become one of the most poisonous crops in the world⁣. It is responsible for infecting nearby cotton farm residences with "Cotton Flu" (headaches, asthma, fatigue) after every spray, despite it's dangerously known neurotoxins⁣.

If you still decide to go with a cotton wick, make sure it ORGANIC COTTON & identifies as LEAD, ZINC, and PARRAFIN FREE⁣.

Moving on to the more costly but the sustainable and eco friendly option, WOOD WICKS⁣. Although wood wicks are more expensive, they provide a nicer ambiance, have a faster and better scent throw, provides a longer burn time & is the most sustainable eco friendly option!⁣

Along with cotton wicks, even some wood wicks out on the market are soaked with accelerants for better flame retention and coated with an additional substance to help them crackle more loudly⁣. Many companies also use glue to combine multiple wooden wicks together for a multi-ply super wick⁣.

The wood for our wicks are sourced from a private family farm in Southern Illinois and come from naturally fallen Native Hardwood trees, nothing chopped down⁣. It is made of 2 components - 1 outer and 1 inner part, and uses NO GLUE & NO CHEMICALS⁣. ⁣The outer wick comes from the darker outside part of the tree and helps it crackle and the inner part is called the whisper which is the accelerant and helps it burns⁣.

Colors and Scents

All added colors have been extracted from nature and have been dog and cat tested and approved for safety.
Many essential oils are poisonous to both Cats and Dogs which is why we refuse to use them in our candles. We use Hand Pressed Scents only and have limited the selection to only pet friendly aromas.

Remember that our pet's sense of smell is exponentially stronger than ours, so make sure to always leave the door open so that your animal has the option to leave the room.

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