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Helping Mother Nature: The key to sustainable candle making
2020 is the year of sustainability. From recycling to our diet choices, more and more people are thinking about the impact that their actions are having on the environment. It’s never been more important to be self-aware of the actions you take and your impact on the world. Sustainability now comes in so many forms, not just the obvious means of transport and the way in which we sort our household waste. Today, sustainability is seen in a whole host of products and their individual ingredients right up to the ways in which they’re produced, packaged and posted. Having such a vast array of ingredients and tools on hand when making candles is a great way for you to ensure you make eco-conscious decisions when carrying out your unique craft.
In the know
Knowing exactly which ingredients, tools and types of packaging are sustainable can be difficult to wrap your head around. When shopping around online, terms such as vegan, cruelty free and biodegradable can often crop up. Understanding what each of these components means will help you make the right decisions for your products.
If a product is marked vegan, it certifies that products do not contain any animal extracts or animal by-products in the ingredients or the manufacturing process. If a product is marked cruelty free, it means that no products or activities harmed or killed animals during the testing process. If a product is marked biodegradable, it refers to the ability of materials to break down and return to nature.
Looking out for these markers will ensure that your product is as sustainable as possible, so when shopping online try to opt for products that tick all three of these boxes.
Sustainable Supplies for Candles
At Supplies for Candles, we are home to a whole host of sustainable tools and materials, from our online store to our warehouse, we can ensure that your candle making process is as eco-friendly as possible. We understand that the most essential item in any candle is the wax which is why we offer an incredible variety to choose from. However, with so many different types of wax on offer, it can be tricky to locate exactly which waxes are sustainable and right for you. Opting for vegetable waxes over waxes such as paraffin is one of the best ways to narrow down your search. Or you could opt for our brand-new wax, Ecosoya, a sustainable, vegan friendly and biodegradable wax that is designed to give only the best scent throw and smoothest of finishes. Our website is also home to a range of 100% natural fragrance oils that are both vegan and cruelty free. Taking the time to research and carefully select your products will ensure you achieve the most sustainable outcomes.
It's all in the packaging
One of the most overlooked aspects of creating sustainable products is the packaging. Often carefully crafted eco-friendly pieces become undone by non-recyclable packaging and plastic at the final step. Understanding how to source sustainable and recyclable packing will ensure that your product is eco-friendly from start to finish. Opting for recycled cardboard boxes, reusable containers and avoiding non-recyclable plastics will have you all set to post out your new sustainable pieces.
Shout about it
All that’s left to do is shout about it. Being a predominantly if not 100% eco-friendly producer will set you up to stand out against your competition. Many people are interested in becoming more sustainable purchasers and are on the look out for products that are vegan, cruelty free and eco-friendly. Filling your social media feeds with your sustainable products will help you and your business to truly shine whilst helping your customer base locate exactly what products they need.
Where to next?
Ready to take on the sustainability challenge? Check out the Supplies for Candles website where you can find a whole host of ingredients, tools, packaging and equipment that are designed with mother nature in mind. Can’t find what you’re looking for? Give our friendly team a message and let them point you in the direction of exactly what you need to get started.
Whilst you’re here why not take a look around the rest of our Candle College articles and discover a whole host of tips and inspiration that’s designed to take your business to new heights.