Those are the three ingredients that make up any candle, but it's really not that simple.
Currently there are four types of waxes used in candle-making, soy, beeswax, paraffin and coconut.
Why do I use coconut? Coconut wax is slow-burning, with a greater scent throw thus providing you a strongly scented candle whose fragrance lasts much longer.
Additionally, coconut wax is derived directly from the coconut plant. R&M candles have guaranteed sustainability because coconuts are easily renewable. Many coconut wax candles are blended with soy or beeswax, but R&M candles are made with 100% coconut wax.
R&M wicks are sourced from FSC certified mills, manufactured in the USA and are a sustainable, natural, and eco-friendly wick.
My wick supplier partners with Trees for the Future, an organization working to end hunger and poverty for small farmers through revitalizing degraded lands. Every time I purchase wicks, trees are planted. The Trees for the Future program offers educational opportunities, empowers women, and builds communities.
Historically, the fragrance industry has not been transparent about safety. Lack of disclosure from fragrance manufacturers regarding ingredients and the possible health risks of those ingredients was the norm. That just doesn't cut it for me.
The fragrance oils I use exclude many materials that are commonly used in other suppliers’ fragrance oils. You may be familiar with phthalates, but I also ensure there are no ingredients with similar health concerns, including those on California’s Prop 65 list. When you burn an R&M candle you'll never have to worry about potentially hazardous chemicals or whether these products are safe for your home.