INGREDIENTS

The products you decide to bring into your home and use in your daily lives should be made with the highest quality ingredients possible. I take this very seriously and make sure that the products I make meet this expectation.


Those are the three ingredients that make up any candle, but it's really not that simple.

WAX

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.

WICKS

Always completely lead and zinc free. I've spent years testing different wicks to find the perfect burn. You may have noticed in other candle brands that the candle burns too quickly and the wick smokes, or too slowly and the candle doesn't burn completely. With care (trimming your wick to 1/4" before every burn) I promise this candle will burn perfectly.

FRAGRANCE

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 a Rich & Maple candle you'll never have to worry about carcinogens, mutagens, reproductive, organ or acute toxins.