During the beginning stages of creating Milky Candles, one of my biggest missions was to remain as sustainable as a product-based business possibly can. As a small business, I am often playing tug-of-war between cost of materials, quality of product, + overall cost of product. I work diligently to ensure that our items are produced in a way that make us feel proud to sell them.
W A X
Milky Candles are made with a soy/paraffin blend wax. Although there are a lot of myths behind the use of paraffin, we can take pride that the paraffin wax we use is a food grade wax; it's the same type of wax you would find on your fruit and vegetables at the grocery store. Additionally, both soy and paraffin waxes are non-toxic, and any "toxicity" of a candle is dependent on the choice and amount of wicks and fragrance oil used. Read about our clean scents and natural wicks below!
Find out more about food-grade paraffin wax here.
W I C K S
Our candles are made with CD wicks; they are made of all natural pure cotton and are free of metal, zinc, + lead. Paper is also woven into the wicks and they are coated with an all-natural wax. Additionally, these wicks will curve when lit in order to give a slow, even burn. When your candle is lit, you can feel confident that your wicks are not emitting harmful chemicals into the atmosphere.
F R A G R A N C E
Milky Candles are created with "clean scents". What does that mean? They exclude phthalates, carcinogens, and other cancer-causing ingredients that require a Proposition 65 Warning in California label. Our scents are guilt-free, as they don't cause harm to you, your loved ones, or your fur babies.
P A C K A G I N G
We're proud to pack our items in reusable, recyclable, or even biodegradable ways to help reduce our carbon footprint. If you receive a box with packing peanuts, remember to melt them in water or throw them into your compost pile, as they're made of cornstarch.
We always appreciate that our candles have a minimalist look, but even more than that, we love the ability to easily reuse your ceramic candle vessel once you're finished with your candle. Whether it's for holding pens, plants, remotes, or some of your favorite jewelry, we understand the importance of reusing items. We're also lid-less now! We've recognized how many people choose not to repurpose candle lids, so we're leaving them out of our candle journey.