We at Blue Deer Candles take our commitment to the environment seriously. All of our candles contain 100% non-GMO soy wax derived from soybeans grown by American Farmers. Soy wax is completely biodegradable and is a renewable resource, therefore minimizing the environmental impact of our products. Soy wax also burns much cleaner and produces much less soot than other traditional waxes such as paraffin (which in fact is a by-product that is produced while refining gasoline...Gross!)
In addition, the wicks in all of our candles are lead and zinc free. The wicks consist of braided cotton fibers with paper cores that reduce smoking and soot buildup on the candle's container. Of course, it is impossible to eliminate all smoking, but through extensive testing, we have developed a formula that greatly reduces it.
Even the fragrance oils utilized by Blue Deer Candles are safer than many of the fragrances found in mass produced candles. Many name brand candles contain a chemical called "Phthalates". Phthalates are a chemical used to help dissolve raw materials in fragrance oils. For years, phthalates were used in products ranging from cosmetics to pharmaceuticals. In recent years, there have been concerns raised about the effect of phthalates on our health. While the effect of phthalates on humans is still unclear, it only makes sense to avoid them if possible.
We take great pride the quality of our candles. All of our candles are made in small batches and hand-poured; this allows us to guarantee the quality of each candle we produce. Each candle is relentlessly tested prior to its availability to our customers to ensure the optimal combination of wax, fragrance, and wick performance. We believe so much in our products that we will offer an exchange if you are not completely satisfied.