What kind of wax do you use in your candles and melts?
I use natural soy wax sourced from American farmers in the Midwest.
Why soy wax & not paraffin?
I chose soy wax because I wanted a safer, cleaner, eco-friendly, natural candle that everyone would feel safe burning. Many candles are made from paraffin wax which is known to burn off irritants in the air that can cause health issues & concerns in many in the general population. (I personally have friends and family members that have respiratory reactions to paraffin containing products.) That wax is easier to work with, but not for what I envisioned for Soul of a Home. I also wanted to provide an option that those that are plant-based & environmentally conscious could feel comfortable using (so no beeswax either).
Are your products cruelty-free?
Yes, all of my products are vegan as well as cruelty-free. No animal testing, no animal byproducts.
Do your items contain phthalates?
All items are phthalate-free.
Wait - What are phthalates?
Phthalates (pronounced THAL-ates) are a family of chemicals that are used to do things such as make plastics more flexible & more difficult to break or crack. It is also a solvent that is used in lots of things such as hair products, cosmetics, cleaning supplies, and more. In past studies, particular phthalates have been shown to cause cancer in lab rats and can irritate eyes, skin, and cause other reactions such as nausea and vomiting. We definitely don't want this floating around in the air! So with that, I decided to make my products free of phthalates and safer for use.
Here are some articles to read about the negative effects of phthalates:
Do you ship internationally?
Currently, I ship within North America, but I do have plans to ship internationally in 2022!
What shipping courier do you use?
All items are shipped via USPS and UPS.
What are your wicks made from?
All wicks are natural cotton wicks and contain no lead or zinc.
Do you have any other questions that would be helpful to answer? Send it to me via the contact page!