Sustainability

The Salcombe Candle Company are always looking at how they can do their part for the environment. Below are some details on why we use certain products and what we do to help save the earth we live on.

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WHY DO WE USE SOY WAX?

Soy wax is a vegetable wax which is derived from soybeans. Once the soybeans are harvested they go through a process of being cleaned, cracked open, and de-hulled. The flakes are then rolled and the oil is extracted from the flakes and then hydrogenated. The remaining flakes are then used for animals feed. By using the process of hydrogenerating the oil, this alters the melting point of the oil, which in exchange makes it solid at room temperature therefore is suitable to be used in candles.

 

Soy wax is made from renewable resources and is environmentally friendly, unlike the likes of paraffin wax which is a by product of petroleum which is non-renewable. 

OUR PACKAGING

We pride ourselves in the fact that we source environmentally friendly packaging that is FSC certified which is made from at least 70% recycled material and is 100% recyclable.  The loose fill chips you might find in some of your orders is made from starch that is 100% biodegradable and 100% compostable. 

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EVERYTHING IS HANDCRAFTED

We produce all of our products by hand. This is from the stickering of a container/box, hand pouring the candles and even boxing all our products up. One of the reasons we do this is so we don't have to use big machines that use a high energy source which in exchange reduces our carbon footprint and the impact we have on the environment. 

RECYCLING AND REUSING

As a company we try to produce as little waste as possible by reusing our old packaging where we can We reuse our boxes to send out our wholesale orders and work closely with our neighbours so they can reuse our packaging for their orders as well. We also reuse our candle vessels as pen pots and even grow plants in them. Why don't you give it a go yourself and share with us what you have done on our social sites @thesalcombecandlecompany

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