Cleaner Candles, Happier You & Home
We began our candle journey with the goal in mind to create candles you could burn to enjoy, and not worry about the safety of our handcrafted products. And we continue to do just that.
We are proud to say that our fragrances have officially been deemed by a third party to be Clean Scents™. What does this mean? This means peace of mind for you and your family when you choose The Solo Candle Co. Our candles are and will always be free of phthalates, carcinogens, mutagens, reproductive toxins, organ toxins, and acute toxins. Our candles are never made with materials with health concerns, including those on California's Prop 65 list. All of our fragrance oils are skin safe, commonly used in soaps and other body products.
We also choose to use mostly synthetic fragrance oils over essential oils for two reasons.
- Essential oils are not created to be heated up to candle making and burning temperatures — they burn off without creating any benefit, and some can even become toxic when exposed to high heat. Some are not safe for pets, small children, and pregnant women. Stay safe, and choose Clean Scents instead.
- Essential oils are not sustainable when used with candles, requiring vast amounts of their plant matter to create just a single pound of oil. There are amazing and sustainable uses for essential oils when used correctly, but candle making is not one of those uses.
Why do you use only soy wax? Soy wax is efficient and sustainable. Pure, creamy soy wax does not use any petroleum byproducts, unlike paraffin wax. Each candle produces a clean burn (as long as you trim your wick properly) every single burn. Soy is allergy and asthma-friendly, and also eco-friendly. It comes from the ground right here in the US from soybean plants. Did you know the US is the #1 grower of soybeans in the world? By choosing soy, we are choosing to support our hard-working American farmers.
We do not use other natural waxes, such as para-soy or beeswax as they are less sustainable options.
Our wicks are 100% natural and are not processed in any way. They are non-toxic and clean burning.
All wood used for our wooden wicks is sourced from FSC-certified Mills. What does this mean? FSC stands for Forest Stewardship Council and they are an independent, non-profit organization that protects forests for future generations. Because FSC is the gold standard in forest certification, it is the only system supported by groups such as WWF, Sierra Club, Greenpeace, Natural Resources Defense Council and National Wildlife Federation.
Wooden wicks crackle! The crackle you hear comes from any of the chemical compounds present in your candle blend reaching their respective flashpoints. These may include moisture present in the wick, wax, and fragrance, so the crackling can vary from candle to candle.