We are committed to sourcing materials and ingredients of the highest quality. We choose to use 100% soy wax that is grown and manufactured in the USA because it is a renewable resource and burns cleanly.
There are a lot of wax options on the market and we understand it may be confusing as a consumer to understand what the benefits of a certain wax are.
Traditionally, candles were made with paraffin wax. An end-product of petroleum, Paraffin contains up to 11 carcinogenic compounds deemed 'toxic air contaminants' by the State of California. An air quality researcher, David Krause, has documented evidence that candle soot particles contain many of the same compounds as burning diesel fuel. The petrol-carbon soot that paraffin wax emits can blacken walls, ceilings, and furniture, contaminate ventilation ductwork in your home, as well as add toxic carcinogens into the air you breathe.
Soy candles are better for you and for the environment. Soy wax is non-toxic and burns cleaner than paraffin, with no petrol-carbon soot. Soy candles burn slower and cooler than paraffin wax, giving them a longer life-span than paraffin candles. Since soybeans are vegetables, soy wax is naturally biodegradable, making it easier to remove from the candle container after burning, easier to clean up if spilled on other surfaces, and comes out of clothing in the wash.
All our candles have crackling wooden wicks. Our wicks are sourced and manufactured in the USA using cherry wood from FSC-certified mills. Our wicks produce a tantalizing crackling sound when burning, like you have your own personal fireplace. For more information about the patents on the wicks we use, click here.
When Sarah started Simply Curated, she actually didn't like scented candles. Most fragranced products would give her an instant headache. So when developing and curating fragrances for her products she made sure it was the highest quality of materials she could find.
We only use phthalate-free fragrance oils, blended with essential oils and natural isolates. All our products are free of Prop 65 chemicals.