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A Citronella Story

*Carrie Bradshaw voice* As we stood in the grocery aisle, we couldn’t help but think, how could a brand that is known for their outdoor bug protection have labeled, “Not intended for the repellent of mosquitoes” on a citronella candle? This led us on a journey to discover that there are many other (and better suited) natural fragrances that help to ward off mosquitoes. Good news! Your girls have been hard at work in creating a product that exceeds what is currently on the market, and intended to ACTUALLY repel mosquitoes. Instead of solely relying on the efficacy of citronella alone, we blended citronella with  orange, eucalyptus and litsea cubeba (all ingredients that are known for their repelling capabilities). By...

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Why We Chose Coconut-Soy Wax

Natural based candles are gaining popularity as more people (like you) are joining forces to preserve our planet through eco-conscious shopping decisions. However, due to the mass demand for soy aka “the king of beans”, there has been environmental and cultural repercussions. These include: increased levels of deforestation and displacement of farmers and Indigenous peoples.   Let’s be clear, there are pros and cons to every wax and to sourcing any raw material in general. We wanted to find a wax that was most aligned with our values, that also had the least amount of environmental implications. Our coconut-soy wax is primarily made from coconuts. Coconuts are considered to be a highly sustainable raw material because the coconut tree can be...

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