First off, I'm so glad you want to learn more about CORDA's ingredients and process. Candles aren't just products in your home - they're ones you actually breathe in!
That's why I spent many months researching candle ingredients. It is important to me that everything I make is something I would use in my own home and be proud for someone else to use in theirs. After learning about all-natural coconut wax, it was a no brainer to use it as the primary ingredient in my proprietary, all-natural wax blend: it’s free of toxins, pesticides, and GMOs, plus it’s sustainable, skin safe, and biodegradable.
And in addition to being much more environmentally friendly than a soy wax candle, these 6 oz. CORDA candles burn 45 hours, seriously outperforming 100% soy wax candles. These candles may be small but they're mighty! And I love the great value they offer - you get a lot of candle for your money.
Since coconut wax melts very easily, it’s fortified with beeswax, which has deep liturgical significance, as well as other all-natural botanical waxes. But a candle is more than just wax, of course, and the ingredients of the wick and fragrance are just as important. The wick is made from cotton and paper, and primed with all-natural wax. The fragrances are all phthalate-free and are the best aromatics I've found.
The candle containers and lids are reusable and/or recyclable. In fact, I specifically designed the candle labels so that they can be removed with no adhesive left behind, making it easy to repurpose the container (it doubles as a fantastic rocks glass!).
Your typical candle, whether from a big box store or even a small batch maker, often contains harmful ingredients made with petroleum byproducts, endocrine interrupters, and heavy metals, to name just a few. There's absolutely none of that in CORDA candles.
I am forthright about what goes into my candles because I know those ingredients become part of your home and life. If you have any unanswered questions, you might find your answer in the FAQs
or feel free to reach out to me