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Proper Good candles are lovingly hand-poured and packaged in Amsterdam.
Most candles are made with paraffin wax. Paraffin is a product of crude oil. Burning this wax produces pollutants in much the same way as burning petrol or oil does; you get soot, formaldehyde, acetone and parabens, to name a few. These are not chemicals you want to breathe in at home. The most common alternative to this is soy wax. However, although soy is better for our health, it is not so healthy for the environment. In order to cultivate soy, large areas of land need to be cleared, causing mass deforestation. On top of this, soy is produced in areas such as Asia, Indonesia and South and North America, so in order to transport soy to Europe (where Proper Good is based), it leaves quite a large carbon footprint behind. So that leads us to rapeseed wax—a 100% plant-based, natural wax. Rapeseed is locally grown in the UK and parts of Europe. It is also renewable, sustainable and biodegradable. Aside from the clean burning, an added benefit of rapeseed wax is that it provides a longer burn because it has a lower melting point than petroleum-derived waxes. Proper Good, hey?!
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Our candles use the highest quality scented oils, equivalent to fragrances used in high-end designer perfumes. This allows us to provide you with a range of beautiful and exciting scents. Our wax is always natural and always rapeseed. If you are looking for the cleanest burn possible, check out our Essential Oils range. These use 100% natural oils and wax.
Essential oils are naturally occurring oils found in seeds, bark, stems, roots, flowers and other parts of plants. They can be used to promote wellness through a wide range of emotional and physical attributes.
Try trimming your wick to around 3mm before you next light your candle. If your wick has left a mushroom effect after a 3-4 hour burn you should cut this off when the wax is cool or before you next light your candle. For more advice on how to get the best burn from your candle, check out our candle tips here.
Because we use 100% natural wax, you may see some frosting or a slight textured surface in your candle. This is perfectly normal and adds to the beauty and individuality of each candle.