This candle is made from natural organic clean burning soya and palm wax. The material supplier of these materials is a member of Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil. All these waxes and oils are traceable from plantation to factory and the crops are not from deforested areas. Often the wax is gained from reclaimed rubber or coconut plantations that have been replaced by palm. They are suitable for vegans and the wicks are made from cotton.
This candle does not contain any paraffin or petroleum products. Many candles today are paraffin based. Petroleum products in candles can cause a smokiness that can build up over time on ceilings. Paraffin is one of the last by products of petroleum extraction. Some of the soot given off by paraffin candles is the same as burning diesel fuel. So there are documented concerns about the health affects this may have.