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ECO-FRIENDLY

We know there's a lot of "greenwashing" out there, so we want to be as transparent as possible about our eco-friendly efforts with you. Below are a few ways that Light by Liv ensures our products and practices are environmentally friendly, and we're always seeking new and better ways to make our products even more sustainable.

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Our Wax

Our candle and wax melt wax is made from the meat of organic Coconuts blended with a small amount of plant waxes like soy and palm. Coconut wax is one of the most environmentally friendly and sustainable waxes - it has a low environmental impact compared to other waxes because it has a very high yield rate per acre, a fast renewal and does not require pesticides or fertilizer. While Soy wax is less environmentally friendly due to the mass production, deforestation and water contamination from pesticide use, unfortunately pure Coconut wax is too soft for candle use and would melt in even low temperatures. We use the minimal amount of Soy wax necessary to harden up our wax.

Carbon Emissions

We offset our carbon emissions via monthly donations to Terrapass - who in turn funds projects across the world that help destroy greenhouse gases and produce renewable energy.

One Tree Planted

For every order placed on our website - we plant one tree via OneTreePlanted at the end of each month!

Wood Wicks

The wooden wicks used in all of our candles come from FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified, responsibly managed mills and are manufactured in the USA.

Labels

Where possible, most of our product labels and other paper materials are printed on sustainable hemp paper. Made from the pulp from hemp plants and recycled post-consumer waste, production of this material requires fewer and less toxics chemicals than wood paper and helps slow deforestation. Hemp is also a faster growing resource and can be recycled more times than regular wood paper!

Packaging

When shipping orders, we only use recyclable materials - you may find kraft paper, kraft crinkle cut paper or biodegradable cornstarch peanuts in your package. We often reuse packing materials that we receive when ordering supplies in order to minimize waste. During the warmer weather, we add extra thermal protection to our candles using Cool Blue™ Foil Bubble wrap, which is made from recycled FDA approved plastic & reusable foil.

Products

We work hard to find the most eco-friendly vessels for our products while maintaining safety regulations and protocols. Our candles are created in recyclable, BPA free metal tins that double as great storage containers once you've finished your candle! Our body oils and room sprays are produced in recyclable glass containers with the minimum amount of recyclable plastic possible (the caps). Keep any eye out for room spray refills coming soon too!

Fragrance

We sometimes use natural essential oils in some of our body oils and room sprays, however, we usually avoid the use of them, especially in our candles, for a few reasons. Firstly, essential oils give off less fragrance throw than fragrance oils (FO) when burning, and thus the candles can quickly become very expensive to increase the scent. Many essential oils also do not react well to heat - they can become toxic when burnt or even combust if too much oil is present. There are several essential oils that are extremely toxic and even fatal to pets such as cats, dogs and birds, as well, if inhaled, ingested or applied to their skin. And finally - many essential oils are just not super sustainable. For example, it takes around 10,000 pounds of rose petals to create just 1 pound of rose oil! That's a lot of land and water used when you can get the same great scent from our non-toxic FO's. We do our best to stay up to date on endangered or threatened plants in order to make better, more informed choices about the scents we use and whether to use natural essential oils or non-toxic fragrance oils.

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