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Why Coconut Wax?

Coconut wax is the new kid on the block. It hasn't exploded in popularity yet, but I have a feeling it might and I'll tell you why I personally feel it's one of the best waxes available.  I'm sure you've heard by now that paraffin = bad. I'm not going to go into too much detail, but paraffin is a by product of crude oil. Paraffin is extracted with chemical solvents from petroleum by dewaxing it from lubricating oil stocks. It may contain residual oil, and then is bleached a white color. It's not a sustainable wax and is hard on the environment. My other concern is that most wax melts, despite their labels, have paraffin wax mixed in. Paraffin...

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The Beginning of Something New and Exciting

I started making candles almost two years ago, and as we get closer to Mother's Day my origin story kind of makes me chuckle. My first two candles were beeswax. I had found a tutorial from one of my favorite bloggers for diy Mother's Day gifts.  I ordered all the supplies, followed the tutorial, and voila I had made two mother's day candles. They looked quite cute! With the extra wax, I made one for myself.  This is before I knew about such a concept as "testing." Testing involves finding the right wick for the right wax, etc... It's quite a process! At the time, I thought you poured some wax and stuck a wick in it. Oh how wrong...

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