About Us - Keeping the Earth Green & Your Home Smelling Clean
Our purpose came before the company. It all started when I was made aware of all the toxins in the candles I was burning. I'd been a lover of all types of candles my whole life but had no idea they could be harmful to ones health. At the time my olders wasn't even a year old and I couldn't imagine expoxing him to these chemicals any longer than I already had. I tried several natural wax candles and just wasn't happy with their performance so I tried making my own soy candles. After lots of trial and error I finally got the hang of it but I didn't stop at Natural wax, I also did my research to find clean burning and safe fragrance oils. Fragrance oils are also known to carry many harmful chemicals but I only used/use high quality CLEAN oils that DO NOT carry any of the California Prop-65 chemicals that so many other candle companies use. I fell in love with my new hobby and after much possitve feedback I decided to turn my hobby into a business. This is where the Hemp wicks came in... Among soy wax and other natural wax candle companies cotton wicks are very popular but I wanted to do something different. Both Cotton and Hemp, like Soy, are renewable resources but I wanted the best for the earth and I wanted to set my comany apart from the others. Turns out Hemp requires a third of the water that cotton needs to grow and grows absurdly fast so it requires less maintenance than cotton. Not to mention the process used to turn hemp into fiber requires much less water than it take for cotton to be converted again making it the more earth friendly option. So there we have it!! The foundation of Wick'd Hemp Candle Co. Candles that are free of toxins made with sustainable materials: Soy wax and Hemp wicks.