Why Palm WaxTM
is the Flame of the Future
natural Palm Wax™ is made from fruit berries of the palm oil
tree. This same high quality palm tree oil can be found in hand
lotions, shampoos and cosmetics. It's the purest non-GMO food
Palm Wax™ is
made just like essential oils simply pressed and distilled. Soy
and paraffin candles involve solvent extraction using petroleum
chemicals like hexane.
natural line is made with 100% pure essential oils.
scented line contains pure essential oils and fine fragrances.
We consult department store cosmetic counters to discover the
best selling fragrances. We have four of the top perfumers in
the US working for us to create these top-selling fragrances in
our candles. All our fragrances and colors have been tested in
focus groups to determine the consumers' preferences.
taper candles are virtually dripless. Any candle placed in a
strong enough draft will drip. Palm Tapers™ will "recover" and
stop dripping as soon as the major air-draft is removed. Then
they re-melt any wax that dripped down the sides. It is a very
ounce Palm Wax™ candles burn longer. Our candles burn on average
1 to 2 hours longer than comparable size paraffin candles.
Our wicks are
all-braided cotton or cotton with a paper core.
flame burns hotter, the candle completely consumes itself. No
messy residue is left behind in the jar. No black soot.
of Palm Wax™ candles has a unique crystal pattern and brighter
colors, thus drawing more of the consumers' attention.
are comparable to machine-made paraffin and soy candles.
We work hard
to be socially responsible and environmentally conscious.
is concern over black soot deposition and indoor candle air pollution.
Homeowners have begun to complain about the "dark film" around electrical
outlets, computer screens, curtains, and the like.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission met with the National Candle
Association to discourage the use of lead-cored wicks. To our knowledge, very
few American manufacturers ever used lead wicks, although some, until recently,
used zinc core wicks. The issue of exposure to lead (or other metals) from
burning candles seems to be related to the steep increase in imports of candles
from Asia. These low-cost candles typically consist of low-grade paraffin
(containing impurities) and metal core wicks.
Black soot can be
a problem, especially with candles made of inferior waxes and fragrances. All
candles emit soot. The amount of soot a candle releases depends on the quality
of the fuel (wax and fragrance) and the way in which the fuel is burnt.
create the cleanest burning candle, the following criteria have to be met:
Top grade "fuel". The waxes and fragrances used
should burn up entirely and evenly.
A finely tuned "carburetor". The wick should be
carefully calibrated for each type of candle.
Control of the "airflow" around the flame. The
flame needs a sufficient and continuous supply of fresh air (oxygen).
UR WICKS are made of top grade
cotton, braided and treated to burn most efficiently. We have never used lead or
zinc in any of our wick materials. Most of our wicks have a tiny paper core,
which prevents the wick from collapsing into the liquid wax. Each wick is
designed for our specific was blend, fragrance concentrations, and jar size. If
the wick is too small, it will not consume the fuel as fast as it is melted.
Conversely, if the
too thick, it will cause the flame to smoke. We also found that better results
are achieved with multiple small wicks as opposed to a single thick wick. All
our wicks come from the most respected wick manufacturer in the world: a German
company that has produced quality wicks for generations, while staying on the
leading edge of wick technology. Failure to keep the wick trimmed to 1/4" at all
times will cause any candle to smoke.
SPECIAL WIDE MOUTHED JARS were chosen to regulate the airflow around the wick
and to insure that nearly all the wax in the jar actually burns up. Excessive
wax left on the sides can interfere with the airflow. When the neck of a jar is
too narrow, the fresh air is sucked into the jar in gusts, causing the flame to
flare up and belch smoke. In many cases by the time the jar candle is consumed,
the whole neck of the jar is black with soot, which indicates that a lot of soot
has been released into the room.