Skip the foul candles and save the climate and the rainforest
What would the dark half-year be like without candles? Very sad, Swedish consumers who burn 18,000 tons of candles a year would think. Sales of Nordic Swan Ecolabelled candles have increased threefold over the past four years. Many people ask us what candles they should choose to maximize the cozy factor and avoid bad conscience for unwanted environmental effects. Here our expert Josephine Jansson answers the most common questions.
What should you consider when choosing the best alternative for the environment?
Choose candles that are made from renewable raw materials unlike paraffin made from fossil raw materials like oil. Candles who contain fossil raw materials contribute to greenhouse gas emissions. A Nordic Swan Ecolabelled candle contain at least 90% candle-grease (stearin).