Coconut wax is sustainable. Coconuts do not require pesticides or fertilizer to grow and are harvested by hand,. Although coconuts could eventually be grown in an unsustainable manner, currently they are being grown very carefully by small independent farms in the Philippines and Indonesia. Not only does growing coconuts lift these farmers out of poverty, growing sustainably has given them access to better markets and more financial options.
So we decided to use a blend of the two waxes. It is very common for coconut wax to be blended with other vegetable oils, such as soy, in order to get the best of both waxes. Our coconut-soy blended candle offers a higher melting point to insure the candle isn't ruined before it can be lit, while still offering all the benefits of its scent throwing and excellent burning properties.