Why We Love Coconut Wax

Making Beautiful Scottish Scented Candles Welcome to Dundee Candle Works, where we love crafting Scottish scented candles that delight the senses whilst embodying sophistication and...

Making Beautiful Scottish Scented Candles

Welcome to Dundee Candle Works, where we love crafting Scottish scented candles that delight the senses whilst embodying sophistication and sustainability. We're thrilled to share with you why we love using coconut wax in our candles, and why we say no to widely used paraffin and soy. So, let's dive into why for us coconut wax is the number 1 choice in making quality scented candles.

Sustainable Origins

We strongly believe in environmental stewardship, which is why our sourcing practices are centred around sustainability. Coconut wax, derived from the fruit of the coconut palm, perfectly aligns with our commitment to responsible production. With coconut trees thriving, coconut wax presents a renewable and eco-conscious alternative to traditional waxes which are connected to Amazon deforestation (soy wax) and the petrochemical industry (paraffin wax). By opting for candles crafted from coconut wax, our customers can join us in championing environmental preservation and ethical consumption.

Paraffin Free Candles

You would be amazed by how many well-known candle companies throughout the UK and here in Scotland use paraffin wax in their candles. You might be surprised if you investigate it; we certainly were! Often marketing products as ‘at one with nature’, these companies use cheaper, unpleasant paraffin wax, which is a byproduct of the petrochemical industry, often while implying that their products are green and eco-friendly. This doesn’t sit well with us, so we promise we will never use paraffin wax to make our candles. We encourage other companies to put ethics over profits and do similar.

Purity in Burn

We take pride in our candle-burning experience. Coconut wax distinguishes itself with its clean-burning properties, emitting minimal toxins and pollutants into the atmosphere. Unlike paraffin wax, which is sourced from petroleum, coconut wax undergoes combustion with remarkable cleanliness. This ensures that our candles contribute to healthier indoor environments, enriching spaces without compromising air quality or respiratory health. You will never have a sooty burn or marks on your walls from a Dundee Candle Works product.

Optimal Fragrance Dispersion

We love creating uniquely Scottish scent experiences. Coconut wax, renowned for its superior qualities, serves as the ideal medium for fragrance. With its ability to accommodate high fragrance loads, coconut wax candles exude scents with unmatched potency and longevity. Whether you enjoy the delicate notes of floral bouquets or the rich aromas of exotic spices, our candles invite you on a sensorial journey that transcends the ordinary.

Extended Burn Duration

We believe in the enduring allure of candlelit moments, and coconut wax perfectly embodies this ethos with its extended burn time. Characterised by a lovely creamy texture, candles crafted from coconut wax offer prolonged burn durations, outlasting popular waxes such as paraffin and soy, and so providing greater value for money.

Aesthetic Elegance

Beyond its functional attributes, coconut wax imparts a touch of elegance and refinement to our candles. With its creamy texture and exquisite finish, coconut wax lends itself gracefully to our amber glasses, elevating their visual appeal. Whether adorning your living space or gracing your tabletops, Dundee Candle Works' coconut wax candles exude a timeless Scottish charm and sophistication that captivate the eye and uplift the spirit.

Coconut wax stands as a testament to the blend of sustainability, performance, and elegance in the world of scented candles. We think it’s unrivalled and invite you to immerse yourself in the epitome of Scottish indulgence.