Way Out Wax Tea Lights Fragrance Free - 4 Pack (4 - 0.6oz)
Way Out Wax Tea Lights Fragrance Free provides eco-friendly, healthy and hand-poured candlelight.Way Out Wax Tealights Fragrance Free are ideal for any application where the delicate glow of a candle is all that is desired. Way Out Wax Tealights Fragrance Free are made with long burning (up to 6 hours!) non-GMO soy wax without essential oils.
Did you know?
Every one of Way Out Wax's candles is hand-poured and wicked by hand! In an age of automation, they still do things the old-fashioned way (and are pretty sure that the candles are better for it!).
Way Out Wax has been producing hand-poured, high quality candles for 20 years and remain as committed as ever to socially and environmentally responsible business practices. Their products reflect their beautiful natural surroundings and the lifestyles of the real people who make them; embracing good health and maintaining the balance of nature.
About Way Out Wax
Way Out Wax was founded in 1992 with a vision to produce hand-crafted works of art utilizing socially and environmentally responsible business practices. Their products are a reflection of their beautiful natural surroundings and the lifestyles of those who make them, embracing good health and maintaining the balance of nature. They firmly believe in the "Triple Bottom Line" (People, Planet...then, Profit) and strive to create an alternative working atmosphere where creativity, flexibility and respect are given top priority. It is their goal to build lasting friendships with their customers, their community and one another, so feel free to drop them a line if you'd like to connect (or re-connect!).
Since their inception, Way Out Wax has passed through a number of evolutionary stages beginning with dip-your-own psychedelic kaleidoscope candles (a favorite at festivals and in their Burlington, VT store) and their 1995 transition to pure essential oil aromatherapy candles before it was "fashionable." If you'd like to see the friendly faces hard at work in their Vermont factory...Come on in and stay awhile!
History of Way Out Wax
In the beginning...
Way back in 1992, Jim Rossiter and a few dear friends began making candles under the name Way Out Wax. The original shop in downtown Burlington featured "dip your own" candles as well as the "Kaleidoscope" candle (which was every bit as colorful as the name implies). After selling tie-dyed t-shirts at rock concerts, making a tie-dyed candle was a natural and profitable progression. The Kaleidoscopes and other Tie-Dyed candles grew steadily in popularity and had made quite a name for themselves by 1995 when Jim became increasingly aware that colorful candles aren't in harmony with a healthy lifestyle.
The "A-Ha!" Moment
Candle dyes, though beautiful, are highly toxic and release a number of known toxins and carcinogens into the air while a candle is burning. A company full of people who pride themselves on recycling, carpooling, eating organic food and being environmentally conscious need to apply principles of healthy living to every aspect of their lives! The Kaleidoscopes were bid a fond farewell and a new plan was hatched.
Pure Botanical Essences
Working in conjunction with a certified aromatherapist, Way Out Wax decided to pursue all-natural aromatherapy candles. Already skilled in the mechanics of candle-making thanks to the Kaleidoscope-phase, they now could concentrate on sourcing pure essential oils and the finest, all-natural wax blends. The results were amazing. They launched a line of single scent aromatherapy candles as well as a line of synergistic blends created by their friend and mentor, certified aromatherapist Wendy Dorsey.
Standing Out In Their Industry
Over time, Way Out Wax faced many of the dilemmas facing other environmentally conscious companies. Reducing packaging, recycling cardboard and even wax were just some of the ways they met the challenges inherent in the business world. Soon, Way Out Wax began appearing in natural foods markets across the country, as consumers began to realize that their candles need to match their lifestyles. Using the phrase "It's What's Inside That Counts", Way Out Wax explained to consumers that subtle, natural hues are beautiful and offered alternatives to the candle dyes and synthetic fragrances found in the mainstream candle market.
Today, Way Out Wax remains more committed than ever to providing an environmentally friendly candle in an increasingly toxic world. They strive to reduce their ecological footprint while providing an affordable, practical and uncompromised aromatherapy experience. They are also having a lot of fun and enjoying delicious aromas while proving that candles can be both beautiful and completely natural.
Additives Commonly Used in Candles
At Way Out Wax, they're convinced that pure essential oils, 100% biodegradable and natural waxes and unbleached cotton or hemp wicks are the only ingredients necessary for making a GREAT candle. In their minds, everything else that the candle industry uses classifies as an "additive." The chemicals utilized by many candle companies and the "fragrance" industry are unhealthy to work with and unhealthy to burn.
Common hidden ingredients in candles include chemical scent enhancers (or "boosters"), synthetic fragrance chemicals and other additives used to enhance color and to give wax a lustrous finish...the only problem is that they're quite toxic!). Phthalates are a "family of industrial chemicals that are used as plastic softeners or solvents in many household products" and find their way into fragrance recipes, but are rarely disclosed. Many fragranced cosmetics and household products contain these chemicals, which have been shown to damage the liver, the kidneys, the lungs and the reproductive system.
They are firmly committed to disclosing all of their ingredients and believe that in keeping it simple, they are creating healthier products with integrity.
- Way Out Wax uses 100% soy wax in all of their container candles (cobalt glass, travel tins and colored votive glass)
- Their soy wax is 100% pesticide free and GMO-free
- Soybeans are a renewable resource, grown right here in the United States.
- Soy wax is a great way to support American farmers
Soy wax myth: "Soy wax is 100% soot free"
Many soy wax candle manufacturers claim that their candles are 100% soot free. Unfortunately, anything that burns releases a minimal amount of hydrocarbons (soot), though this can be greatly reduced by a well-made candle. Using the right wick (no metal!) and keeping it trimmed will help reduce soot. Candle dyes, additives and synthetic fragrances are the primary factors that increase soot and should be avoided (i.e. a soy wax candle made with dyes & perfumes will create more soot than one without those unnecessary ingredients).
From the very beginning, Way Out Wax has been focused on socially and environmentally responsible business practices, realizing that healthy products make for healthy people and a healthy planet. They actively:
In every stage of manufacturing, they recycle paper, cardboard, aluminum, glass and also collect glass bottles & aluminum cans to supplement their donation fund.
Resisting industry pressures to "over-package" individual candles, they work to eliminate unnecessary waste (they employ "minimalist packaging" and encourage reuse of all their glass & travel tin containers).
Their factory reuses packing materials in which they received raw supplies for shipping outbound packages and even the "new" boxes they buy are often second-hand from a company that sources "overruns" and other gently-used boxes. Other items (like empty plastic bags or boxes) are donated to businesses in the community that make use of them.
- Support Local Environmental Organizations
In addition to their donations to social and educational organizations, they are proud to donate time, resources and candles to environmental groups in their home state of Vermont.
- Use Earth-Friendly, Completely Natural & Biodegradable Ingredients
From their waxes, to their scents, to their biodegradable corn-plastic pillar wrappers, they work exclusively with environmentally friendly ingredients & processes.
- Prevent Pollution
by choosing natural ingredients, rather than synthetic alternatives.
- Meet or Exceed State & Federal Environmental Regulations
and are committed to constantly improving their performance.
They are proud to be members of:
- Green Products Alliance
- Co-op America
- Vermont Business Environmental Partnership