GoodLight Natural Candles Tea Lights Unscented - 100 Count
GoodLight Natural Candles Tea Lights Unscented are made from 100% palm wax and pure cotton wicks, a combination that burns clean and bright. Lighting up a room with GoodLight Natural Candles Tea Lights Unscented creates a warm and cozy atmosphere; now you can do it without the harmful fumes or nasty black soot associated with paraffin wax. Going green with candlelight just got affordable.
GoodLight Natural Candles Tea Lights Unscented features:
- White & unscented candles
- Burn for 4+ hours
- No paraffin or lead
- Made from 100% palm wax
GoodLight Natural Candles Tea Lights Unscented are available in 24-pack, 48-pack and 100-pack.
The GoodLight Commitment
Like many of you, GoodLight is concerned with the well-being of our planet. That’s why GoodLight works with the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) and GreenPalm, organizations that are pioneering sustainability in palm farming. GoodLight pays a premium to RSPO-certified growers who have implemented the most efficient and sustainable farming practices, and who believe in social responsibility and protecting native forests.
They are also Contributing Members of 1% For The Planet, donating 1% of all of their revenues to non-profits combating climate change and global warming. Recently they partnered with Carbonfund.org to offset all of their carbon emissions by contributing to their reforestations and avoided deforestation projects. The result: GoodLight's offices, as well as all of their shipping, are now carbon-neutral!
- All GoodLight candles are paraffin-free, non-toxic, and clean burning.
- They use only 100% palm wax that contains no additives or blends.
- They only use cotton wicks containing no lead or zinc or other metals.
- All of their packaging is printed on recycled paper with soy-based inks.
- And they promise to give you the friendliest service in the candle industry!
Frequently Asked Questions
What is paraffin?
Paraffin is basically the "bottom of the barrel" petroleum sludge that remains in oil refineries once every other product (jet fuel, gasoline, motor oil, etc.) has been extracted. It's a combustible waste material that is the primary ingredient for more than 90% of the world's candles.
What is palm wax? Is it related to palm oil?
Palm wax is basically a refined version of palm oil. Palm oil is derived from the fruit of the oil palm tree. One of many types of palm trees, the oil palm is the most efficient oil-producing plant in the world, yielding 4 - 10x more oil per acre than rapeseed or soy. This means that you can get a lot more oil out of a lot less land when you're growing palm trees, allowing more land elsewhere to be preserved. Palm is grown in tropical regions where rainfall is abundant, necessitating less irrigation than most crops. And instead of being an annual crop that needs to be mowed down every year (causing topsoil erosion), it’s a non-GMO tree that lives for 25 years on a plantation, producing one ripe bunch of fruit each month to be harvested; this makes it a rapidly renewable resource.
I've heard that palm oil is related to rainforest destruction and wildlife habitat loss. Can you please explain how GoodLight is involved?
Over the past few decades there has been some serious environmental degradation in Southeast Asia. Peat lands have been drained, forests have been bulldozed, wildlife habitat (especially that of the orangutan) has been lost, and communities have been displaced.
As counter-intuitive as it may seem, the more GoodLight learned about this dark side of palm, the more compelled they felt to get involved. That’s because they saw an opportunity to make a difference. They don’t feel -as some of their fellow environmentalists do- that boycotting palm was or is a realistic way to effect a change. That's why GoodLight joined Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil and GreenPalm. Both initiatives promote sustainable farming practices, environmental stewardship, and social responsibility. They support the growth and use of certified sustainable palm oil.
GoodLight wants to be a part of the solution, specifically by advancing moratoriums on deforestation, creating wildlife migration corridors and waterway buffer zones within existing plantations (large-scale permaculture is possible!), and ensuring corporations are responsible to the communities from which they are profiting - all the time while offering their customers affordable, clean-burning, non-toxic, paraffin-free candles.
What can I do with leftover wax? Can I compost it? What about the packaging? Can it be recycled?
If there is any wax or wick remaining when you are done burning your GoodLight Natural Candles, you can definitely compost it. Please recycle the empty aluminum tea light cups, as well as their packaging. Thanks!
About GoodLight Natural Candles
Jon and David met each other in Telluride, Colorado in 1994, where they had both moved after college. Back then, Jon was a nascent entrepreneur who had been hand-dipping beeswax tapers in his home studio for about 3 years and selling them locally. In 2005, David came to Manhattan for a month to work with Jon at his Bluecorn retail booth. It was at this point that Jon shared his vision with David that he wanted to develop an affordable, non-toxic candle to replace all the little paraffin votives burning on the tables of New York's restaurants, and everywhere else for that matter. (Although Bluecorn’s candles are all natural and non-toxic, beeswax and soy wax are too expensive to compete on a mass scale with the much cheaper paraffin). For the next few years, Jon and David diligently searched all over for this elusive affordable non-toxic candle. Now they are delighted and proud to bring you GoodLight Natural Candles, a brand new source of light for a brand new decade... because you breathe what you burn.