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Beeswax: Is it Ethical?

I get asked all the time if I make beeswax candles. And the answer is no, but let me tell you why. I do own beeswax candles, and I did experiment with beeswax when I first opened up shop in 2020. I loved the smell, the rich golden colour and the crackle of the burn. What I did not love was the amount of damage that went into harvesting beeswax to create candles.

Simply put, Beeswax is not Cruelty-Free.

Why I Started Simple Ritual

After researching and discovering all the potentially harmful chemicals in the commercialized candle industry, I found that the only way I could know what was in my candles was if I made the candles myself. 

Cleaning Your Empty Candle Canisters

As part of our sustainable practices, we inspire you to clean out your candle jars so they can be repurposed for something new (even a new candle). Soy wax is easy to clean and when you're done, you'll have a beautiful vintage glass to reuse!

Wood Wick Candle Care

Wood wick candles need a little extra care due to their nature, so I've put together some tips to ensure your wood wick candles burn perfectly.

Why You Should Be Buying Clean-Burning Candles

When you start looking for your perfect candle, there are a few things you should keep in mind: the wax, the wick, and the fragrance.