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One of the things I've always loved about candles is that they are an easy and affordable way to re-decorate as well as creating a relaxing and tranquil environment. I enjoy creating art and making eco friendly candles for everyone to enjoy.

ABOUT ME
I started making candles when I was a kid, among many other artsy projects. :) As an adult I re-melted the leftover wax from store bought candles. I was shocked at the amount of leftover wax from these store bought candles (which was about 2/3 of the original), of the poor quality (they never burnt well), and thus the feeling of never "getting my money's worth". I began to learn more about candles and wax characteristics. I learned that paraffin wax, a petroleum by-product, synthetic additives, and synthetic fragrances in candles release toxins into the air when burned and some of those chemical toxins have been…

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  • Joined November 19, 2009

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Eco Friendly ingredients, Soy wax, Palm wax, and Beeswax, Recycled material

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GreenLeafCandles
Eco Friendly Artisan Candles

About

One of the things I've always loved about candles is that they are an easy and affordable way to re-decorate as well as creating a relaxing and tranquil environment. I enjoy creating art and making eco friendly candles for everyone to enjoy.

ABOUT ME
I started making candles when I was a kid, among many other artsy projects. :) As an adult I re-melted the leftover wax from store bought candles. I was shocked at the amount of leftover wax from these store bought candles (which was about 2/3 of the original), of the poor quality (they never burnt well), and thus the feeling of never "getting my money's worth". I began to learn more about candles and wax characteristics. I learned that paraffin wax, a petroleum by-product, synthetic additives, and synthetic fragrances in candles release toxins into the air when burned and some of those chemical toxins have been found to be carcinogenic, in addition to causing a myriad of other potentially negative affects. Needless to say, this didn't sit well with me and so I searched for less toxic and more eco friendly candles to buy. When I couldn't find any, I began making my own, learning more and more as I went. Not only did I want to make Eco Friendly candles but I wanted to make high quality well burning candles!

Many years later a friend told me about Etsy and here I am now! Sharing my Eco Friendly Green Leaf Candles with the world and always hoping and striving to make the world healthier and greener; and I hope helping people to live healthier too.


WHY GREEN LEAF CANDLES?
I work with Soy wax, Palm wax, and Beeswax - all of which are natural waxes and non-toxic. I do not use any additives, fillers, and/or synthetic fragrances. Also,
unique to Green Leaf Candles are colorful recycled glass containers that I use to make highly efficient and clean burning soy candles. Although the recycled glass containers cost a little more, there are many benefits to using recycled glass. It is environmentally friendly, takes less energy to produce, and glass can be recycled indefinitely. The glass containers I use are made specifically for candle use, can be re-used, and of course recycled!

Thanks for looking around Green Leaf Candles LLC candle shop. If you have any questions or comments please contact me.

Please also visit my new shop: Yve Studio. It contains a growing collection of photography prints, calendars, and cards.

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