Our manufacturer has been in the oleo chemical industry for over 15 years and is an active member of the Roundtable Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO). This organisation is committed to responsible and sustainable use of natural resources. All raw materials are procured from sustainable plantations.
This is the most beautiful natural candle wax. When poured 90-95 Celsius the naturally occurring pattern appears as the wax cools - be sure to use moulds that tolerate the higher pouring temperature. See some simple tips for palm in the projects section.
Use aluminium candle moulds for best results.
The melt temperature is rated at 60-65 degrees C. It is slow to burn, needing to be wicked up one size: eg. if using 8cm diameter moulds try medium wick instead of small-medium as recommended on those products.
Palm wax is a natural candle wax developed to give a good burn. It is a reliable wax - it moulds well, with reliable patterning and shape. The crystals will form on the outside of the candle when poured between 90 and 95 degrees C.
Also great for candle sand - just shake in a bag with some colour and essential oil and pour into a glass around a wick!
Natural Palm Candle Wax is 100% Natural Palm Oil. The palm tree produces fruits in bunches which are harvested and sent to palm oil mills to undergo sterilization, bunch stripping, oil extraction, oil clarification and purification. The crystal structure is formed by the differing rate of solidification of the palm fats.
Palm waxes are often the first choice in Natural Candles for a number of reasons-
- Palm Waxes are ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY
- the natural wax has excellent compatibility with essential oils.
- All Natural Vegetable based wax
- During Solidification it forms an amazing pattern of crystal structures
Our products are sourced from manufacturers who are part of RSPO, a world-wide organisation assuring sustainable agriculture.
Why sustainable palm oil?
Driven by ever increasing global demand for edible oils, the past few decades have seen rapid expansion in the production of two major edible oils, soy oil in South America and palm oil throughout the tropics and stretching into the sub-tropics. From the 1990s to the present time, the area under palm oil cultivation had increased by about 43% , mostly in Malaysia and Indonesia - the world's largest producers of palm oil. It is this rapid expansion that has been able to provide the world with its increasing demand for vegetable oil and because of the palm's productivity at a price that is affordable to rising needs in third world countries.
However the rapid expansion has naturally put pressure on the environment and on societies where the palm is grown. While better managed plantations and oil palm smallholdings serve as models of sustainable agriculture, in terms of economic performance as well as social and environmental responsibility, there is concern that not all palm oil is always being produced sustainably. Development of new plantations has resulted in the conversion of large areas of forests with high conservation value and has threatened the rich biodiversity in these ecosystems. Use of fire for preparation of land for oil palm planting on a large scale has been reported to contribute to the problem of forest fires in the late 1990s. The expansion of oil palm plantations has also given rise to social conflicts between indigenous communities and growers in some places.
Hence sustainable palm oil is seen as a way forward to continue to supply the world with its much needed vegetable oil without harming the planet and its people.