These truly handmade and unique candles, pay homage to our favorite scents of winter, spring, summer and autumn. Straight from the Amazon, these Brazil Nut Candles turn discarded shells into lead-free fair trade candles in scents such as coconut, orange, gardenia, and vanilla.
- Palm Oil Wax Blend
- Lead-free wicks
Size: 4" to 4.5" in diameter
About the Project:
Madre de Dios, a mountainous area of pristine forests, is one of the poorest regions of Peru. The most lucrative industry here is the collection and processing of the Amazon Brazil nut into oils, candy and candles for export. Unfortunately, few producers are informed or rewarded for extracting the oil in a sustainable manner meaning the region's rates of rainforest destruction are almost as high as its poverty.
Candela Peru, works with 266 Peruvian farmers in this part of the Amazon rainforest to harvest the Brazil nut in a socially and environmentally-responsible manner. Besides creating steady work for rural families, the cooperative helps small producers streamline their production chains for increased capacity and helps them to implement social and environmental projects in their area. In this way, Candela Peru helps improve farmers way of living and promotes forest conservation in a biologically diverse region.