Candle Anatomy

When we set out to make a line of Songwood candles, we did so knowing we wanted to provide a truly natural option or we wouldn't offer candles at all.

After months of trial and error, testing and re-testing, tweaking small details, and even going back to the drawing board a few times, we crafted a beautifully natural candle you can trust.

A little background: At the core of every candle on the market today are a few key components:



fragrance (optional)

vessel (optional)

Every chandler (or candlemaker, not Chandler Bing...though could that BE any more fun?!) has important decisions to make when establishing their specific formulation.

Unfortunately many (if not most) candles on the market today are made with paraffin wax (or wax blends which include paraffin), which is made from petroleum, oil shale, or coal (yes, you read all that right).

And they often use synthetic fragrances and dyes which give off dangerous VOCs including formaldehyde, petroleum distillates, limonene, alcohol, and esters. Right into your home.

No thank you.

At Songwood, we do things differently:

We use beautiful glass vessels which can be recycled or re-used.

Our wax is 100% natural and biodegradable. It’s made from ethically sourced beeswax and also contains renewable soy, coconut and RSPO palm oil. It does not contain any paraffin.

All our fragrances are also ISO 9235 Certified, which means they only contain ingredients from nature - no synthetic additives anywhere.

Our wicks are made from all-natural and untreated USA-native wood. No metals, no toxins, no animal products or testing...just nature. The wood is also sourced from Forest-Stewardship Council (FSC) approved mills, which means the wood is produced using only the highest standards in ethical and earth-friendly milling.

Our candles are non-toxic (no reproductive, acute, or organ toxins), free of phthalates (scent carriers found to affect the reproductive system of laboratory animals), mutagen-free (no chemicals or physical agents that can change our genetic makeup in a way that contributes to disease), cruelty-free (we do not and will not participate in harming animals, ever), and carcinogen-free (free of any and all ingredients known to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm) and therefore do not require Prop 65 labeling.

When we ship Songwood products we do so in sustainable and responsible way. Everything you receive from us - from the shipping label to our postcards, and everything in between - can be either reused, composted, or recycled.

Good for you and good for the planet. We wouldn't have it any other way.