Home Decor Made with Naturally-Occurring Ingredients At Argyle Street Candles, we believe in creating candles using natural ingredients. Our candles are made of soy wax, a vegetable wax made from a renewable resource, soybeans, that burns cleanly and slowly. Our candles are scented using only 100 % essential oils for a naturally-scented, clean-burning candle free of additives, dyes, and synthetic ingredients. We use cotton wicks, thus our wicks are metal-free. Our candles are poured by hand to ensure the best scent throw and quality.
Essential Oils Instead of Fragrance Oils Using essential oils allows us to craft scents derived directly from plant and fruit sources. Although using only essential oils limits the types of scent blends we can produce, we pride ourselves in creating candle scents that come directly from the plant or flower source rather than synthetic ingredients found in fragrance oils. Companies that manufacture fragrance oils are not required to list the oil ingredients since they may contain "trade secrets," but this also means many fragrance oil ingredients have not undergone testing to determine safety. For more information, please visit the FDA Labeling of Fragrance Ingredients site here.
In order to guarantee best scent throw, we use essential oils that have been extracted through steam distillation (plants subjected to high heat to extract oil), and cold pressing (citrus peels pressed to express oils).
Reuse, Recycle, Repurpose In order to reduce our impact on the environment, we reuse shipping materials (i.e., paper, packing peanuts, bubble wrap) we receive from our glassware orders when shipping products to customers. Our candle containers are recyclable and can be repurposed for other use after being washed with soap and hot water.