The Green Earth
Mother nature is always self-balancing, self-adjusting and self-cleansing. Being an integral part of nature, humans have an obligation to assist her in creating a better place to live in. At Sri Dhanvanthari Madom, we are committed to minimize our impact on the planet by promoting the use of sustainable eco-friendly products, contributing to a cleaner, safer environment.
100% organic & Eco-Friendly
The timeline of candles
The earliest use of candles is often attributed to the Egyptians, who made rushlights by soaking the pithy core of reeds in tallow or animal fat. These rush lights however had no wick, and so are not considered true candles. It was the Romans, who developed wicked candles by rolling papyrus in melted animal fat. The foul and acrid smell of tallow, because of its glycerin content, led to the introduction of the beeswax candles. Unlike animal-based tallow, they produced less smoke and produced a pleasant sweet smell. But they could only be produced in small quantities and were quite expensive. By the 1850s, paraffin wax, a petroleum by-product created from the sludge waste during refining crude oil, became the chandler's wax of choice and was used to mass-produce inexpensive candles.
Paraffin vs. Natural wax
Paraffin wax is cheap and has strong burning properties, but it is claimed that it releases toxic fumes like toluene and benzenet when burnt. This study was called erroneous and misleading by The National Candle Association. Although the health impacts of paraffin wax candles are debatable, there are many less ambiguous environmental effects, as crude oil, the origin of paraffin wax is unsustainable and has been attributed to several environmental calamities, like oil spills and destruction of animal habitat.
Palm wax, although a natural product, is currently grown in an unsustainable manner wreaking havoc on the ecosystem. Soy wax has a crumbly texture as it is more dense. Also, it is not farmed sustainably, as often rain forests are burnt down in order to make way for soy plantations. Environmental groups like WWF have raised concerns about deforestation associated with increased soy demand.
Our best bet
Equipped with all these discoveries, we looked for a viable option and after a long research; we found our perfect candidate in Kalpavruksha, or the wish fulfilling tree-Coconut. Coconut wax is manufactured by hydrogenation of coconut oil, which increases the melting point and then is blended with other plant-based waxes to further increase the melting point. Coconut wax candles won us over because:
• They are the most eco-friendly, sustainable candles that have minimal environmental effect.
• Coconut wax is a 100% natural and biodegradable wax. Also, being a high-yield crop, fewer coconuts are needed to produce coconut wax. They don’t require pesticides and are harvested by hand. . Coconut wax candles are amazingly aesthetic owing to their natural, creamy white colour.
• Coconut wax tolerates both short and long burns.
• Coconut wax candles are slow burning which ensures that the candles last long.
• Coconut production is not associated with deforestation.
• Coconut wax is a non-GMO product.
Sri Dhanvanthari Madom believes in making environmentally conscious choices. We want to provide you with the most natural, eco-friendly and health conscious products, whilst also providing a small yet vital support to a more sustainable and regenerative future.
Sustainably sourced coconut wax candles that are biodegradable.
No phthalates, sulphates, artificial fragrance or colour added.
Purest blend of natural and organic ingredients for a luxurious experience.
Unscented and efficiently burning to ensure that air quality inside home is maintained.
100% natural and biodegradable wax to ensure minimal impact on the environment.
Frequently Asked Questions
Does your candles contain chemicals and artificial additives?
All our ingredients are clean and free from phthalates, parabens, added fragrances and sulfates. All our candles harness the power of natural ingredients.
Are your fragrances safe during pregnancy?
Our candles are safe for daily use as they are sourced naturally and are free from phthalates and parabens.
Why do you use unscented candles?
Sri Dhanvanthari Madom believes in products that should have a positive health and ecological impact. Because of the added fragrances, scented candles often release a higher rate of particulate matter. This can affect air quality. Also, scented candles create a lot of volatile organic compounds while burning that can cause irritation or allergic reactions.
How can I add fragrance to my candles?
Let the candle burn for a few minutes until an inch deep of melted wax accumulates near the wick. Blow out the candle and add in a few drops of organic essential oil using a dropper into the hot pool of hot wax formed and mix with a toothpick. Let the wax cool and harden completely and then relight your candle.
What is the best way to burn Sutraveda Coconut Wax Candles?
We recommend that the first time you burn any candle, burn it for 2-3 hours. This avoids tunnelling. Trim the wick to 6 mm before each lighting to prevent wick curling. Never leave wick trimmings in your candle jar. Always allow the melt pool to reach the edges of the jar before extinguishing. Never leave a candle unattended. Allow the jar to cool completely before handling.