Palm Done Right: Embracing Sustainable Wax for Cleaner and Greener Candles

Written by Alessandra Burgers on 11 July 2023Time to read: 3 minutes

Candles have long been a symbol of relaxation, ambiance, and serenity. However, many people are unaware of the environmental impact that traditional candles can have. The majority of candles on the market today are made using paraffin wax, a petroleum by-product known for its soot and pollutant emissions. In recent years, a shift towards more sustainable and natural wax alternatives has gained momentum, with palm wax and Velawax emerging as promising options. Let's explore the benefits of these alternatives and why they are the future of candle making. 

Overview: Ingredients Used for Candle Making 

The wax used in candles serves as the fuel for their burning. Paraffin wax, derived from crude oil, is the most widely used wax globally due to its availability and low cost. However, it burns with soot and releases toxic fumes, contributing to environmental degradation. As a response to these concerns, alternative waxes such as soy, palm, coconut, and rapeseed wax have gained popularity for their cleaner and sustainable properties. 

Alternative Wax Sources: Palm, Soy, and Beeswax 

Palm wax stands out as a sustainable alternative to paraffin due to its similar burn quality. When sourced from sustainable origins, palm wax becomes an environmentally friendly option. Soy wax, commonly used in the US, burns slowly but struggles with scent diffusion and texture. Beeswax, derived from honeybee hives, is another sustainable alternative, but its scent and limited scent-throwing capabilities present challenges for scented candles. 

The Benefits of Palm Wax for Candle Making 

Palm wax offers superior qualities compared to other natural waxes. It burns efficiently and cleanly, without producing soot. Palm wax blends seamlessly with other candle ingredients, ensuring a well-balanced and fragrant burning experience. Its compatibility with fragrance and essential oils enables better scent dispersion throughout the candle's lifespan. Palm wax also exhibits resistance to melting in hot temperatures and allows for a wide range of surface patterns and colors, expanding creative possibilities for candle makers. 

The Benefits of Velawax for Candle Making 

Velawax takes the sustainable candle-making game to the next level. It is the world's only organic palm wax available in the market. Made from 100% organic, deforestation-free, and wildlife-friendly palm oil, Velawax ensures a fully traceable and transparent supply chain. Sourced from independent farmers in Ecuador, it supports fair trade practices and guarantees a non-GMO product. Velawax embodies the values of sustainability, transparency, and social responsibility, making it an ideal choice for eco-conscious consumers. 

Proof of Concept: Way Out Wax Organic Palm Wax Candles 

Way Out Wax, a partner of Palm Done Right, has successfully embraced organic palm wax in its candle production. With a strong focus on ingredient transparency and sustainable sourcing, they have created a new model for truly eco-friendly candles. By using organic palm wax, they deliver candles that consumers can trust and feel good about, aligning with the growing demand for organic and environmentally responsible products. 


As consumers become more aware of the environmental impact of their choices, the demand for sustainable and clean alternatives to traditional candles continues to rise. Palm wax, when sourced sustainably, offers an excellent solution as a natural and renewable resource. Velawax takes it a step further by providing an organic and fully traceable option that prioritizes fair trade and wildlife preservation. By embracing palm wax and Velawax, we can illuminate our spaces while caring for the planet, one candle at a time. 

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