Thursday 22nd April 2021 marks the 51st Earth Day.
Earth Day is the world’s largest environmental movement which aims to educate, inspire and transform our relationship with the planet. Every year, the charity puts on an array of events aimed at raising awareness about climate change. They explore how we, as a population, can change our way of life to benefit the planet. Flashback to this time last year, almost the entire world was in some form of lockdown. We were told to stay at home to curb the spread of COVID-19. Although there were a huge number of downsides, by staying indoors and cutting all but essential travel, we gave the planet a chance to rejuvenate.
As the global economy begins to emerge from the pandemic, now is the time to be asking what lessons we have learnt about how our daily routines effect the planet and how we can alter them to help make a positive change?
Candles + Sustainability
There has always been a lot of discussion surrounding recycling, travel and sustainable eating. However, little has been said about homewares. There is almost an assumption that fresh scents and expensive candles don’t have any lasting environmental effects because they are ‘high quality’ products. This couldn’t be further from the truth.
Many candles sold by larger retailers are made of a soy wax blend. This is when soy wax is blended with a paraffin wax which is a petroleum by-product of crude oil. When these candles are burned, they give off the same fumes that are being spoken about for contributing to air pollution. Additionally, many of the larger companies use synthetic fragrance to create artificial scents such as candy floss and salted caramel. Synthetic fragrance tends to be petroleum based meaning that they can cause headaches and allergic reactions.
At LT Co., our candles are made of 100% pure soy wax and we only ever use essential oils. This keeps our candles ‘clean’ meaning that they are good for the planet and good for our customers.
LT Co. Earth Day Candle
In celebration of Earth Day, we have launched a limited edition candle. Our candle is scented with rosemary, cedarwood and pine essential oils. This fresh scent combination will leave you dreaming of long days spent outside immersed in nature. We only have a small number of these candles available so be sure to order yours soon! £2 from the sale of every candle will be donated to Earth Day. By purchasing a candle from us, you’ll be helping Earth Day to fund research and projects which will educate, inspire and teach people about sustainability.