Sustainable Soy Wax
Beginning 2021, we've begun integrating coconut wax into our candle blend. Why? Our handpoured candles are made with a blend of coconut & soy wax for an eco-friendly burn. Both are vegan, sustainably sourced & emit zero soot! Coconut is known for its long burn time & strong fragrance throw. Soy wax is a vegetable wax derived from soybeans. One of the major benefits of soy over paraffin wax is that it burns slower so customers can feel good knowing they're getting their money's worth with a candle that lasts longer. We guarantee that both sources are certified kosher, which means zero herbicides, pesticides or GMOs. Both waxes are also petro-carbon-free. Read more on our "Why Soy?" blog post.
ECO Candle Wicks
ECO candle wicks are a coreless, cotton flat braid wick with paper filament throughout, providing increased rigidity and strength. Their self-trimming and clean burning characteristics minimize mushrooming, soot, and smoke. Our ECO wicks are primed with a natural wax coating, making them the perfect wick for an even burn in our natural soy candles. All are lead-free & zinc-free.
Polycarbonate Tea Lights
Our tea light containers are made in the USA & safe for the environment. They are made from nontoxic, polycarbonate & even better it is fully recyclable at the end of its life . What is polycarbonate? Well, it's a sustainable, lightweight, high-performance material that possesses a unique balance of toughness, dimensional stability, optical clarity, & high heat resistance. The scraps can be recycled, reduce waste output, & therefore have a minimal impact on the environment.
Reusable Cotton Bags
Stamped with a beautiful quote & celestial image. Our muslin bags are made from a smooth and delicate fabric that both organic and 100% environmentally friendly. When the bag wears out, you can rest easy knowing that it will biodegrade completely. Nontoxic chemicals were used while weaving the muslin fabric bags.
We wanted to ensure that your candles would be well-packed during transit while also making a positive impact on our planet. That's why we chose biodegradable packing peanuts that are made from natural, nontoxic sources, such as wheat and corn starch. They dissolve in water and can be thrown into compost piles after a single use. Being biodegradable and nontoxic, they are also safe for humans and pets if ingested accidentally.
100% Matte Recycled Cards
Our creatively designed promo cards are made of 100% post-consumer recycled paper. What's more, our high-grade papers can be recycled several times, providing environmental savings every time. Producing recycled paper actually generates between 20% and 50% fewer carbon dioxide emissions than paper produced from virgin fibres.
Say WAT? Water-activated tape (WAT) feels dry but is then reactivated by water. It is a made with 50% recycled paper. All WAT is tamper resistant so we know that our customers can feel safe knowing their packages are sealed all the way through receipt. Unlike pressure sensitive tape, it cannot be peeled off a box and must be broken as it provides a very strong & resilient seal. Better yet, it requires less material per seal reducing the amount of waste output Aethereal produces.
PET Plastic Lids
(Discontinued) Our team acknowledges that petroleum-based plastics are extremely harmful in production & adds to waste production in the environment. That's why we've opted out of plastic use as much as we can. PET (also abbreviated PETE) is short for polyethylene terephthalate, the chemical name for polyester. PET is clear, strong, lightweight & BPA-free or phthalate-free. Being the sustainable option, this material is completely recyclable, and is the most recycled plastic in the U.S and worldwide. Better yet, PET material won't interact with fragrance or dyes so our customers can have peace of mind knowing their candles are tightly sealed for freshness upon delivery.
Kraft Paper, Crinkle Paper & Tissue Paper
Our trademark come from our beautiful packaging, but we knew that upon deciding the presentation of our products, we wanted to make sure that they were protected during transit while also helping the environment. You may have noticed that our bundles are packed with a handful of crinkle paper & enveloped in our gorgeous custom tissue paper. Crinkle paper & tissue paper is bio-based, 100% compostable and recyclable. The kraft paper used to wrap our candles is unbleached to retain the natural wood colour and keep chemical treatments to a minimum, making it a 100% natural biomaterial and a genuine ecological alternative.
(Discontinued) Conventional plastic packaging remain in landfills for centuries. That's why we've chosen to package our bath bombs in compostable cellophane bags. Made from compostable biofilm, our bath bombs are encased in these nifty little bags that reduce the impact on our planet. The compostable biofilm is derived from FSC-certified wood-cellulose. They are vegan and non-GMO. We want to go & spread environmental awareness as much as possible with each product we sell.
Corrugated Shipping Boxes
What better way to interact with our customers than to encourage you to plant your own little wildflower. You can find in your freebie bags! This plant confetti is made out of biodegradable seed paper, and grows into flowers when planted! How to Plant:
Place your seed paper on soil that is slightly compressed, but not too hard-packed. Add 1/8 inch of soil on top of the paper and give it a good drink of water. After that, make sure it's always moist and in a sunny spot. You should see sprouts within 7-10 days!