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Natural Candles - Palm Wax Candles - Clean Burning Candles
Do you like to relax and relieve stress with candles?
Do you believe that your candles have to be sooty, dirty, harmful, and full of chemicals…that’s just the way candles are?
But don’t you want to fill your home with soothing, relaxing scents without the stress of filling it with toxins?
You CAN… there is an alternative – It’s Natural Candles by Mia Bella Candles
Natural Candles by Mia Bella
Mia Bella’s Palm Wax Candles are a superior candle because they are made in the USA using a proprietary natural palm wax formula that is non-toxic!
Today, more than ever, American families are adopting “Earth Friendly” attitudes, while embracing natural products for healthier homes. So our natural candles fit right into this prominent conviction.
Mia Bella Natural Candles unique characteristics:
- Made from high-quality natural palm wax – no petroleum
- Use only premium fragrances
- Clean burning candles – virtually soot free
- Lead-free, cotton wicks
- Long burning – higher melting point allows our natural candles to burn more slowly and more brightly
- Burn completely, with no tunneling or left over wax on the sides of the jar
- Hold the scent throughout the burn, from top to bottom
- Displays a beautiful crystallized texture – not a dull, waxy finish
- Color stability produces the most stunning vibrant and deep colors
- Cleans up with hot soapy water
- Most importantly, natural candles are non-toxic
Why Palm Wax Candles
Mia Bella’s candle maker, Carmen Milazzo, was one of the first to develop soy candles back in 2002. While he liked the clean burning candles that soy wax produced, he was dissatisfied with the inability of soy candles to hold a scent to the end of the burn, like a high-end, gourmet candle should. Over the years he has experimented with various combinations of vegetable wax in an attempt to get the best natural candles.
Ever on the journey to create the best clean burning candles on the market, he came to the conclusion that to get the best natural candles, he needed to use palm wax. Palm wax candles are becoming known as the “candle wax of the future.” Mia Bella Candles are made of 100% all natural palm wax. Carmen ultimately found a superior alternative to soy candles with his perfect formula for natural candles using palm wax.
Clean burning candles with
an incredibly realistic scent
Palm wax candles are made of an edible vegetable oil derived from the fruit of the oil palms and is widely used in many products throughout the world. The oil extracted from the fruit has been used as food and medicine throughout the ages.
Natural palm wax candles are an environmentally friendly product as it comes from a sustainable and renewable source and produces remarkably clean burning candles.
See Our Natural Candles Options
Where We Get our Palm Wax
We get our palm wax from Malaysia whose government has put a moratorium on forest clearing for the establishment of oil palm plantations. Only areas already used for agriculture will be allowed to convert to palm oil production. The oil palm has been grown as a commercial crop in well managed and regulated estates in Malaysia since 1917.
The palm produces fruits in bunches which are harvested, so it never harms the palm trees. It is then sent to palm oil mills to undergo sterilization, bunch stripping, oil extraction, oil clarification and purification.
Palm cultivation is perhaps the world’s most environmentally friendly commercial crop. After oil palms reach maturity, they are commercially productive for at least a quarter of a century. That means that once the trees are planted, the soil remains essentially undisturbed for decades.
Unlike soy, were the ground is dug up and re-cultivated every year, year after year. The soil in a palm plantation remains essentially undisturbed. This causes much less erosion and pollution.
Native grasses and scrubs are allowed to re-populate the space between the trees. The natural habitat returns, complete with wildlife. An oil palm plantation takes on the appearance of a rain forest, filled with vegetation. Wild boar, monkeys, birds, and other wildlife are allowed to roam in and out of the plantations, just as they do in the wild.
Chemical fertilizers and pesticides are rarely, if ever, used. Since the ground is continually covered with trees and growth, the soil is not eroded, maintaining the integrity of the environment from the tiniest soil organisms to the largest land animals. So a palm plantation blends into the environment without causing untold disruption.
Compare that with a soybean plantation where all trees and other vegetation are killed and removed. Only soybeans are allowed to grow and are often genetically modified. And what about wildlife? Animals would trample or eat the crops, so they are fenced out, shot, or poisoned.
Unlike soy and most other crops that produce once a year, oil palms produce fruit year round, so they are always in season. This allows for a high yield of fruit on comparatively little acreage. For this reason, the oil palm produces more oil per acre than any other vegetable source.
For example, in one year on one acre of land a farmer can produce 18 gallons of corn oil, or 35 gallons of cottonseed oil, or 48 gallons of soybean oil. However, on the same amount of land they can produce 635 gallons of palm oil! No, that is not a misprint. You read that correctly, 635 gallons of palm oil compared to just 48 gallons of soybean oil. In terms of land use, you would need to plant 13 acres of soy or 35 acres of corn to produce an equal amount of oil from just one acre of palm.
So, soybean cultivation requires 13 times more land to produce the same amount of oil. Therefore, the oil palm is the world’s most efficient oil-bearing crop in terms of land utilization, efficiency, and productivity. A single hectare of land produces about 10 times more oil than other oil seeds. Globally oil palm produces just as much oil as soy, yet utilizes only one-tenth the land area.
Mia Bella Candles has been on a mission since 2002 to produce the most exceptional gourmet candles and Carmen has done it. We continually hear from our very loyal customer base that these clean burning candles, using palm wax, are the finest natural candles on the market today.
*information provided by Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil