Live Green: Honey Water Candles
BERLIN, MD– Today, you can get candles that smell like food or even your hometown. But, what about candles that are good for you and the environment? This week on Live Green, Meteorologist Sloane Haines spoke to Natalie Blanton, the owner of Honey Water Candles.
Each ingredient at Honey Water Candles is carefully chosen as owner Natalie Blanton says using more natural ingredients can make a big difference.
“We use wax that is farmed in the US and phthalate free, natural essential oils, and cotton wick. So in some commercial candles, the wick will be threaded with metals to keep them straight. But, ours are just straight cotton. You know, we use a little bit of local honey as well,” said Natalie Blanton.
Since Honey Water Candles’ contents are phthalate free and clean burning, which means they do not produce toxins or extra soot when burned. Plus, when you purchase a candle from the Berlin Maryland-based company 5 percent of your purchase is donated to environmental conservation efforts on the Eastern Shore.
“I think it’s important now more than ever to make positive contributions to the environment and our goal is donate 5 percent to grassroots organizations that work towards preserving the unique qualities of the Eastern Shore’s ecosystems. This is our home. Let’s take care of it,” stated Blanton.
In addition to their eco-friendly contributions, the owner also says that once you finish a candle, you can bring the jar back to be reused.
“Well I do a jar exchange. If you are local and you have finished your candle, you can return your jar to be and received $2 off. I’ll then take the jar, sanitize it and reuse it,” explained Blanton.
From production to sale, Honey Water Candles’ products are created with the goal of a sustainable Delmarva. And by purchasing one of these candles, not only are you supporting a local business, but you are making a conscientious purchase as a consumer to create a healthier home.
Plus, the owner says you can take care of these sustainable candles and maximize their burn time by performing tasks like letting the wax melt throughout the top layer of the candle or trimming the wick before you burn it. To see what’s available and learn more about Honey Water Candles, please visit the website.
As always, if you know a green business on Delmarva, please send their contact information to Meteorologist Sloane Haines.