We value the Earth's resources and strive to minimize our environmental footprint.
The Environmental Impact of our Products
Our beeswax is sourced from sustainable Canadian apiaries that are solar-powered and use their byproducts for fuel. During the honey harvesting process, apiaries remove the beeswax from the hives to collect honey. The wax is separated from the honey, cleaned, heated and filtered with a 2 stage filtering process to remove impurities and maintain its quality and purity.
At the Wicked Bee, our candle-making process only uses natural cotton wicks. No chemicals, additives, lead or zinc cores are ever used.
Zero Waste Packaging
We strive to use environmentally packaging materials such as cardboard, paper fill and corrugated wrap.
Due to the fragile nature of our product, we sometimes use foam sheets as layers to protect taper candles or to prevent the candle from sliding.
Aside from the small plastic windows in the tealight and votive packaging, we are essentially a zero-waste product!
Our Packaging Process
We begin by labelling any products that require labels. Please note that our pillar candle labels are fully recyclable.
Next, the candle is rolled in kraft tissue to protect its surface from scratches or bumps.
The tissue-rolled candle is then rolled in corrugated cardboard for shock resistance during shipping.
The ends of the corrugated tube are folded in to protect all sides of the candle. This protective layer keeps everything packed tightly and safe from any damages during shipping.
We finish packing all the individual candles before packing them into a shipping box.
All the wrapped candles are tightly packed into a corrugated box and any empty gaps are filled with packing paper.
It's ready to ship!