Each candle is made from 100% soy beans and hand poured in Guilford, CT. Many people ask, why a soy candle versus a petroleum/paraffin based, “normal” candle? I began this incredible candle journey with soy mainly because I am an avid candle "user" and I wanted to decrease the negative health risks and unnecessary chemicals that those “regular” candles were posing to my family and I. Soy wax is renewable and biodegradable, better yet, the soy beans are grown here in the USA which means I (we) are supporting our own farmers! Each container that I use for my candles is either tin or glass which are both recyclable, so either clean them out and re-use them for something creative (Pinterest here we come) or place them in your recycling bin!