Flora + Moon's Sustainability Promise
Sustainability and eco consciousness is the foundation on which Flora + Moon has been built. In a world that runs primarily on web purchases that rely on shipping products to consumers, it's tough not to notice the toll that packing material and single-use packaging is taking on our planet. It's why I've made it my highest priority to source materials from the most sustainably-conscious and earth-minded suppliers to make and ship your candles.
Eco Practices in sourcing supplies
Soy wax made in the USA: Soy is the most sustainable candle wax around due to its super quick crop regeneration. It's also biodegradable and free from any harmful toxins.
Glass candle jars: All glass candle jars can be recycled again or reused in your home.
Eco Practices in shipping your candles
Boxes: Shipping boxes are sourced either from the USPS or reused from shipments I received myself. The USPS makes their boxes with previously recycled materials.
Packing Peanuts: In order to keep your candles safe during the shipping process, they need to be provided with the best possible cushioning. The packing peanuts you'll find in your shipments are made from organic starches and are water-soluble and biodegradable. This means you can run them under water and they'll dissolve right before your eyes!
Currugate Bubble: Corrugated Bubble is comprised of 100% recycled cardboard made entirely from post-consumer and post-industrial waste. It is also completely recyclable & naturally biodegradable.
Tissue Paper: The tissue wrapped around your candle is made from 100% recycled materials & is recyclable and biodegradable.
Pure Essential oils vs. Fragrance Oils
The candles are crafted with oils that are made from a blend of essential oils and fragrance oils, rather than using pure essential oils.
I emphasize being as natural as possible, which means eliminating all known harmful synthetics and replacing them with naturally derived alternatives.
I use 100% phthalate-free, skin-safe natural fragrance oils infused with essential oils that adhere to RIFM and IFRA standards as well as those on California’s Prop 65 list for safety and purity.
My fragrance is Leaping Bunny compliant, cruelty-free, and no animal testing has been used.
My standards are rigorous, and they exclude many materials that are ubiquitous in other fragrance oils.
There are five main “hazard groups” that I simply don't allow.
✖ Carcinogens - These are materials known or thought to cause cancer.
✖ Mutagens - Materials that change the DNA of a cell, harming the cell and causing diseases like cancer.
✖ Reproductive toxins - Toxins that adversely affect reproductive organs and increase the risk of birth defects.
✖ Organ toxins - These are toxins that can cause adverse effects or disease within specific bodily organs.
✖ Acute toxins - Toxins that can cause adverse effects from a single exposure. Generally, this would be accidental exposure like spillage or ingestion.