In a world where environmental consciousness is becoming increasingly important, it's essential that we make sustainable choices in all aspects of our lives. One area where we can easily reduce our ecological footprint is in the realm of lighting. Recently, I decided to upgrade my collection of candles to a more sustainable medium and have made the switch to premium soy wax. This simple change has allowed me to align my passion for lighting with my commitment to sustainability.
Soy wax, derived from soybean oil, offers numerous advantages over traditional paraffin wax. Not only is it a renewable resource, but it also burns cleaner and produces less soot and harmful toxins when compared to its petroleum-based counterpart.
However, sustainability goes beyond the wax itself. I believe that every step of the creative process should be carefully considered to ensure a minimal environmental impact. That's why, as a candlemaker, I take the time to assess each aspect of my production process and find ways to make it more sustainable.
It all begins with the sculpting process. Using natural clay as my medium, I meticulously shape each original sculpture by hand. Once the clay sculpture is complete, I allow it to dry thoroughly, ensuring its structural integrity.