Ingredients & Quality


Our Commitment to Quality Ingredients

At Sawdust & Embers, we hold a steadfast commitment to crafting candles that embrace the beauty of nature. We believe in harnessing the power of natural products and essential oils to create a fragrant experience that not only delights the senses but also aligns with our earth-friendly ethos. However, it's important to dive deeper into the narrative behind this mission, to understand the nuances of our approach.

While our aspiration is to produce candles that are 100% naturally sourced and eco-friendly, we acknowledge that the world of candle making often ventures into a realm where the use of synthetic ingredients becomes necessary. We strive for transparency, aiming to clarify our stance on why, in some instances, we might deviate from using exclusively natural elements.

Rest assured, we make an unwavering promise: Sawdust & Embers will never incorporate parabens or any undesirable preservatives into our creations. Our choices to include what might be deemed "unnatural" ingredients are underpinned by the sole purpose of ensuring safe and superior burn quality.

Here, we highlight some of the exceptions to our commitment to using solely natural products:

  1. Precious Essential Oils: Certain essential oils, such as sandalwood, rosewood, and ambergris, come at a significant environmental cost due to their challenging and unsustainable harvesting practices. In such cases, we opt for alternative natural and man-made ingredients that are more eco-conscious.

  2. Synthetic Aromas: In some instances, synthetic aromas prove indispensable. Aldehydes, for instance, enable us to replicate fragrances like blueberries or cotton candy, which cannot be achieved through natural means. Calone allows us to infuse our candles with the refreshing scent of the ocean, while Ion-ones create remarkably lifelike violet and iris aromas.

  3. Aroma-Chemicals: Some aroma-chemicals serve as synthetic counterparts to essential oils. Take, for example, isoeugenol, which replaces eugenol found in essential oils like clove and cinnamon.

Our commitment to transparency extends not only to our candles but also to the broader candle-making industry. We believe in educating our customers about the choices we make, fostering an understanding that we are dedicated to delivering the finest-quality candles crafted from NATURAL INGREDIENTS. We take pride in our endeavors, confident that our products stand as exemplars of quality and eco-consciousness in comparison to others in the market.