Sustainability

To make sure that our candles are kind to the environment, they have been created using a GMO-free coconut and rapeseed wax. Traditionally, candles have been made from paraffin wax which is derived from petroleum, coal or oil shale and therefore it is not particularly eco-friendly.

SLAB LAB scented candles

For our wax, the rapeseed is sourced from Europe, whilst most of the coconut used in the wax comes from small holder farmers in the Philippines or Indonesia. There is no forest removal in order to plant new coconut trees. The supplier of the coconut wax is pioneering a programme to train farmers on sustainable coconut agricultural practices. The wax is free from paraffin, palm and beeswax. 

The fragrances in our candles are exclusive to SLAB LAB. They are made using a blend of essential oils and synthetic fragrances. Every fragrance we have for sale is paraben, phthalate and paraffin free.
The candles are packaged in SLAB LAB boxes that have been printed using a base made of soy or vegetable oil, instead of petroleum. The boxes are made from paper pulp that’s sourced from responsibly managed forests and mills. The packaging is biodegradable and compostable.
Your candle will arrive surrounded by void fill. The void fill that we use is made from GM free starch and is 100% biodegradable. To get rid of it, you can run it under the tap and it will completely disappear! 
SLAB LAB candles are vegan friendly and cruelty free at every stage of creation. This means that from the stickers to the wax, no animals have been hurt in the process of making this product. 
Explore the collection now or if there is anyway you think we could improve and deepen our dedication to sustainability, please do get in touch at hello@slablab.co.uk