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Vegan and eco-friendly soy wax candles from Hokkaido

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By cinnamonellie, grape Japan

The time we spend in our homes has increased since the pandemic, so probably many people find themselves seeking calmness, coziness, and a relaxing ambient these days.

Sometimes it is necessary to slow down a little and indulge in taking care of ourselves.

After a stressful day, I always like to take a hot bath, do my skincare, make myself some tea and cookies, get comfortable, light up a candle, and start reading a good book.

Candles are a great way to create that calm and relaxing mood inside your home; they soothe your soul with their flickering light and fill the rooms with their pleasant scents.

Recently, in my search for new fragrances, I discovered North Candles (ノースキャンドル / Nosu Kyandoru) and their eco-friendly, soy wax, beautifully ornated candles.

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North Candles is run by an international couple from Canada and Hokkaido. All their candles are vegan and use seasonal dried flowers as ornaments. The couple are in the Tokachi area of the Hokkaido Prefecture and ship the handmade 100% soy candles all around Japan using plastic-free packages.

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They have recently released their Sakura Candles, and they are occasionally making discounts for their seasonal flowers’ wax candles.

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My favorite types are the Mimosa ones and the wreath candles, but they also sell Pillar Candles, Jar Candles, and Aroma Wax Sachets beautifully decorated with dried flowers.

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You can find out more information and purchase the candles from the North Candles Official Website.

※ They also accept Paypal.

Related Links

North Candles Official Website

North Candles Official Instagram

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Vegan?

Are people going to eat these?

You gave a fundamentally wrong understanding of what ‘vegan’ means.

I’ll give you a dumbed down version. Vegetarians don’t eat animal products, vegans don’t use animal products.

There’s one more kind of diversity for you to celebrate and embrace. May it bring you great joy.

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Best candles are made from beeswax. Normal wax is made from paraffin.

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Don’t understand why plastic in your smartphone is ok to come from a dead animal but wax in a candle isn’t.

I don’t doubt that.

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But vegans use oil and plastic and those come from dead animals.

All hydrocarbons come from dead animals.

Do you know any humans that harmed a dinosaur?

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Therefore, if an animal dies naturally, there's no problem in using it's body for food or candlewax right.

There’s a lot more to it than that, but I wouldn’t like to confuse you further. You’ve grasped the basics.

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