Why Say No to Palm Oil Candles?

Brown and Yellow Coffee Cup Candles by Johnston CandlesYou’ve probably heard that palm oil candles are sustainable and responsibly sourced — and some of them might be.

But there’s a darker side to the palm oil industry that we don’t want to be part of. You’ll never find a palm oil candle or a palm oil product in our inventory because the quest for palm oil ravages the environment, displaces animals (and in some cases, promotes animal cruelty) and is absolutely unsustainable. We won’t have anything to do with that mess, no matter how trendy, popular or lucrative it might be.

We don’t make palm oil candles.

At Johnston Candles, we won’t make palm oil candles. Instead, we choose genuinely sustainable waxes that are responsibly sourced. We use US-grown soy waxes, earth-friendly coloring and essential oil fragrances whenever possible (unfortunately, there’s no essential oil for toasted marshmallows).

We care about the environment, and we care about our customers. You won’t find palm oil candles here, and we encourage you to stop using palm oil because of its devastating effects on centuries-old rainforests, innocent animals and the entire earth’s ecosystem.