No palms, no bees, no virgins, no fossils, no stone unturned
First, we stopped using palm oil in our candle wax blend because even though palm is the most land-efficient oil crop on earth and we used RSPO-certified palm oil (Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil), we grew increasingly uncomfortable about the deforestation being reported in Indonesia and Malaysia, the source of our wax. We also belatedly discovered there are four grades of RSPO certification, yet only two that guarantee 100% responsibly-sourced palm oil. Due to our own previous lack of knowledge, we hadn’t always been buying the right two. If that wasn’t reason enough, the immense distance from the equator to Denmark, combined with the obvious lack of palm trees growing here in Scandinavia also seemed to be telling us something.