Beyond crafting candles that look and smell ah-mazing, we here at Hummingbird are pioneering a sustainable movement. From our materials to our manufacturing practices to our business choices, we make intentional choices to create products that are safe, eco-friendly, and for the good of our global community. Allow us to show you why our candles are more than a trend – they're a conscious lifestyle.
What Makes Hummingbird Candles Sustainable?
Coconut Wax: The Gift that Keeps on Giving
- Renewable Resource: Coconut wax is derived from coconuts, which are a renewable and sustainable resource. This makes it a more environmentally friendly choice compared to paraffin wax, which is derived from non-renewable petroleum.
- Clean Burning: Coconut wax tends to burn more cleanly than some other waxes, producing less soot and pollutants. This can contribute to better indoor air quality and reduce the risk of respiratory irritation.
- Slow Burn: Coconut wax has a relatively low melting point, resulting in a slower burn. This means that candles made from coconut wax may have a longer burn time compared to candles made from other waxes.
- Biodegradable: Coconut wax is biodegradable, meaning it can break down naturally without causing harm to the environment. This is in contrast to some petroleum-based waxes, which can contribute to environmental pollution.
Wooden Wicks: Not Just for the Vibes
Wooden wicks are beloved for their cozy, crackling sound, but every wick we use in a Hummingbird candle is also recycled from FSC-certified wood. FSC stands for Forest Stewardship Council.(learn more)
When a product is labeled as FSC-certified, it indicates that the materials used in its production have been sourced from forests that meet the rigorous environmental and social standards set by the FSC. These standards include considerations for biodiversity, protection of endangered species, indigenous people's rights, and the prohibition of illegal logging.
Vessels: A Beautiful Repurpose
Our candle vessels are multifunctional companions! When the wax is finished, repurpose them into chic planters or elegant pen holders. We have a commitment to a circular, sustainable economy without sacrificing style. Using what you already have is a a small, but impactful way to reduce waste and protect our planet (and your pocketbooks)!
Our Mission: Local Roots, Global Impact
At Hummingbird, we are committed to ethical sourcing for each piece of our product. Sourcing from regional companies that are committed to sustainable practices reduces our carbon footprint and yours! Any chance we get, we are choosing to support other womxn-owned businesses in our product development and extending that support to our own employees by offering a liveable wage and flexible working environment.
In recent years, there has been a growing awareness of the impact our choices have on the environment. From reducing single-use plastics to embracing renewable energy sources, individuals and industries alike are making conscious efforts to tread more lightly on the planet. We are all becoming more conscious about what we consume, what we discard, and how we are impacting the planet and the people on it. There is a growing momentum in candle-making to develop sustainable practices and Hummingbird is helping lead the way to a more equitable and brighter future.
It's Not Just A Candle, It's A Mission
With so much out of control in the world today, it is important to find small ways we can make a difference. Purchasing a Hummingbird Candle is a small step toward creating a better, more sustainable world that works for everyone. Always remember: even the smallest steps can eventually get us where we are going.
We hope you stick with us on our journey here at Hummingbird as we continue to make conscious choices and develop quality products we are proud to put in your homes!
Tianna + Alex