Why We Don't Pour Soy!
At Santa Barbara Coastal Candles, we offer clean-burning, healthy, luxurious, hand-poured alternatives to non-sustainable, inexpensive candles derived from a GMO or petroleum product.
The biggest players in the soy industry are Cargill and Monsanto; research substantiates the negative impacts that these companies have had on the environment worldwide; including the destruction of the tropical savannah Cerrado in Brazil, 96,000 square miles of land destroyed for soybeans (and this is after their large destruction of the Amazon Forest). As of 2020, Brazil has surpassed the US in soybean production!
According to the FDA, in 2020, 94% of all soybean production in the US was GMO; these soybeans are sprayed with heavy pesticides and herbicides. The conversion of soybeans (whether organic or GMO) to a wax requires the use of Hexane, which is a petroleum product; (known to cause reproductive issues in males) this process is not organic, therefore; organic soy wax does not exist.
We provide high-quality waxes from long-standing, family-owned, ethically sourced bee-keepers and other non-GMO, environmentally conscientious and sustainable producers.
Santa Barbara Coastal Candles continuously strives to protect people, animals, and the planet by hand-selecting and pouring the most honorably-sourced and safest ingredients.
Angie (Santa Barbara)
"Santa Barbara Coastal Candles make such gorgeous, high quality candles and are so quintessentially Santa Barbaran, especially with the sea glass. Each candle is unique and beautifully made; you can tell that a lot of heart went into crafting each one and they don’t disappoint. They last forever (don’t be fooled by their size), and burn clean as well. Their scents are also incredible: Garden by the Sea and Channel Island Mist are refreshing and divine, and I can’t live without Eucalyptus Lane!"
Lazy Days and Sundays (Fullerton, CA)
"The scents on these candles are not to be believed! Check out this family owned candle business".
Carole (Kansas City, KS)
"Hello, my name is Carole in Kansas City, KS. If you are wanting candles with such a unique blend of color and fragrance, then you'll fall in love with these Santa Barbara Coastal Candles. I've enjoyed many, and although difficult to choose, a couple of my very favorites are, Summerland Citrus, and Botanic Garden. So, treat yourself, they are truly amazing works of art".