Who are we?
Hello we’re Megan and Abhay. We first learned the craft of candle making from a good friend, and if it was not for him there would be no Ahimsa Soy Candles today. For the past few years we have been developing the craft before launching our brand of candles to the public. This we feel we have achieved, and coupled with my partner, Megan, and her deep love for herbal medicine, and natural aesthetics, she became inspired to include unique herbal additions to enhance the beauty of each candle.
Our goal is to provide an ethical product with an ethical outcome. That’s why we try our very best to source everything ethically, from packaging, containers, tape, wicks, and even the labels we use on our product. It’s very important to us to offer a candle that is safe and non toxic.
Why soy wax?
Soy wax is biodegradable and free from toxins and carcinogens. Soy burns cooler than paraffin wax which means a candle made from soy will generally last longer, and it will not produce harmful petrol-
carbon soot otherwise found in petroleum-based candles. Also scented, soy wax releases the fragrance in a more natural, clean way.
The meaning of Ahimsa
‘Ahimsa’ is a fundamental principle of eastern philosophy. It translates from Sanskrit to mean non-violence. We chose the word ‘ahimsa’ to name our candles because we believe that in our endeavours it is important to cause as little harm to others as possible. With this sincere intention at heart we make our candles with 100% natural & biodegradable soy wax, cotton wicks, premium fragrance oils which are free from parabens. Nothing in our candles is tested on animals, nor do they include animal products, or derivatives, which makes them Vegan.