Handmade & Sustainable
We understand that honeybees are a vital catalyst to human life and the vibrant home we know as Earth. Alone, honeybees are responsible for pollinating over 1/3 of our food supply. Our relationship to bees is one of simplicity, sustainability, and giving, similar to our mission at Urban Buzz. That's why we were extra-patient when searching for the right beeswax supplier for our candles back in 2014. Located in Ashland, Ohio, we found the perfect source - where over 200 acres of land is dedicated to our pollinator friends - a space that was thoughtfully designed for bees and wildlife to naturally forage freely. Boasting alfalfa, white and yellow clover, basswood trees, locust trees, as well as plenty of fresh water such as natural springs, creeks, and a lake - it was instantly quite obvious that this close-to-home apiary aligned with our values and would be a reliable partner in our candle venture. All of our beeswax is sweetly constructed, produced, and secreted by our bee friends, then lovingly harvested, filtered, and shipped to us by our human friends, Glenn & Becky. We're grateful to have a partner like them who provides us with a high quality product that we can then share with you!
Our candle wicks are a flat cotton wick braided with thin paper threads that gives the wick a rigid structure without the need for a core. Our wicks are always lead and zinc free. We conduct many test burns to ensure the proper wick is being used.
Our scented blends are always vegan, non-toxic, and phthalate free. After trying many commercial candles from popular stores over the years, we noticed most of them were strongly scented and gave us headaches. As mentioned in our story, one of the reasons we started Urban Buzz was to offer lightly scented, clean-burning candles that purify the air rather than pollute it.
Seed Paper Labels:
Plantable seed paper is a biodegradable eco-paper that is made with post-consumer materials (no trees harmed for this paper!) and embedded with seeds. When the paper is planted in a pot of soil, the seeds grow and the paper composts away. All that is left behind is flowers. For more information, visit our Seed Paper Label page.