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    • Candles | Alibals | Scotland

      ALIBALS 0 Due to the newest restrictions, I will only be going to the post office twice a week. If you wish to collect your purchase, please wear a mask and stand back from my front door. I will pop your goodies on the wall beside you and step back for you to pick them up :) ESTB Bronze Aged Statue Candles alibals 2018 Check out my new candles & collections! > Mystical Cat Candles VEGAN FEMINIST ENVIRONMENTALIST ​ Shop Now VEGAN CANDLES MELTS ROOM SPRAYS SKULLS & SOAPS ​ Have you got something to say? Why not write it on a candle? Have a peek! choose from one of the statement candles or have your own custom made New GIFT BOXES Buy Now WAX MELTS CANDLES SOAP WAX ORNAMENTS ROOM SPRAYS ABOUT ALIBALS Hey! I'm Alex and I'm the owner of Alibals (pronounced Ah-lee-bahls). I created this business with the intent of producing luxury natural candles which don't sacrifice our health or our environment and I have now expanded into natural soap, wax melts and essential oil room sprays. I use recycled paper labels on my products to save the trees and I reuse my tins when they are returned to me. I originally started with sustainable soy wax in my vegan candles but I'm in the process of switching over to a rapeseed and coconut blend of wax which is kinder to the earth. I go plastic-free when I can and I reuse old plastic packaging when I deliver my eco-friendly candles. I'm passionate about natural health and I care deeply for animals, so all my products are vegan too. ALIBALS USES RECYCLED PAPER LABELS TO SAVE TREES FOR SPECIAL REQUESTS & ORDERS Send Thanks for submitting!

    • Candle Collections | Alibals' Site

      Candle Collections All Candles Torso Collection Citrus Collection Floral Collection Fruity Collection Third Eye Cat Collection Pillar Candles Delicate Collection ​ Food & Drink Collection Intense Collection Scented Tin Candle Collection Charitable Candles Festive Collection Fresh Collection Wood/Earth Collection

    • Alibals' Ethos | Alibals' Site

      ALIBALS' ETHOS The environment always comes first at Alibals. This is why every aspect of the business tries to reflect this as much as possible, from the wax used to the way the products are packaged. Read on to learn more. The wax used Originally, soy wax was used for all the candles. This is because regular candle wax (paraffin wax) derives from crude oil and the extraction of this liquid fossil fuel can be incredibly damaging to the environment. Soy is said to have a cleaner burn and it's much easier to tidy up if you have a spillage! It is also said soy wax is non-carcinogenic and non-toxic compared to regular paraffin wax but this is up for debate as it doesn't seem to be scientifically proven yet. However, soy is over-farmed at the moment and around 90% of soy beans grown are used with a damaging and potentially cancer-causing weed killer named Roundup, which contains Glyphosate. As to not contribute to this industry, Alibals started looking for an alternative wax, which is where the rapeseed & coconut blend comes into play. This wax is blended in Europe (compared with soy which is manufactured in America) and consists of only rapeseed and coconut and nothing else. This makes it completely free of paraffin, soy, beeswax, palm and synthetic additives. The natural qualities of this wax mean that sometimes the surface can appear 'frosted' or a bit lumpy. This does not affect the scent throw of the candle or the performance of the flame, but it does mean you have opted for a more eco-friendly candle. zero waste, plastic & packaging From time to time, there will be excess wax which can't be used for our candles anymore. This could be because a batch of wax was accidentally burned or perhaps it's just a wax which has been tried and tested in the past which just didn't work out. Instead of throwing the wax out, Alibals decided to create wax skull ornaments. This means that sometimes the skulls will be scented or coloured because of all the different bits of wax used. Because Alibals like to reduce, reuse and recycle, second-hand packaging and cardboard boxes will quite often be used to send off the products. Alibals invites you to reuse any second-hand plastic packaging in your own parcels or, if you don't have anything to send off, make eco-bricks! Find out more about what they are and how to make them here. If you find that there is plastic in any of it, please note that this has just been reused from a previous parcel. Plastic wrapping will never be purchased and Alibals tries to avoid using it at all costs - even the sticky tape is made from recycled paper! A fantastic website to check out with info on how to live as plastic free as possible is www.practicallyplasticfree.com Why use fragrance over essential oils for candles? Originally, the idea of having a fully natural range was most appealing. However, upon learning of how much impact using just essential oils has on the environment, it was decided that going for a mostly synthetic range was the way forward. This is because of how much more land, water and time it takes to manufacture just a tiny drop of essential oil over fragrance (where scientists can produce nature-identical oils without it costing the earth), not to mention the pesticides or herbicides used if the essential oils aren't organic. There is also a risk with pets as burning essential oils can be harmful for them, especially tea tree. That said, Alibals does wish to offer a fully natural option so soon, there will be one candle released with a lavender scent which is made from aromatherapy oils. Alibals always recommends to check which oils are safe to burn around pets. However, essential oils are used in Alibals' soaps as it was thought best to go natural with something that is cleaning the body. Reusing your tin Tins are welcomed back if you don't wish to reuse them. However, there are lots of way that you can! You can put tealights in them or drill holes in the bottom and use them as little plant pots. Alibals invites you to get creative! If that isn't your jam, then please either recycle it or return it :)

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