At XO & Co. we only use premium Eco Soy wax for our candles, wax melts and tealights.
All EcoSoy soy waxes:
•Are 100% vegetable, made with Pure Soybean oil
•Are all NATURAL and biodegradable.
•Are manufactured meeting FDA standards.
•Are Kosher Certified.
•Are NOT tested on animals.
•Contain NO animal products.
•Contain NO palm wax.
•Contain NO petroleum, paraffin or beeswax products.
•Contain NO pesticides and NO herbicides.
•Contain NO toxic materials.
•Contain NO Genetically Modified Materials.
— Coconuts are considered a sustainable crop (high yield and crop renewal per acre).
— Coconut oil is obtained via a natural process.
— Coconut wax burns slowly and cleanly, and throws scent extremely well.
— Coconut wax has been overlooked by the candle industry because it is more expensive per pound. We don’t care: it's well worth it!
— Our coconut oil supply currently come from the Philippines. ¼ of the Filipino population work in various coconut-based enterprises in the country: it’s an industry with an intense amount of government scrutiny about its practices (http://pca.da.gov.ph/).
— As with other cash crops like bananas and coffee, there are concerns about the wages farmers are paid. We are looking to have our coconuts fair-trade certified.
— The deforestation practices linked with palm oil production are not associated with the coconut industry, but we’re monitoring this situation and looking to develop a direct relationship with a coconut plantation in the near future. (credit www.keapbk.com)
So you can be comfortable knowing that your XO & Co. products are safe for the whole family.