Our mission it to provide truly affordable, clean-burning candles, and to contribute to positive change in the world while we're at it. With every GoodLight candle you buy, you are supporting the work of these non-profit partners below and helping protect the planet we call home. All of our candles are paraffin-free and made with 100% non-GMO plant-based palm wax. We only use pure cotton wicks containing no lead filaments (or any other filaments, for that matter). Our scented candles are scented with blends of pure essential and botanical oils, extracted from plants by cold-pressing, steam and/or vacuum distillation. They are 100% plant-based and contain no phthalates, synthetic fragrances, or chemicals. Our retail packaging is printed on recycled & recyclable paper with veggie-based inks. You can recycle the aluminum tea light cups. The plastic film covering the die cut window of the scented tea lights is plant-based, not petroleum-based. If you live in an area where municipal composting is an offered service, you can compost any leftover wax (just make sure to remove the wick clip if there is one).