This week in Kingston, NY, we have begun producing all our candles with this new wax. 🎉 With this in mind, I wanted to share some more details about this momentous event, and to offer you a further window into our inner-operations.
Since starting Keap we have constantly looked for a better alternative to the waxes that already existed in the candle market in terms. While waxes like coconut and palm burn safely, we struggled to find any waxes with transparency and care in how they were produced. A trip to the world’s largest natural foods expo in 2019 led us to Natural Habitats — a long-time partner of Dr. Bronner’s and a producer of fair trade organic palm products, deeply committed to regenerative farming practices and reframing how we think about palm oil’s potential. A multi-year journey to create a high-quality blend of their palm wax for our candles has led us to today.