These candles are made from the pods of the Brazil Nut tree, one of the tallest trees in the Amazon Rain Forest. Once the Brazil nuts have been harvested from the pod and sold in the local Peruvian market, the artisans transform a "waste" item, the pod, into a fine rain forest gift for you. The pods are filled with a combination of clean-burning paraffin wax, palm oil and fragrance to make these exotic-scented candles.
We are at a time in the history of this world where global warming is destroying the planet, and the need to preserve the rainforest is of extreme importance. The Brazil Nut tree only produces fruit in undisturbed forests. These candles are part of an initiative to protect more than 200,000 hectares of the Amazon Rainforest, and in addition provides support to more than 400 Amazon nut gatherers and their familes.
Available in a variety of colors and fragrances, these earth-friendly candles make use of the rain forest's renewable resources and create jobs for Peruvian artisans.
- Measures 2-1/4" to 2-3/4" high with a 4" to 4 1/2" diameter
- Lead-free wicks
- Exotic Scented collection includes:
Cinnamon, Coconut, Eucalyptus, Lavender,
Red Wine, Sandalwood and Vanilla
Handmade in Peru and Fair Trade imported.