These candles are handmade from the pods of Brazil Nut trees in the Amazon Rain Forest of Peru. The wicks are lead-free. The wax is a mix of palm oil and paraffin, with lots of colors and fragrances from which to choose. The Brazil Nuts are removed from the pod, and sold in the local Peruvian market. The harvesters then transform a "waste" item, the pod, into a fine rain forest gift for you. Each candle is approximately 3.5 - 4 inches in diameter.
You'll love the texture of the Brazil Nut pod, and these fantastic fragrances. Plus, you'll know that you helped reuse a renewable resource from the Rain forest and provide much needed income to the Peruvian people. By supporting renewable resources and local peoples, your candle purchase is helping to protect the rain forest for future generations.
*We'd like to welcome readers of Latina Magazine who saw these Brazil Nut Candles highlighted in the November issue, in the article entitled Earth-friendly stuff: Everything you need to be eco-chic.
We hope you'll join the thousands of others who have helped the Peruvian people earn a living through their imaginative reuse of brazil nut husks.