About Our Products

Our Principles 

Be Better
We truly believe that products which are less harmful to ourselves, our customers and our environment are better and more enjoyable to make and use. We strive to be better.
    We are proud that all of our products are free from animal products, cruelty-free and vegan-friendly.
      We are proud of our low-waste production policy. We make our products in small batches by hand and we don't mass produce. Working in this way helps us to reduce our environmental impact and reduce waste.
        We are proud of our organisational low-plastic policy and we’re working hard to find ways to become a no-plastic company. Wherever possible, all of our stationery and packaging is made from recycled, reused and recyclable materials. 

          What we don’t do

          We don’t use animal products or animal by-products, such as natural animal musk, beeswax or honey. In the same way as many other luxury perfumers, we obtain these accords by using synthetic fragrances. 

          We don't use any colourings, dyes, glitter or mica in our products. In fact, we think less is more; we don’t use anything in our products or packaging that we don’t think needs to be there. 

          We do not use any GM soy, coconut or vegetable products, nor do we use any soy or vegetable waxes which may contain pesticides or other agricultural chemicals. 

            Inside our Candles

            Our candles are made with a fine-quality natural wax blend used by luxury houses across Europe. Our wax is vegan-friendly, non-toxic, clean burning and has exemplary scent-holding and throwing qualities.

            Our candle wax is:

            • free from GM crops and intensively farmed crops such as, coconut, rapeseed, palm and soy:
            • free from herbicides and pesticides and
            • free from animal products, like honey or beeswax.
            • free from dyes, glitter and synthetic additives. 

            We use high-quality, lead-free cotton wicks. With proper care, our cotton wicks burn even and clear. Cotton wicks are a traditional choice of wick material and we believe they are the most sustainable suitable wick material. We do not use wooden wicks. 

            The fragrance ingredients we use are the same ingredients used by many other luxury perfume houses and can be found in any high-quality candle. Our ingredients are all carefully sourced and labelled and free from any severe hazards to health, making them safer to enjoy in your home.

            Outside our Candles

            All of our candles are packaged in recyclable glass containers. Our 180g jars have plastic lids which are widely recyclable. We use non-coated paper labels which are biodegradable. 

            Our candle safety cards are printed on recycled paper and are 100% recyclable. 

            We don't want to charge you extra for making and transporting excess packaging that you don't want and ultimately, will throw away, creating waste. So, instead of single cardboard boxes, we carefully wrap each of our candles in recycled and recyclable branded un-dyed tissue paper. 

            Our delivery packing material and packaging is a mixture of recycled paper, tissue paper and cardboard and is 100% recyclable. We do not purchase for use any polyester ribbon or single-use plastic packing material such as polystyrene or bubble wrap.

            From time-to time we use recycled bubble wrap and plastic packing. These materials are often received by us from our suppliers and rather than send this material to land-fill we reuse or recycle it where we can.

            Unfortunately, we haven’t yet found a readily available, suitable (rain-proof) recyclable or biodegradable packing tape. 

            Please get in touch to share any recommendations or feedback, you can send us an email to hello@eldersandcompany.com - we love hearing from you. 

            If you would like to speak to one of our experts or if you have any queries or questions regarding our products, please email concierge@eldersandcompany.com