For some years now we have been developing our mission green principle. That step by step we look at what we are doing and take action to make our products as sustainable as possible. Even though we would like to be perfect tomorrow, we can’t be completely green so quickly. We want to ensure the Bolsius safety & quality remain on a consistently high level (or even increase it) whilst remaining affordable for everyone.
On this page we explain what’s involved in creating Bolsius sustainable products. It’s not easy making the perfect candle or reed diffuser and therefore we are taking a step by step approach, grounded in sustainable principles.
An irresistible experience
Over 150 years ago Bolsius started as a small family business with only a few employees. Their goal was to make the very best candles. We continue to strive to do this and Bolsius is still a family business. Applying our 150 years of knowledge and craftsmanship, we continuously test and develop the best recipes and using the best raw materials to guarantee our quality. This means our candles don’t soot and there’s minimal to no smoke when our candles are burnt. The cotton wick is braided in such a way the candle burns with a stable flame. And all of our fragrances are developed in cooperation with fragrance specialists for an irresistible experience in your home.
Vegan and local
Many candles contain stearin. This is a fat derived from animals or plants. Plant-based stearin melts faster than animal derived stearin, so we used our experience to blend and develop a formula based on local European plant-based ingredients such as rapeseed, olive and sunflower oil and we always recycled old wax. This way we searched for the most sustainable solution. And do you know what the best part is? The plant-based wax created a higher density in the candles so our candles burn even longer! By working with plant-based wax from Europe, we need less overseas materials which decreases our emissions. We call this a win-win situation!
A green mission
As a market leader in Europe we feel a responsibility to offer our consumers a more sustainable alternative. For instance, our fragrances contain natural extracts and we use as less plastic as possible. Of course sustainability does not stop at developing a sustainable product. We also strive to use the minimum amount of packaging materials as possible ánd – when we need it – as much as possible recycled glass. We invest in sustainable transport, have our own water purification systems, are circular with energy and we recycle our wax.
People and planet are the most precious things we've got. That's why we choose not to use palm oil, and all of our wax comes from Europe.
We value everything that's living. Therefore, we say goodbye to animal fat, hello to plant based wax. We use either rapeseed, olive or sunflower oil.
There is way too much plastic on Earth. That's why we avoid plastic as much as possible. Besides that all of the glass we use is 100% recyclable. Cheers to that!
Mother Nature knows best. For that reason, we try to minimize artificial scents and use natural sources for our fragrances.
To empower our green mission, we give 1% of the sales of our Summer Nights and True Citronella products back to nature. By donating to 1% for the planet, the money will be invested in various environmental projects.
Would you like to know more? Take a look at: www.onepercentfortheplanet.org