Way Out Wax Essential Oil Candles {#GreenMoms Sponsor Spotlight}

by Chrystal Johnson on April 27, 2012

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I am so excited to be finding high-quality, natural candle brands! Another wonderful company I discovered at Expo West is Way Out Wax. I have been searching for candles that are scented only with essential oils (and not an essential oil “blend,” which can mean very little essential oil, and lots of synthetic fragrance oil).

One thing I hadn’t thought about is that candle companies can hide phthalates in the synthetic fragrance oils (to “boost” their candles) since they don’t have to disclose what’s in the fragrance. I knew that about skin care products, but it’s just as scary in candles since you’re actually breathing in the fragrance – yikes!

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been told by candle companies that use synthetic fragrance oils that it just isn’t possible to make good-smelling candles with only essential oils. Way Out Wax has totally proven them wrong!

In addition to only using essential oils to create great smelling candles, they only use non-GMO soy wax, which is also pesticide free. It does make their candles a little more expensive than other soy wax candles, but I’ll pay that difference to keep GMOs and synthetic fragrance out of my house.

Additionally none of their candles contain dyes or harmful additives, and all of their wicks are either pure cotton or hemp. They even offer a line of organic candles.

All of Way Out Wax’s candles are handcrafted in their facility in Morrisville, Vermont. I love that they are passionate about keeping jobs in their community, and that they’re providing a high quality of life for their employees.

Way Out Wax has been in business since 1992, so they’re not a newcomer, but they are new to me! The owners of Way Out Wax are a husband and wife team and, when you speak with them, their passion about what they do shines through so brightly it just makes you smile. I love to see that spark and passion in business owners. It lets you know that they care about their products, so you know you’re getting the best.

I also love that they provide a list of burning tips on their website. I hadn’t seen most of these before, but I’ll be sure to start following them to minimize soot in my house and prolong the life of my candles!

I am burning my lavender candle right now, and the smell is quite soothing and relaxing!

Their room spray also smells very nice. I haven’t used air freshener in years, so I’m happy to have found one that’s safe and natural to use in my home. With 2 little kids running around, there can definitely be some interesting smells in my house some days!

If you’re struggles as much as me to find a natural candle company that only uses essential oils, you have to check out Way Out Wax!

Win a Way Out Wax Gift Basket

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One lucky Happy Mothering reader will win a Gift Basket of products from Way Out Wax during the Green Your Mom Giveaway Hop (a $40 value). The small Hearth & Home gift basket offers an array of aromatherapy favorites for your home, including:

  • Sage Tea Light 4 Pack
  • Orange Tea Light 4 pack
  • Clean Air Neutral Spray
  • Cozy Home Small Travel Tin
  • Sweet Dreams Small Travel Tin
  • Citrus Harmony Mini Travel Tin
  • Eucalyptus Mini Travel Tin
  • Lavender Mini Travel Tin

Be sure to come back between May 1-7 to enter the giveaway, but in the meantime be sure to connect with Way Out Wax Facebook or their blog.

If you want to get a head start on giveaway entries, visit the Way Out Wax website and comment below with something you learned or which product you’d most like to try (you will need to come back during the giveaway and confirm your entry on the Rafflecopter form).


Thank you to Way Out Wax for providing the products mentioned in this post for review. Although I received these products at no charge, all opinions expressed in this post are my own.

About Chrystal Johnson

Chrystal, publisher of Happy Mothering, is a mother of two sweet girls who believes in living a simple, natural lifestyle. A former marketing manager, Chrystal spends her time researching green and eco-friendly alternatives to improve her family's life. She enjoys sharing those discoveries with anyone who's willing to listen.

{ 17 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Holly Petrie April 27, 2012 at 7:09 am

I hope they add melts for warmers to their line!


2 Chrystal April 27, 2012 at 1:32 pm

That would be awesome!


3 Michele P. May 1, 2012 at 9:16 am

my daughter is allergic to mosquito bites, so the hemp citronella bug out candle would be something I want to try this summer!


4 Rebecca Parsons May 1, 2012 at 12:29 pm

I would love to try the clean air. My step-sons room is terrifying lol


5 Brittney Minor
Twitter: brittleby
May 1, 2012 at 4:06 pm

I would like the Jupiter Grove True Organics Candles!


6 Heather Carter May 1, 2012 at 4:59 pm

Good smelling + natural is the way to go. I also love how you mentioned the employment for their community. To me, that is important. I want to buy things that help not BIG BUSINESS the small business people who are working hard to support their local communities.


7 Holly May 1, 2012 at 5:31 pm

I would like to try the Peppermint Aromatherapy Candles, caffeine is no longer enough for me so I need all the help I can get for energy!


8 Sarah Hull May 1, 2012 at 5:48 pm

I think the Sicilian Mandarin True Organics Candle sounds sooo nice and I love that they use essential oils and non-GMO soy wax! I haven’t bought candles in forever because I haven’t found a brand before that I felt was a “green” candle option. So happy to learn about this company!
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9 Kelley
Twitter: kelleynutrition
May 2, 2012 at 1:03 pm

A wonderful relaxing scent and clean! Wow now that is a nice combo, I would love to try the peppermint!
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10 Jan May 3, 2012 at 12:40 pm

I would love to start using candles again! I like everything I hear about Way Out Wax.


11 Kristin May 3, 2012 at 1:11 pm

love it!


12 Kristin May 3, 2012 at 1:12 pm

I really want to try the orange tea light!


13 desiree May 6, 2012 at 4:30 pm

this is for me i hat e to say my kdii do not get me nothing


14 Kelly A. Tanner
Twitter: girlfloyd
May 7, 2012 at 12:51 pm

I had no idea that other candle companies hide phthalates in the synthetic fragrance oils! I love that Way Out Wax are a husband and wife team!


15 JR Pickett (Vicki Vix on r/copter form) May 7, 2012 at 9:00 pm

Great review. Their candles sound like something I’d definitely want to try and the Way Out Wax Gift Basket would make a great gift for someone.


16 angie lilly aka tofu fairy on fb June 17, 2012 at 8:40 pm

I’ve been using their candles for YEARS and love them!!!! Hate that I missed out on the giveaway!
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17 Andrea Butje December 13, 2012 at 10:45 am

I have used these candles for years and love them!
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