from start to finish...
From supporting sustainable palm plantations to producing paraffin-free candles, we have taken care to ensure every candle you buy and burn supports and protects our planet. You can decorate, commemorate and celebrate in good conscience knowing that GoodLight’s clean-burning candles support the health of this planet and her people, from start to finish.
We support the sustainable palm movement by paying a premium to RSPO-certified farmers for their sustainable harvests.
All our candles are paraffin-free and made with 100% non-GMO plant-based palm wax.
Our scented candles are made with blends of pure essential and botanical oils, extracted from plants by coldpressing, steam and/or vacuum distillation.
Our candles are all plant-based and contain no phthalates, synthetic fragrances, or chemicals.
We are plastic-free. We use recycled & recyclable paper for our packaging, recyclable aluminum tea light cups, as well as plant-based inks & films on our packaging. Our wax is compostable, too!
We only use pure cotton wicks containing no lead filaments (or any other filaments, for that matter).
...we spread good light
candle with a cause
In 2010, there were very few natural candle companies in the mainstream market, and even fewer resources to understand what was in the paraffin candles we chose to dine by, celebrate alongside, and set the ambiance with. We saw an opportunity to play our part in supporting the health and wellbeing of an entire system, from our planet to our people, in a single, everyday, timeless product: the candle.
We wanted the concept “candle with a cause” to encompass more than our candle wax, beginning with preserving our rainforests and their fragile ecosystems.
eco-conscious candles for a better planet
With our inception came membership within the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil, an organization that helped pioneer the sustainable palm movement. Through our membership and involvement with the RSPO, we have teamed up with the not-for-profit organization Wild Asia, a social enterprise working to promote sustainable palm oil production among smallholder farmers. We pay them a premium for their sustainable harvests, improving their livelihoods and incentivizing the shift towards sustainability.RESPONSIBLE PALM
roundtable on sustainable palm oil
Forty percent of the world's palm oil is grown by small landowners who depend on their annual crop for their livelihood. Supporting responsible growers is an important step towards making sustainable palm oil the industry standard.
By supporting RSPO, we support advances in the production, procurement and use of sustainable palm oil products alongside developing global standards for the entire supply chain of sustainable palm oil.
orangutan land trust
Orangutan Land Trust focuses on supporting the preservation, restoration and protection of forests in the areas where orangutans naturally exist or have existed in the past. The main aim is to ensure that there are safe forest areas set aside for orangutans and other species which accompany them within their habitat to form a healthy ecosystem.
Together, we encourage policymakers to develop, implement and uphold strong policies and existing laws that contribute to orangutan conservation in addition to developing responsible partnerships to deliver tangible outcomes on the ground.
In the past 10 years, GoodLight has offset over 900 metric tons in carbon emissions.
Not only have we neutralized our entire carbon footprint from our offices, GoodLight-related travels and shipping involved in getting our candles across the ocean to you, we will continue to deliver responsibly-sourced, clean-burning candles, thanks to our partnership with and education through Carbonfund.org.
1% for the planet
Currently, only 3% of total philanthropy within the United States goes to environmental causes. 1% for the Planet has facilitated over $250 million in contributions to tackle the most pressing environmental issues within its six core issue areas: climate, food, land, pollution, water and wildlife.
GoodLight is proud to be a contributing member of 1% For The Planet, helping accomplish powerful work in tackling the range of critical environmental challenges facing our planet across 60 countries worldwide.