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Our Birch Story

Safe, Clean & Sustainable

Birch trees grow in many areas of the northern hemisphere. They vary widely with different types of leaves and bark coloration. In autumn, leaves begin turning brilliant hues of yellow and orange. Shortly thereafter, birch trees begin to rapidly shed their bark as a new layer grows. The bark is shed naturally as the tree grows into a new skin to rid itself of fungus and pests.

As this natural process occurs, we sustainably harvest the bark that has shed to create our birch candles. Our one-of-a-kind natural birch bark candles are superior in quality. For over 30 years, we have been producing natural birch bark that not only burns clean but is safe to use. We responsibly harvest our natural birch bark to promote sustainability and only harvest bark that naturally falls to the ground each year.

Safe, Clean & Sustainable

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Our Process

All birch bark is collected by hand to minimize disturbances to the environment. Our harvesters take great care as they work and no vehicles, wagons or any other potentially damaging equipment is used. Only a sustainable amount of birch is harvested from any given acre. Birch bark is left behind to return to nature and maintain the health of our forests.

Hand-Crafted With Care

The raw birch bark is hand sorted by size and placed in our greenhouse. A solar heated greenhouse is used to heat the birch to a high temperature. The birch is left in the greenhouse for 5 weeks to ensure that no unwanted pests or fungi enter your home. Once ready, the birch is hand cut to fit the individual size of every candle.

Each piece is hand-applied to our candles. This is actually the most difficult part of the process and requires the creative skill of our dedicated team that have been making our birch candles for a generation. Bark scraps are placed in our compost heap to decompose for use in our garden. Once the candles are created, they are left to sit in a hot and humid environment for 14 days. During this time, the candles are monitored for any signs of defects before being packed and shipped.

Created Just For You

Our birch bark candles are designed to tunnel as they burn. Between the wax and bark, there is a safety layer that cannot melt or catch fire, maintaining the original shape of the candle. After the wax is consumed, you can place a tealight or votive inside and continue to enjoy the beauty of the birch as long as desired!

Due to the natural variations in the natural birch bark wrapped around our candles, no two birch candles are exactly the same. Mother nature loves variety and each candle is unique! The warm glow and a touch of nature will make any room feel like a peaceful retreat. To protect table tops, mantles, and other surfaces, please remember to place your candle on a heat-resistant base. We thank you for your interest in our candles — it makes all our efforts worthwhile!

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