Congratulations to 2 of our artisans who have got themselves into the national press. Congratulations to Lissa at Peak Princess who made it into The Sunday Times Style magazine yesterday with her gorgeous and oh so cute Liberty print romper dress. All her baby and children's clothing is lovingly handmade in England.
Congratulations also to Amanda of Pure Light candles who has got herself into Homes & Gardens magazine (Jan issue) in a feature of best 3 candles alongside Jo Malone and Miller Harris! We are very pleased for her too as her candles epitomise everything we at Not Mass Produced appreciate. They are handcrafted in England in small batches, made from natural plant-based soy wax, fragranced with real essential oils and with recyclable packaging.
Apparently the majority of candles contain paraffin a derivative of petroleum or a mix of waxes including palm oil which is linked to the destruction of rain forests. Toxins released from paraffin wax and synthetic fragrances are similar to those of a cigarette. If you don't like cigarette smoke make sure you buy a genuine natural candle.
You must check the label carefully and check the list of ingredients. There is no legal obligation to state them on candles so if it just states 'natural' ingredients or doesn't list them, the likelihood is they are made with paraffin wax and synthetic perfumes. Amanda's candles are well worth the £19 considering the purity and provenance of the ingredients.