To ensure the quality, our candles are all hand poured and made in small batches in our studio at Brooklyn, NY. We place the highest priority on making eco-friendly products. Hand poured, our candles are natural soy and beeswax with a lead-free cotton wick. Our candles are cruelty-free, phthalate-free, petroleum-free and shipped with eco-friendly materials. We do not focus on burning. Our candles are mostly for home decor use only, however if lit please allow the candle to burn on a fire proof surface. It's not designed with a focus on melting, so it burns faster than a regular Pillar candle.