OUR STORY: After years of slowly ridding our home of less-than-healthy, toxic products and replacing them with natural alternatives, we hit a roadblock when it came to finding a suitable replacement for candles. We lived without candles for a good while but greatly missed the calming ritual of lighting a candle to relax in the evenings. The impetus for creating Slow North's line of plant-based candles was the birth of our son. While pregnant, we became even more aware of just how many products in our house contained mystery concoctions of synthetic chemicals – some of which are not required on ingredient listings. We became increasingly unsettled. We searched for alternatives and recognized a need for well-designed, naturally healthy candles on the general market. Motivated to create products that boasted all ingredients honestly and with integrity, we began experimenting with candles that we would feel good about burning in our own home.