GMO-Free Soy Wax. Hand-Poured in London.


The Scent

Jardin De La Lune is a nod to the gardens of Grand Trianon, Versailles. The Grand Trianon was commissioned by Louis XIV in 1670 as a retreat away from the daily pomp of the main palace. Each of the rooms overlooked the gardens awash with both colour and scent. Hundreds of Tuberoses were grown in clay pots and planted directly in the garden beds on a rotational basis to ensure this night blooming floral scent overpowered the grounds. 
The scent is a luxurious combination of deep tuberose, paired with top notes of blackberry leaf and bergamot and with a base of heady and aromatic cade. 


The Ethics

Earl Of East hand pour their candles in their studio in East London. The soy itself is GMO-free and comes from the USA and Europe (one of the problems with soy production has been deforestation in South America). The soy is then manufactured into soy wax in the UK. Their apothecary jars are also made in the UK by a family business outside of London.
Soy wax also provides a more environmentally friendly alternative to paraffin wax candles, they are also better for health as fumes from paraffin wax candles can be toxic.


Ethical Developments

Currently, Earl Of East do not know about the conditions and pay of those working in the European and US soy fields. Although the US and parts of Europe would be considered low risk for human rights exploitation, it would provide more assurance of conditions to have a third-party certification. Furthermore, knowing the European countries where the soy is produced, would help determine whether they are high risk areas or not.