Arctic Wicks Candle Certification Press Release


Woodbridge, Virginia. August 1, 2023 — Arctic Wicks LLC announced today that it had earned the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Certified Biobased Product Label Certification with 100% Content for our Non-Toxic Coconut and Beeswax Candles.

USDA Certified BioBased Product Product 100% Certification Award for Arctic Wicks Coconut Beeswax Candles

About Arctic Wicks Non-Toxic Coconut and Beeswax Candles


Non Toxic Coconut Wax and Pure Beeswax

Each Arctic Wicks candle emits more than just light; it reveals a dedication to health and sustainability that resonates with every flicker. Our candles boast an unparalleled blend of natural coconut wax and pure beeswax. Every element of this candle wax blend is non-toxic, non-carcinogenic, and chemical-free. Protecting your space from harmful additives such as phthalates, parabens, or petroleum. Enjoy an ambiance filled with warmth and safety without worrying about hidden toxins. Free from harmful additives and chemicals, our natural and sustainable waxes guarantee a safer and cleaner burn.

Natural Cotton Wicks

Revel in the harmony of nature with our sturdy, all-natural cotton wicks. Ditch the worries of substandard wicks falling apart. Arctic Wicks uses 100% unbleached cotton fibers, and the wicks are coated in natural vegetable wax instead of toxic petroleum waxes, which is common among other manufacturers in the candle industry, ensuring a dependable, robust flame. Experience an inviting, fresh aroma permeating your home, making it a sanctuary of peace.

Clean & Safe Fragrance and Essential Oils

Experience the serenity of our Clean & Safe Fragrance Oils. Carefully curated to be non-toxic and comprised of natural essential oils, ensuring an enduring, pristine, and smokeless aroma experience. Our collection of Coconut and Beeswax Candles captivates with their inviting glow and the exquisite infusion of select non-toxic fragrance oils and organic essential oils. Meticulously vetted to be free from carcinogens and other harmful chemicals. Let our products’ refreshing and non-toxic scent envelop your living spaces with an array of fragrances specifically designed to cater to a diverse palette of scent preferences.

Arctic Wicks LLC’s USDA BioPreferred Catalog Listing

Experience the superior quality of Arctic Wicks and discover a range of candles that promise a warm, inviting ambiance and a commitment to a healthier planet. Crafted from sustainable, bio-based ingredients, our candles are the epitome of environmentally conscious luxury. Explore our BioPreferred catalog by clicking here. Dive into the world of natural candles with Arctic Wicks and make a choice that lights up your world while caring for the environment.

Arctic Wicks Achieves USDA Certification for 100% Biobased Coconut and Beeswax Candle Collection: A Significant Leap Towards Sustainability


Benefits of Biobased Products in Addressing Climate Change

Holiday Christmas Candles Arctic Moonlight and Arctic Nights Candles with Wick Trimmer
Holiday Christmas Candles Arctic Moonlight and Arctic Nights Candles with Wick Trimmer

Arctic Wicks Non-Toxic Coconut Beeswax Candles can now display a unique USDA label that highlights its percentage of 100% biobased content-certified candle products. Third-party verification for a product’s biobased content is administered through the USDA BioPreferred® Program; which strives to increase the development, purchase, and use of biobased products.

Biobased products help address climate change by offering renewable alternatives to petroleum-based products; sequester carbon dioxide, lowering the concentration of greenhouse gasses in the atmosphere that contribute to climate change; create and expand markets; are generally safer for people and the environment than their petroleum-based counterparts; and represent incredible technological advances and innovations.

Understanding the USDA Certified Biobased Product Label

The USDA Certified Biobased Product Label displays a product’s biobased content, which is the portion of a product that comes from a renewable source, such as plant, animal, marine, or forestry feedstocks. Utilizing renewable biobased materials displaces the need for non-renewable petroleum-based added chemicals or additives. Biobased products are cost-comparative, readily available, and perform as well as or better than their conventional counterparts.

Arctic Wicks LLC’s Statement on the Certification

“We are thrilled to have earned the USDA Certified Biobased Product Label for our Non-Toxic Coconut and Beeswax Candles,” said Rebecca Kaiser from Arctic Wicks LLC. “The prestigious certification not only validates our commitment to sustainability and renewable resources but serves as a guiding beacon, illuminating our steadfast dedication to providing eco-friendly alternatives to conventional products. We firmly hold that through offering such options, we can aid in fostering a culture of environmental consciousness and empowerment, enabling consumers to participate actively in the global pursuit of a greener future.”

USDA BioPreferred Program Commends Arctic Wicks’ Achievement

“We applaud Arctic Wicks LLC for earning the USDA Certified Biobased Product Label,” said Vernell Thompson, USDA BioPreferred Program. “The label is intended to help spur economic development, create new jobs, and provide new markets for farm commodities. But the label also makes it easier for consumers and federal buyers to locate biobased products and consider planet-friendlier options during purchase decisions. By having their products become USDA Certified Biobased, Arctic Wicks LLC joins an expanding list of businesses combatting inaccurate marketing claims and the practice of greenwashing, while also contributing to a thriving bioeconomy that decreases our reliance on petroleum.”

Impacts and Statistics: Biobased Products’ Contribution to the Economy and Environment

In the latest Economic Impact Report released by USDA, the biobased products industry supported 4.6 million American jobs; contributed $470 billion to the U.S. economy and generated 2.79 jobs in other sectors of the economy for every biobased job. Biobased products also have a substantial environmental impact, displacing about 9.4 million barrels of oil a year, with the potential to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by an estimated 12.7 million metric tons of CO2 equivalents per year.

About Arctic Wicks LLC

Arctic Wicks LLC is dedicated to producing high-quality, safe, non-toxic candles for people, pets, and the planet. The Non-Toxic Coconut And Beeswax Candle Collection is made from renewable biobased materials, including natural coconut wax and pure beeswax sourced from American producers. These candles are made to offer a clean and eco-friendly alternative to traditional petroleum-based candles, ensuring a non-toxic and clean burning experience.

By choosing Arctic Wicks candles, consumers can support sustainable practices and contribute to the growth of the bioeconomy in the United States. Arctic Wicks LLC is committed to providing luxurious and environmentally conscious products by allowing customers to enjoy the ambiance of a beautifully scented candle without compromising their values or families’ health.

About the USDA BioPreferred Program


USDA BioPreferred Logo

With the goal of increasing the development, purchase, and use of biobased products, USDA’s BioPreferred® Program was first introduced in the 2002 Farm Bill and reauthorized in 2018. It requires federal agencies and contractors to give purchasing preference to biobased products. The USDA BioPreferred Program also includes a voluntary certification and labeling initiative for biobased products. This is referred to as the USDA Certified Biobased Product Label.

More than 1,800 companies across the U.S. and in 47 countries participate in the Program. From farm and field all the way through the manufacturing process, the expanding market for biobased products creates jobs, supports rural economic growth in America, and has a positive impact on our planet. Have questions?

Please contact Vernell Thompson, USDA BioPreferred Program at Vernell.Thompson@usda.gov.

Click Here for the USDA BioPreferred Website

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