Making the candle industry sustainable

The next generation of candles

Since the 19th century, the same fossil-based materials have been used to produce and fuel candles – it is time for the next generation of candles, for the future generations of people. Jord Innovation is leading the way with renewable material innovations.

Our vision is an environmentally conscious candle industry with a minimal (or non-existent) carbon footprint. We achieve this by producing candles made out of renewable biomaterials. Furthermore, we aim to be a part of the larger shift from finite to renewable materials for consumer goods.

Jord Innovation is a cleantech company specializing in renewable materials. Our belief is that through collaboration, we can transform the entire industry for the better, which is why we encourage brand owners to make the shift to sustainable candles.

Shine a light on sustainability for your brand

Are you searching for sustainable candles for you brand? This is the right place for you. We are now inviting brand owners to join us in the change towards a sustainable candle industry.

Our materials allow for a wide range of designs, colors, and finishes tailored to your brand's preferences. Contact us for more information!

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The carbon (candle) footprint

Many people are unaware of the carbon footprint associated with the production and use of candles. Most of the candles produced today are made from fossil paraffin. If we used renewable materials we could save 55-60% of the carbon emissions.

In Europe, billions of candles are lit every year and in Sweden alone we use 46 000 tons of candles each year according to Nordic Eco Label "Svanen". They s that by using renewable candle wax instead of paraffin we could remove as much CO2 emissions as if we would to remove 67 000 cars from our roads.

The two sustainability problems for candles


The container

Candle containers are currently made from materials such as glass, ceramics, plastics and metals. Many of the candles such as tealights are disposable products only used one time and afterwards the container materials are rarely recycled. This is a big sustainability problem.  

Our container material is renewable, recyclable and biodegradable and outperforms traditional container materials when it comes to sustainability.


The wax

The majority of candles produced today are made from paraffin wax. Paraffin is a petroleum product derived from crude oil. In other words, when paraffin candles are produced and lit, they release carbon emissions. There are renewable alternatives on the market made from materials such as palm, soy and coconut.

Our candle wax is a non-food product, meaning we do not compete with resources used in the food industry. By replacing fossil paraffin and alternative waxes with our bio wax, we can make much more sustainable candle products and continue to enjoy candles.

We have developed a new renewable and biodegradable material for candle containers. Replacing aluminum in tealight candles with our material results in a 90 % reduction of CO2.

Jord Innovation is a research-driven company committed to making the candle industry more sustainable.

Today, nearly every industry has embarked on climate actions in line with the global climate goals. We think it is about time for the candle industry to join in. Our unique materials for candle production play a pivotal role in transitioning to sustainable materials, not just for candles but across various products. We are always open to replacing non-sustainable materials with sustainable alternatives, and we welcome discussions on potential collaborations. Please don't hesitate to reach out if you're interested in our products for applications beyond candles.

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Swedish research and development from Östersund

Our R&D facility is situated in Frösön, Östersund. We are continuously working on the latest material innovations to meet market demands, always with the objective of reducing the carbon footprint of consumer goods.

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