Founded in 2015 by John and Sarah Collins, Modern Forestry was born out of a passion to find a cleaner, healthier burning candle. At the time, Sarah was struggling with severe migraines, and her doctor traced her migraine triggers back to traditional paraffin wax candles. Not wanting to give up candles, she set out on a mission to find a better quality candle. After much research, she began making 100% pure soy candles with high-quality fragrance oils infused with essential oils. Her dedication sparked an interest with friends who encouraged her to begin selling the candles she had created. Since then, her hobby turned into a small business, which has now become a thriving candle company. Every Modern Forestry all-natural soy candle is hand-poured near Greenville, SC in the Blue Ridge foothills.
At Modern Forestry, all candles are made with 100% American grown soy wax (not watered down with paraffin fillers), which lasts 30-50% longer than paraffin wax. They are clean-burning, phthalate-free, and contain essential oil based fragrance oils. Soy candles are non-toxic, have very little soot release, and maintain a longer scent throughout the life of the candle. We put no coloring, additives, or stabilizers in the candle, meaning we do not alter the candle in any way. We let it dry in its natural form and allow the oils to react with the drying process, some of which create different variants in color. Most dry in the natural creamy coloring that the soy wax provides, some dry with a darker hue and others with a brighter hue, depending on the temperatures and oils reactions, none of which change the structure and quality of the soy candle. We use either a lead-free cotton wick or crackling cedar wick, hand-poured in recycled glass mason jars.