Straight from the maker, himself:
Years in the making, our new proprietary all vegetable apricot wax is an exciting new innovation. All of our candles are exclusively poured with this high end, clean burning wax. Extracted from the apricot kernel, this precious oil, when refined, creates the cleanest palate to blend intricate fragrance. The extraction process, although very sophisticated, is quite simple. The oil retrieved from cold pressing the apricot kernel is transformed into a solid wax form through complicated cycles of hydrogenation. The result is a candle product that burns up to 80% cleaner than a 100% soy wax candle - with significant reductions in smoke and soot. Even better, candles made from our apricot wax have greater fragrance load and enhanced permeation. Above all, our new wax continues to promote our Be Green initiative which dedicates our manufacturing to eco-forward philosophies and practices. We invite you to Be Green with your own initiatives and make a difference.
Perch Co. has been owned and operated by Art Maruyama since 1993, and was one of the first pioneers to introduce soy wax to the candle industry! His 8 oz. candles are carefully hand poured into beautiful dark amber jars with our proprietary 100% all vegetable apricot wax, phthalate-free fragrance oil blends, and 100% cotton and paper core wick. They have a burn time of 45-55 hours, and each fragrance blend is truly one of a kind with a fair scent throw: not too light, but not cloying.