Plantable Candles That Help You Do Your Part

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Pass It On plantable candles 2.0 is back with new scents & product upgrades! Candle holders possess a 2nd life as planting pots.

[UPDATE] There's an error in the estimated delivery time - it should be July 2020 not July 2022. We will ship out the products in 2 months after the campaign ends. Thank you for your support!

 

About Us

Pass It On plantable candles pay tribute to iconic destinations that are endangered due to climate change.

Our candles are made of sustainable materials and are designed to encourage our users to give the candles a second life by repurposing them as planting pots.

Most importantly, for every purchase of a Pass It On candle, we will donate a portion of the proceeds to Eden Reforestation Projects to plant 10 trees.

New Scents, Product Upgrades And Better Rewards!

Thanks to your support towards our first successful campaign, we are back with new scents, products upgrades and better rewards!

 

(1) NEW SCENTS

For our two new scents, we draw inspiration from the lush Congo Basin and Venice’s breezy waterways. Finished in two beautiful earth tones, these new scents expand our colour palette.

NEW: Congo Basin - Orchid & Vetiver
In the Democratic Republic of Congo, refugees from armed conflict are forced to live off the land with severe impacts to forests and wildlife. Palm oil plantations and other commercial agriculture operations are a growing threat, putting greater pressure on the Congo’s forests and rivers.

NEW: Venice - Rose & Patchouli
As the city is built on marshland at the edge of a lagoon, its existence has always required maintaining a careful balance between the city and the natural world. But in recent years, rising sea levels due to climate change has threatened to throw off the balance.

 

(2) PRODUCT UPGRADES

Since our first campaign, we've gathered feedback and spent weeks enhancing our product to be even more socially responsible.

First, we realised that although many people loved the idea of planting our seed-infused candle lids, not many users did.

So here's the good news: We're providing you with soil!

For this batch, every candle will come with compressed soil pellets. All you have to do is add some water, and the pellets will expand into a handful of soil!

 

Second, we're upgrading our wicks to be twice the thickness so that it burns the candle more evenly, giving you stronger scent throw.

Lastly, our packaging is now made from FSC-certified cardboard. The FSC certification is considered the "gold standard" in eco terms for papermaking, as wood is harvested from forests that are responsibly managed, socially beneficial, environmentally conscious and economically viable.

 

(3) BETTER REWARDS

Previously, we gave away postcards; this time, we're giving away a bamboo candle cover to those who purchase 2 or more candles!

Bamboo is a kind of grass, which makes growing it about as easy as it gets. Being extremely adaptable and resilient, bamboo is a super sustainable alternative to wood or plastic.

Also, we're offering 4 sets of limited edition larger-sized candles for our ultimate changemakers! Each set will include an exclusive 185g candle in these beautiful cement pots:

Alps (large) & Venice (standard)
Amazon (large) & Congo (standard)

 

The Green Factor

Pass It On candles are made of sustainable materials. The candle wax is made with 100% soy wax, and does not contain any dyes, parabens, paraffin or phthalates.

Turn Pass It On candle holders into flower pots!

Our candle holders have been designed to be repurposed as gardening cement pots (which is why they’re not glass jars), and our candle lids are made of biodegradable paper infused with wildflower seeds. So plant candle lid into pot after finishing your candle.

 

Packaging boxes are made of FSC-certified cardboard. No bubble wrap or plastic materials are used.

 

The Scents

Pass It On presents its new collection of scented candles, inspired by iconic destinations around the world that are endangered due to climate change.

The scents were created to remind us of these endangered destinations with the hope to encourage the current generation to do their part in protecting our environment.

NEW: Congo Basin - Orchid & Vetiver
In the Democratic Republic of Congo, refugees from armed conflict are forced to live off the land with severe impacts to forests and wildlife. Palm oil plantations and other commercial agriculture operations are a growing threat, putting greater pressure on the Congo’s forests and rivers.

NEW: Venice - Rose & Patchouli
As the city is built on marshland at the edge of a lagoon, its existence has always required maintaining a careful balance between the city and the natural world. But in recent years, rising sea levels due to climate change has threatened to throw off the balance.

Amazon - Goji & Tarocco Blood Orange
Brazil's Amazon is the largest rainforest in the world. It is home to the world's most diverse species, but expansion of agriculture has led to the destruction of the rainforest and wildlife.

Alps - English Pear & Freesia
Every year, the European mountain range loses around 3% of glacial ice, which means that by 2050, there might not be any more glaciers.

Great Barrier Reef - Wood Sage & Sea Salt
The world's largest coral reef, Australia's Great Barrier Reef, has decreased by more than half its size because of rising temperatures in the past 30 years.

Taj Mahal - White Tea & Ginger
The Taj Mahal is one of the most iconic buildings in the world, but some experts worry that the site could collapse because of erosion and pollution.

 

The Mission

The purpose of creating this product stems from our mission to grow more trees on our planet to combat devastating levels of carbon emissions. With every purchase of a Pass It On candle, a donation will be made to Eden Reforestation Projects to plant 10 trees.

Pass It On partners with Eden Reforestation Projects providing locals employment for their reforestation projects.

Why Eden Reforestation Projects?

Eden Reforestation Projects is a 501c3 non-profit who goes beyond planting trees and adopts the mission to provide fair wage employment to impoverished villagers as agents of global forest restoration.

Beyond planting trees, Eden Reforestation adopts the mission to provide fair wage employment to impoverished villagers as agents of global forest restoration.

"We hire the poorest of the poor to grow, plant, and guard to maturity native species forest on a massive scale. Our “employ to plant methodology” results in a multiplication of positive socio-economic and environment measures."

Scientific studies have shown that Mangroves “sequester carbon at a rate two to four times greater than mature tropical forests”, and contain “the highest carbon density of all terrestrial ecosystems.”

Mangrove restoration on these islands are essential to reducing the effects of flooding, tsunami’s and soil erosion

Trees are extremely efficient at carbon sequestration and one of the most effective tools in the fight against dangerous Greenhouse Gases that contribute to climate change and global warming.

To keep track of the number of trees being planted, we have created a Trillion Tree account to ensure traceability for each donation. To see our tracker on Trillion Trees,

The Story

While on a trip to Australia's Great Barrier Reef, our founder, Michelle, was both astounded by its beauty amidst the destruction and saddened by the dire state of our planet’s largest coral reef.

When corals get stressed, from things such as heat or pollution, they react by expelling a marine algae, leaving a ghostly, transparent skeleton behind. This is known as ‘coral bleaching’. If we continue to pollute the air and the ocean with carbon emissions at our high rate, coral reefs around the world will face a catastrophic future in coming decades – in our lifetime.

A trip to Southern Great Barrier Reef in Australia, triggered a chain of emotions and actions, birthing Pass It On just 1 month after. Thankfully, areas such as Lady Elliot Island in Australia, is still very much protected and many new initiatives and sustainable resorts have been sprouting up to conserve what's left of the Great Barrier Reef. Despite the efforts of many, Michelle felt that more could and had to be done. Like what 16 year old Greta Thunberg aptly put it across

"We already have the facts and solution. All we have to do is wake up and change.”