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i have always collected beautiful candles and bought them on a whim to escape a rainy afternoon, to set the mood in the living room or simply to give a gorgeous gift. much to my disappointment many candles that have inspired me did not offer natural options and, as someone who is sensitive to strong scents, i found that several items in the market were too strong for my liking. i hoped to decorate my home with understatedly stylish eco friendly candles, made out of natural ingredients giving out delicate, soothing and fresh scents.

filling your home with gorgeous, natural scents should not be an investment, and so i set out to create affordable luxury items with soft scents, natural ingredients and welcoming tones. made by the best luxury candle makers using the best ingredients - future classics that are both beautiful and relatable.

malia is inspired by my two little girls who brighten my days with their curiosity, beauty and genuineness. this is what i want malia to be – the embodiment of what is real and natural, beautiful and tranquil - perfect moments in an imperfect, dreamy world. get real, be natural.

our brand continues to evolve and grow, bringing fresh new elements and products into the natural lifestyle honoring the best of both worlds; the french craftmanship of luxury candles and the benefits of natural pure ingredients.

-Johanna Laaksomaa, owner
WHY SOY?
 
cleaner burning
unlike your petroleum-based paraffin candles, soy wax candles have no toxins, carcinogens or pollutants which means it's also less likely to trigger any allergies. all good, all the time.
 
better scent
a soy candle works well for holding onto the scent. because they burn more slowly, the scent is softly released; there won't be a wave of strong overpowering scent. this creates a softer, more pleasant atmosphere. the natural wax also holds onto color well, which makes it look more attractive.
 
better for homes
unlike paraffin wax, which gives off black soot when burned, soy wax burns cleaner. as paraffin wax is petroleum-based, burning it produces a black soot that can potentially stain surfaces inside your home. as a vegetable-based wax, natural wax does not give off any harmful by-products that might damage your beautiful surroundings.

longer burn time
soy wax burns cooler. in reality this means that you are able to enjoy and use your soy wax candle for a significantly longer period of time. our malia candles have the approximate burning time of 45 hours which is roughly 30% longer than a paraffin candle of the same size.
 
natural ingredients
since natural waxes are made of natural ingredients, they are biodegradable and thus also easier to clean. paraffin candles are made from petroleum, which is a nonrenewable source that contains carcinogenic substances, the very same kind your car burns when the engine is running. soy, all the way, we say.
 
sourcing from usa
our soy in grown in the usa. a vast share of soy farming is done in the south america and it is a common source of soy. however, due to the unsustainable growing practises often in use in the area, we source our soy from the usa. this enables us to support sustainable farming and the ecological footprint of our products.