Crying Clover Candles was borne out of experimentation with sculptural forms by two artists.
Every Crying Clover is a unique sculpture made by hand - no two are the same.
All sales are final, disclaimer & advisory
- All Sales are FINAL-Please choose carefully as to which candle you make yours. As we are a very small two person team, and each candle is unique, we are unable to accommodate returns. Thank you for understanding.
- Every candle is a unique sculpture and made by hand, thus any idiosyncrasies are inherent and part of the overall story of each candle.
- The candles may stain some surfaces. We advise to not store them on wood, and instead store them on a heat resistant & stable surface such as ceramic or designated candle holder.
These candles are sculptures and are made from a combination of varying types of reclaimed wax. We think of the burning as a performance. If you choose to burn them please be advised that we can not guarantee a lengthy burn
If you choose to burn them - Only do so on a non-flammable surface and trim wick down to 1/4". Never leave a burning candle unattended and keep a lit candle away from anything flammable. You can lightly melt the bottom of
the candle to affix it to your non-flammable surface (ceramic, marble, stone, etc).
- We can not be held responsible for lost or damaged packages but we will do whatever we can to help rectify the issue.
Our candles are made from reclaimed wax mixed with a small amount of local beeswax. Because of the varied nature of the reclaimed wax, the wax may stain some surfaces.
Out of an abundance of caution, we advise not storing the candles on a wood surface.
Our candles have a naterual scent of beeswax and remnant scents of salvaged candles past - we do not add any scent.
New York Times - T Magazine
Do not leave candle in direct sunlight or in a room that gets hot.
Due to the reclaimed wax we use, and the inherent mixture of waxes, candles may stain some surfaces. Out of an abundance of caution, we recommend not storing them directly on wood, and instead storing them on a designated heat
resistant, stable and non-porous surface.
Caution: Failure to follow instructions could result in fire hazard, injury, or smoke damage.
- Remove all packaging before burning. Keep wax free of matches, wick trimmings, other flammable materials & debris.
- Make sure candle is secured and level in a proper holder.
- Keep wick centered & trim wick to 1/4 inch each time candle is burned.
- Burn candle in a proper holder & only on stable heat resistant surfaces.
- Do not burn candles for more than 1 hour at a time.
- Keep out of draft and flame unobstructed at all times.
- Discontinue use when only 1/2 inch of wax remains.
- Do not move candles while burning or if wax is hot.
- Keep out of reach of children & pets.
- Never leave burning candle unattended.
This is an ever evolving list of more sustainable versions/alternatives to everyday items and foods as well as native gardening resources. (These are not paid endorsements nor do we receive any money from click through's to the
company sites. Simply want to share our research in the hopes that we can all use our $ in efforts to live more harmoniously with our earth and the other beings we share it with). Please feel free to share! If you want to learn
more check out Clover List in Depth.
Bird Friendly Coffee
Smithsonian Certified Bird Friendly Coffee (SCBF) is also organic and fair trade. SCBF coffee is shade grown under a rainforest tree canopy, which supports biodiversity, soil health, climate resiliance and habitat for birds and
other animals. (SCBF supports more than 4 times the amount of bird species. Traditionally grown coffee devastates rainforests and delicate ecosystems & requires pesticides which degrades soil health) Its a small shift that
can have a big impact!
Birds & Beans
Dedicated solely to SCBF Coffee
(Based in Byfield, MA)
(Based in Fort Bragg, CO)
Red Start Roasters
(Based in Pittsburgh, PA)
Wood Warbler Coffee
(Based in Noblesville, IN)
(Guatemala, Colombian and El Salvador are SCBF) (Based in Tampa, Florida)
(Based in Logan, UT)
The Smithsonian Institute and
Esmeraldology provide in depth lists of roasters that have certified coffees.
very well priced bulk pantry items almost always packaged in paper bags! Lots of organic options. Also has a good bulk biodegradable laundry detergent packaged in a cardboard box. Order online and pick up at a drop off point
Selfcare & Homecare
Traditional toilet paper usage is a major contributing factor to the climate crisis, see the List In Depth for more info. Use 100% recycled or even better, use a hand towel and tap dry! It will be clean trust me! Then just throw
in the laundry. Once you have one you'll can't imagine your life pre bidet!
Bar Soap (no palm oil!) for...
ditch the bottle! can also be used as general purpose cleaner.
Mater Multi Purpose Kitchen Block
Viori Rice Shampoo Bar
(Can also purchase a bamboo holder for the shampoo)
No Tox Solid Seaweed Shampoo
Odacite Shampoo Bar
We use a hair rinse made up of a lil bit of apple cider vinegar mixed with water and a drop of essential oil as replacement for conditioner, then put a bit of coconut oil post shower/tub. Some people like the ACV rinse some
Comes in a aluminum tin
Comes in both a compostable tube and aluminum tin
Reusable metal razor with a take back program where you send them your used blades and they will upcycle them - totally closed loop production.
Toothpaste & Toothbrush
toothpaste tablets come in both fluoride and flouride-free in biodegradable bags.
Bamboo toothbrushes are the best alternative to plastic toothbrushes (retailers below carry them). They're not perfect as the bristles are usually made of nylon and will not bio-degrade, sometime soon a genius will come up with
biodegradable & animal friendly bristles. Will it be you?
for a myriad of home and self care needs
No Tox Life
(LA & NY)
Package Free Shop
(Online & NYC)
California Native Plants
type in your address & it will tell you what plants are native to your area.
Native Nurseries in the LA Area
These Nurseries are also non-profits that work on habitat restoration, so your money not only goes to making a beautiful habitat garden of your own, but also towards revitalizing LA's landscape.
(PS Don't forget to plant NATIVE Milkweed (Narrow leaf or Kotolo for Los Angeles) for the Monarchs! It is critical to plant native milkweed because non-natives, like the popular tropical milkweed, do not go dormant in the winter
like native milkweed's do, so monarch's, instead of migrating south as they are supposed to, will stay in the area and lay their eggs, and the temperatures are too cold for the caterpillars to survive. Native milkweeds are
perfectly attuned to the migration pattern of the monarch. Monarchs need at least 4 or 5 plants grouped together in order to provide enough food for them. It will be worth it once you start to have Monarch visitors and see the
lil bb caterpillars emerging.)
New York Native Plants Resources
Native Plant Guide - Gardening with New York City Native Plants by the City of New York Parks and Recreation
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