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Love the aroma.

Joseph, thanks for the review on Balsam & Cedar!
Carmel Pecan pie

Love the smell of this candle and everytime someone walked in my house they would ask what's that smell it's amazing

A fragrance so delicious you could eat it! That's what we like to hear. ;)
Kalamazoo Candle STILL GREAT

We have been purchasing these candles for the last 5 - 6 years and they have always been of the highest quality and they are still the great candles. We would recommend for anyone.

Jack, thanks so much for your support since day 1! It's people like you who have made us into what we are today. :)

I love Kalamazoo. I love this company. The store itself is great and you can even make your own! I love that the products are as natural as can be and the company is focused on sustainability. I love the scents! Balsam & Cedar is my all time favorite. I ordered three this holiday season online. (Not my first purchase from them) I received them in ONE day. Sadly, one of the glass jars was broken en route. I messaged them and they responded immediately. Apologized and sent me a new one! Best customer service ever! I am not affiliated with them, they did not give me anything to write this. I am just one happy customer :)

Holy smokes, Erica, you just BLEW us away with that review! Thank you so much for sharing your love for Kalamazoo Candle Company; we love to hear how we're doing and appreciate it so much! :)

Love the candles! Arrived quickly and when I called to say one broke in shipping I was greeted with a friendly voice on the phone and they shipped me a replacement right away! Will definitely continue to use Kalamazoo Candle! This was also a fundraiser for my nephew's sailing team!!

We're happy to be able to replace your broken candle and to hear that you enjoy them! Thank you for supporting your nephew's fundraiser, too! :)
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We love being home with a cozy blanket and a good book on chilly winter days, but when the weather starts to warm up we cannot wait to get outside and start exploring!

A quick whiff of Driftwood, combined with sunny spring weather, is enough to make even the homiest homebody pine for an outdoor adventure.

[Shop the Driftwood collection here.]

Driftwood Soy Candle - Kalamazoo Candle Company


That said, we've partnered with our friends at Western Michigan University* to compile  some tips for a camping/hiking trip that's as earth-friendly as it is fun.  
1. Produce as little waste as you can!

Bring reusable utensils and plates (we love this tutorial), or food you can eat with your hands.

Opt for sustainable alternatives to sandwich bags.  We're especially partial to these alternatives from local maker Bee Joyful Shop:

Bee Joyful Shop: Alternatives to Single Use Plastic

The Vegan Adventurist has some great ideas for alternatives to plastic bags, both reusable options AND biodegradable options!

If you’re feeling adventurous, try solar cooking!   Solar Cookers International has some great info on how it works, as well as tutorials for making your own solar cooker.

2. Bring a bag to collect your (and others) waste

Keeping our wildlife areas clean is good for everyone. 

"Pack it in, pack it out" is one of the basic tenets of outdoor recreation, and the National Park Service has some great info on how to be considerate of others  and the environment when you're adventuring outside.

3. Stay on the trail

Even though it’s tempting to go off the trail, remember that trails are there for a reason! (They protect the wildlife.)

4. Read up on safety tips before you go to keep yourself and the wildlife safe

Know the area where you're hiking, and remember that you're responsible for your safety and the safety of local wildlife. 

The US Forest Service has some great advice for making sure your experience is both fun  and safe.    

5. Be careful what you burn
  • Know WHAT to burn (and what not to burn).  Check out these best practices from the EPA.  

  • Believe us, we know how tough it can be to start a campfire (and we know our stuff when it comes to setting things aflame...).  Make it easy on yourself with DIY eco-friendly fire starters! We love this tutorial from Salvage and Stitch. 
    (Bonus: you can use unused soy wax to make them!!!)

Fire Starter Tutorial (Image source: Salvage & Stitch)

Above all, be safe around a fire.  The National Park Service has some great tips for fire safety; you can brush up on your fire safety here.  

  Do you opt outside?

Tell us about your outdoor adventures! 



*A huge thanks to the WMU Psychology Department Behavioral Approaches to Sustainability Practicum, whose students compiled this awesome camping/hiking guide for us!

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