materials sourced from only canadian companies
100% vegan, and free from parabens and phthalates
sustainability is at the heart of everything we do. learn more!
The Cottage has notes of spruce, musk, amber and vetiver for a cozy and woodsy vibe.
Growing up, we spent all of our summers at the cottage. It was the place our families got together and held on to every ounce of joy and sun the unparalleled Nova Scotian summer could give. Almost twenty years later, we're all still doing the same thing - including counting down the days until it's cottage season again.
This candle is inspired by our favourite place on Earth, and we hope it reminds you of days by the water, sipping drinks with your friends under the pine trees.
how are your candles made?
our candles are hand-poured in small batches by the two of us in our halifax studio! they're also labelled, prepped, and packaged by hand.
why small batches? this is to ensure the highest level of quality in each and every single candle that leaves our studio.
what makes your candles sustainable?
we love this question. sustainability has and always will be at the forefront of our brand. here are some of the ways our candles and packaging are environmentally-friendly!
we always try to avoid unnecessary waste in every step of our business, including talking to our suppliers on packing our supplies more sustainability!
we are constantly trying to improve, learn and make our sustainability efforts even more effective—we'd love to hear your ideas!
why soy wax?
soy wax is a renewable resource derived from veggies (soy beans, ofc) that burns cleanly and produces less soot and pollutants than other types of wax.
it also burns much slower than paraffin wax, meaning your candles will last longer even if they're smaller than, say, a bath and body works candle—leading to less waste over time!
lastly, soy wax will carry fragrance really well without chemical additives—which we would never use.
what are parabens and phthalates?
parabens are artificial preservatives often found in cosmetics, and phthalates are groups of chemicals commonly found in countless products, such as soaps, shampoos, toys, perfumes, etc. typically, they act as a plasticizer... ew.
since the scientific community is still unsure of all the possible side effects of prolonged exposure to both chemicals, we've decided not to use them in our candles. we want to keep Alben Lane candles as safe as possible for people, pets and planet!
how long will my order take to get to me?
this depends on where you are! typically, it takes between 2-4 days for us to process your order internally depending on lots of factors (like the time of year, day of the week, etc.). this does not include the time it takes for our carriers to get your package to you—these are listed below.
there are only two of us, and we do everything we can to get your orders to you as soon as possible!
here are our standard times:
note: these are just estimates and may not reflect all shipping times.