Kukena Naturals gives an environmentally friendly alternative to the toxic paraffin candles. Each candle is individually handcrafted with natural soy & rapeseed wax, sustainable cotton wicks and premium plant-based scents.
Through this campaign we are looking to fund the research & testing phase of the faux "Giant Clam Shell Candle". This shell will be manufactured using a sustainable stone resin so as not to take the homes away from creatures of the sea. The shell will be designed to be the ultimate mermaid centerpiece, with an anticipated 65 hour burn time. It will of course be made of our luxurious blend of soy & rapeseed wax, which gives the candle a polished finish with a pure vanilla bean fragrance.
The after-life of the shell once the candle has finished can go onto to live life as an exceptional interior show piece or can be sent back to us directly to be refilled and become a candle once more.
The Kukena Naturals candle range currently includes the best-selling, ethically sources coconut bowl candle with a 45 hour burn time. The coconuts shell are completely natural and free from chemicals, fully biodegradable yet durable enough to be used in the oven, freezer or dishwasher.
You can see more information over at kukenanaturals.com
Our original Kukena Naturals candle is comes in a 100% recycled glass jar with a mini wooden surfboard that has been locally carved out using off cuts and scented with the detoxifying scent of pure lemongrass essential oil.
The process of bringing this candle company together has been collaborative. The illustration of our logo has been created by local artist and surfer Maia Walczak and photographed by surf photographer Ben Battell. The funding to continue to grow the business with the launch of the "Giant Clam Shell Candle" will allow the involvement of the community to snowball as new candle makers will need to be brought on board the Kukena team!