CocoLush exotic & endangered Palms
& coconut wax candles
Naturally grown and naturally hand poured in Whitianga, New Zealand
Enjoy exotic island breezes with these delightful CocoLush coconut wax candles beside beautiful swaying exotic palms.
Candles are handcrafted by gently cooling the most luxurious warm pure natural Pacific Island wild harvested virgin Organic Coconut oil and NZ beeswax. With their luxurious creamy crystalline appearance and feel, these candles are extremely clean burning and will burn brighter for longer without adding any toxins to the air – and leave nothing behind but a yearning for a beautiful sunset by the sea and the sand between your toes.
Our beautiful palms are grown in easy lift bags and have been growing outside for at least a full four seasons.
Diane and Nick moved back to New Zealand from the Middle East after the GFC hit. They started CocoLush from their kitchen in the beautiful picturesque seaside town of Whitianga on New Zealand's Coromandel Peninsula. Growing exotic and endangered Palms from seed was a natural extension to the business.
CocoLush is family operated and proud to be 100% New Zealand owned. CocoLush's principal ethos is to use ethical, sustainable and recyclable materials, whilst promoting relaxation, enjoyment and indulgence with luxuriously luminous candles and beautiful exotic palms. Echoing the sentiments of Richard Branson - 'screw business as usual' - we want to craft exceptional candles that capture the essence of nature, using outstanding natural materials that aid in assisting pacific island and New Zealand communities and families in facilitating their own businesses. Our Palms are mostly endangered in the wild. We use ethically collected seed and hope to widen the growing regions for these palms by establishing them in New Zealand and ensuring they endure well into the future.
We care about people's health, communities and the planet. We wish to protect this beautiful world we live in and the people who live in. We craft candles that are Eco & Earth-friendly, ecologically sound, sustainable and pesticide free. They are also free from paraffin, phthalates, parabens, sulfates, soy, palm oil, UV inhibitors, lead and zinc. Where possible we use Organic ingredients.
At CocoLush we craft beautiful, luxurious and stylish candles and grow Palms that nourish the human spirit and nurture our environment. We strive to look after body, mind and spirit. People now work longer hours, under more stressful conditions, than ever before. We endeavour to assist you in taking care of your physical and mental health whilst indulging in life's luxury's.
At CocoLush we delight in the fact that our candles and palms are a part of so many special occasions - be it a romantic evening, spending time with friends, lying in a warm luxurious bath, or simply just being. We'll take care of lighting, landscape, ambience and amplifying the air you breathe while you take care of you.
Supporting our Pacific Island Neighbours
CocoLush uses 100% pure and natural Pacific Island Wild harvested Virgin Organic Coconut oil. Many village communities throughout the Pacific, from Rabaul in the North to Vanuatu, Samoa and Fiji in the East, benefit from your decision to purchase CocoLush candles made with coconut oil harvested wild from our blue Pacific Island neighbours.
Our coconut oil is wild harvested and cold wet pressed, to retain the seductive fragrance and taste of coconut oil. Production is sustainable and free from toxins, the use of pesticides and the need for deforestation. Produced by Pacific Island families using traditional extraction methods, our Wild Virgin coconut oil meets Australia and New Zealand food safety standards (although our candles smell good enough to eat, we do not recommend that you eat them!). We don't use any Soy as harmful solvents are used in the extraction of Soy wax.
Our Coconut oil is certified European pharmaceutical grade and contains no additives, contaminants or trans-fats. It is not hydrogenated (unlike Soy). The process of hydrogenation produces trans-fatty acids, which are very bad for our health. Hydrogenated, or partially hydrogenated oils, should be avoided wherever possible.
Supporting the New Zealand Bee
CocoLush uses 100% pure New Zealand Beeswax. Our Beeswax has a lovely sweet fresh clean fragrance, characteristic of honey, and is unbleached, leaving it a light yellow colour reminiscent of pollen.
Pure crude cappings beeswax is gently melted over clean un-treated bore water and is then allowed to settle. The molten beeswax is then micro filtered to remove all impurities.
Beeswax candle fuel is the only fuel that actually releases negative ions when it burns, which not only helps remove pollution from the air but increases the ratio of negative ions to positive ions, the ideal and necessary scenario for clean air. Pollen, dust, dirt, pollutants, and any other junk in the air all carry a positive charge, and that is how they can be suspended in the air. The negative ions released from burning beeswax negate the positive charge of air contaminants, and the neutralized ions are sucked back into the burning candle or fall to the ground.
Clean Burning without the Nasties!
Independent lab tests show that coconut wax candles burn up to 90% cleaner than a 100% Soy wax candle of the same size and fragrance. Add beeswax - add even more benefits. CocoLush candles contain no Soy or paraffin and none of the nasty toxins that paraffin releases.