Sparkle Candle Co. candles are hand poured in small batches in Tillsonburg, ON. We use pure, renewable, american grown soy wax infused with paraben & phthalate free premium fragrances. We use only natural cotton or FSC certified wooden wicks. Variations in the look and texture of the wax will vary from candle to candle. These differences are not considered defects nor will they affect how your candle burns.