Urban Burn

Urban Burn

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    After beating cancer, this local entrepreneur turned to launching a business that offers safe, toxin-free candles for your home. Click here to read more!

    Cancer is a hard word to hear. A doctor telling you that you have cancer is even harder. 

    Hearing those words, though, was a reality for Elizabeth Howard, the owner and creator of Urban Burn Candle Co.

    “Urban Burn Candle Co. was inspired by my journey with cancer in my teenage years,” she explains. “Although it’s uncertain what caused my cancer, my oncologist believed it was bought out by something in the environment. I’m blessed to have overcome the cancer and vowed to make a promise to myself that I would do my best in the future to rid my body of toxins and try my best to live a healthy lifestyle.” 

    In founding Urban Burn Candle Co. in the spring of 2020, Howarth offers an all-natural candle company focused on using high-quality, natural ingredients that don’t compromise air quality or your health.

    Howarth recalls that even when she was young, she had a love for candles. “Candles, for me, symbolize celebration, signify romance, soothe the senses, define ceremony, and accent the style of home decors,” she says. “They create such a lovely ambiance that simply cannot be replicated and create the perfect atmosphere to induce calm and a sense of well-being.”

    However, while she has a love for candles, Howarth acknowledges that there are many dangerous chemicals that are not only bad for our health but also the world around ust. And with a connection to cancer due to the environment, Howard says that she wanted to create a brand of candles that were ethically made with high-quality ingredients with not only your health in but but also the environment.

    Products from Urban Burn Candle Co. include all natural candles using an all-natural vegan coconut soy wax blend and all-natural soy wax melts. “The candles and wax melts are made with absolutely no artificial additives, dyes – no nonsense,” says Howarth. “We use only the highest quality fragrance oils that are phthalate-free. When you’re burning or candles and wax melts, that peace of mind is yours.”

    At Urban Burn Candle Co. you’ll find that it’s all about offering something that Howarth really believed the city needed. 

    “I experimented with many waxes but settled on a coconut soy wax blend,” she says. “This was unique to me as I never knew or heard much about coconut wax. I’ve learned that it is usually overlooked by the candle industry as it is more expensive than other waxes. The coconut soy wax blend I chose is gluten free, toxin free, paraben free, phthalate free, and comes from renewable sources. Coconut soy wax burns the cleanest and slowest and has an excellent scent throw.”

    Howarth is looking forward to the future of Urban Burn Candle Co. and is always experimenting with new scents. Holiday collections will be released throughout 2021 and a Valentine’s Day collection is launching soon.

    To learn more about Urban Burn Candle Co. visit their Etsy shop. You can also follow along on Facebook and Instagram.