For years Will & Baumer has made our Polar Brand altar candles from animal fat tallow which has been a great alternative to the more expensive beeswax candles and yet better quality than the crude oil by-product paraffin wax. In the last several years Will & Baumer has been refining and perfecting our very own palm oil candle which is the key ingredient in our new Polar Brand altar candles.
Palm oil wax is an all-natural, renewable resource that is obtained from the oil palm which is grown in many parts of the world. Due to its environmentally-friendly attributes, palm wax offers a whole new choice for churches who insist on a sustainable or renewable resource-based candle wax. The oil palm produces fruit in bunches which are harvested, and sent to palm oil mills where the oils are extracted, sterilized, clarified and purified into crude palm oil. The crude oil is then sent to palm oil refineries where it is processed further into products such as cocoa butter substitutes, soaps, and of course our Polar Brand altar candles.
Palm oil does not need to be refined, only carbon filtered. Like olive, it is “virgin” oil, in the sense that it is extracted by simply squeezing the palm fruit. Since the product is natural we avoid using elements that contain any potentially harmful petrochemicals.