About

Three of Cups Candle Co. started as a passion project in a basement in Binghamton, NY during the 2020 global pandemic. The name of the company comes from tarot, and the Three of Cups card represents reuniting and celebrating with family and friends - a meaning that struck a chord in the owner during those isolating times.

We believe all-natural is best, so all of our candles are made in-house with 100% soy wax, natural (lead-free) cotton wicks, and original scent blends made from the highest-quality fragrance oils. Our goal in candle making is simple: to create interesting and provocatively scent blends and give our customers peace of mind when using our candles in their homes, around their families, or at their place of business.

Unlike most big name candle companies that use paraffin-based wax (a bleached byproduct of coal that emit harmful toxins when burned), all of our candles are free of:

Phthalates

  • Di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP)
  • Dibutyl phthalate (DBP)
  • Diethyl phthalate (DEP)
  • Diisodecyl phthalate (DIDP)
  • Diisononyl phthalate (DINP)
  • Dimethyl phthalate (DMP)

Animal Derivatives

  • Ambergris
  • Castoreum oil
  • Civet oil

Antimicrobials

  • Cloflucarban
  • Fluorosalan
  • Hexachlorophene
  • Hexylresorcinol
  • Iodine complex (ammonium ether sulfate and
  • polyoxyethylene sorbitan monolaurate)
  • Iodine complex (phosphate ester of alkylaryloxy
  • polyethylene glycol)
  • Methylbenzethonium chloride
  • Methylisothiazolinone
  • Methylchloroisothiazolinone
  • Nonylphenoxypoly (ethyleneoxy) ethanoliodine
  • Oxychlorosene sodium
  • Poloxamer-iodine complex
  • Secondary amyltricresols
  • Tribromsalan
  • Triclocarban
  • Triclosan
  • Undecoylium chloride iodine complex

Additional Molecules

  • 1,3-Dibromo-2-methoxy-4-methyl-5-nitrobenzene (Musk KS)
  • 1,3-Dibromo-2-methoxy-4-nitro-5-(1,1-dimethylethyl)-6-methyl-benzene
  • 1,3-Dibromo-2-methoxy-4-nitro-5-(1,1-dimethylethyl)-6-methyl-benzene (Musk alpha)
  • 2-Pentylidene cyclohexanone
  • 2,2-Dichloro-1-methylcyclopropylbenzene
  • 2,4-Dienals
  • 2,4-Dihydroxy-3-methylbenzaldehyde
  • 2,4-Dodecadien-1-ol
  • 2,4-Hexadien-1-ol
  • 3- and 4-(4-Hydroxy-4-methylpentyl)
  • cyclohex-3-ene-1-carbaldehyde (Lyral)
  • 3-Bromo-1,7,7-trimethylbicyclo[2.2.1]heptane-2-one
  • 3-Methyl-2(3)-nonenenitrile (Citgrenile)
  • 3,7-Dimethyl-2-octen-1-ol
  • 4-Methyl-7-ethoxycoumarin (Maraniol)
  • 4,6-Dimethyl-8-tert-butylcoumarin (Butolia)
  • 6-Isopropyl-2-decalol (Decatol)
  • 6-Methylcoumarin (Toncarine)
  • 7-Methoxycoumarin
  • 7-Methylcoumarin
  • Acetyl ethyl tetramethyl tetralin (AETT, Versalide)
  • Acetyl isovaleryl (5-Methyl-2,3-hexanedione)
  • Alantroot oil (Elecampane oil)
  • Allyl heptine carbonate
  • Allyl isothiocyanate
  • alpha-Methyl anisylidene acetone (1-(4-
  • Methoxyphenyl)-1-penten-3-one)
  • Amber dioxane (Karanal)
  • Ammonium nonadecafluorodecanoate
  • Ammonium pentadecafluorooctanoate
  • Ammonium perfluorononanoate
  • Ammonium perfluorooctane sulfonate;
  • Ammonium heptadecafluorooctanesulfonate
  • Amylcyclopentenone
  • Anisylidene acetone (4-(p-methoxyphenyl)-3-
  • butene-2-one)
  • Benzene
  • Benzyl cyanide
  • Benzylidene acetone (4-Phenyl-3-buten-2-one)
  • Birch wood pyrolysate (Crude)
  • Boldo oil
  • Bromostyrene
  • butane-2,3-dione (diacetyl)
  • Cade oil - Juniperus oxycedrus L. (Crude)
  • Carvone oxide
  • Chenopodium oil
  • Cinnamylidene acetone
  • cis-and trans-Asarone ((E)-and(Z)-2,4,5-Trimethoxypropen-1-yl benzene)
  • Colophony
  • Costus root oil, absolute and concrete
  • Cresol (mixed isomers)
  • Cyclamen alcohol (3-(4-Isopropylphenyl)-2-methylpropanol)
  • D&C Yellow #11
  • Diethyl maleate
  • Diethylene glycol monomethyl ether
  • Dimethyl citraconate
  • Diphenylamine
  • Esters of 2-nonynoic acid, (Except Methyl octine carbonate)
  • Esters of 2-octynoic acid (Except Methyl heptine carbonate which is IFRA Restricted)
  • Ethyl acrylate
  • Ethyl methacrylate
  • Ethyl non-2-enoate
  • Ethylene glycol monoethyl ether and its Acetate
  • Ethylene glycol monomethyl Ether and its
  • Acetate
  • Fig leaf absolute
  • Formaldehyde
  • Furfural
  • Furfuryl alcohol
  • Furfurylidene acetone
  • Geranyl nitrile
  • Hexahydrocoumarin
  • Hydroabietyl alcohol, dihydroabietyl alcohol
  • Hydroquinone monoethyl ether (4-ethoxy-Phenol)
  • Hydroquinone monomethyl ether (4-methoxy-Phenol)
  • Iodoform (Triidomethane)
  • Isobutyl­paraben
  • Isophorone
  • Isopropy­lparaben
  • Lithium perfluorooctane sulfonate; lithium
  • heptadecafluorooctanesulfonate
  • m-Cresol
  • m-Phenylen­ediamine and its salts
  • Massoia bark oil
  • Massoia lactone
  • Mercury
  • Methoxydiglycol
  • Methyl crotonate
  • Methyl methacrylate
  • Methyl Salicylate
  • Methylene glycol
  • Moskene (1,1,3,3,5-Pentamethyl-4,6-dinitroindane)
  • Musk ambrette
  • Musk ketone
  • Musk tibetene (1-tert-Butyl-2,6-dinitro-3,4,5-trimethylbenzene)
  • Musk Xylene
  • Nitrobenzene
  • Nonadecafluorodecanoic acid
  • o-Cresol
  • o-Phenylen­ediamine and its salts
  • p-Cresol
  • p-Methylhydrocinnamic aldehyde
  • p-tert-Butylphenol
  • Paraform­aldehyde
  • Perfluorononanoic acid Perfluorooctane
  • sulfonate (PFOS); heptadecafluorooctane-1-sulfonic acid
  • Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA)
  • Peru balsam crude
  • Phenyl acetone (Methyl benzyl ketone)
  • Phenyl benzoate
  • Pseudo Methylionones
  • Pseudoionone (2,6-Dimethylundeca-2,6,8-trien-10-one)
  • Quaternium-15
  • Quinoline
  • Safrole, Isosafrole, Dihydrosafrole
  • Santolina oil
  • Savin oil (Juniperus Sabina L.)
  • Sodium heptadecafluorononanoate
  • Sodium nonadecafluorodecanoate
  • Styrax (Crude)
  • Tobacco leaf absolute (Nicotiana affinia)
  • Tobacco oil/extracts
  • Toluene
  • trans-2-Heptenal
  • trans-2-Hexenal diethyl acetal
  • trans-2-Hexenal dimethyl acetal
  • Verbena oil
  • Xylene

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