GMO-Free Soy Wax. Hand poured in London. The scent Shinrin-Yoku is an earthy blend of cedarwood, oakmoss and black pepper that creates a natural calming atmosphere in which to escape to. Shinrin-Yoku or “forest bathing”, is a Japanese ritual that involves taking in the forest atmosphere. It is proven to lower heart rate, reduce stress, boost the immune system and improve your overall wellbeing. Earl Of East hand pour their candles in their east London studio. The soy itself is GMO-free and comes from the USA and Europe (one of the problems with soy production has been deforestation in South America). The soy is then manufactured into soy wax in the UK. Their apothecary jars are also made in the UK by a family business outside of London. Soy wax also provides a more environmentally friendly alternative to paraffin wax candles, they are also better for health as fumes from paraffin wax candles can be toxic.