These candles are handcrafted on a Christmas Tree Farm using real fir needles harvested from the Christmas trees. These candles are 100% SOY and contain fresh and/or dried fir needle powder lending a unique quality to these candles. It's not easy or quick but it is worth it. If you are looking for the most authentic fir needle candle for the holidays this is it! Best seller in our Blowing Rock, NC store for years! Make great gifts! This truly is a "Christmas Tree in a Jar!" Made in USA!