Seed Paper Planting Instructions

Did you know our Freedom candle comes with a seed paper dust cover? Seed paper is a special eco paper made from post-consumer materials embedded with wildflower seeds. When you plant the paper in a pot of soil or outside in a garden, the seeds in the paper germinate and grow into wildflowers that are a beautiful reminder of new beginnings. The paper itself will biodegrade and no waste will be left behind, only flowers to enjoy!


1. Prepare

The seed paper can be planted indoors or outdoors. If using your Freedom candle jar, once you have burned through your candle, wipe the jar clean of remaining wax and remove the metal wick tab and wick sticker at the bottom with a butter knife. Fill your clean, empty candle vessel 3/4 full with potting soil. You want the container to be firmly full, but not packed.


2. Plant

Take your plantable paper and cover the soil in the prepared jar with the paper. Water the paper to moisten. Spread a 1/8 inch layer of soil over the plantable paper pieces and press down gently.


3. Water

After adding the top soil, give it a good soak. You want the paper and the soil to be nicely damp but not swimming in water. During the first 10 days, keep the paper moist at all times. The water is necessary for germination. Sprouts can appear in as little as 72 hours, and full maturity to bloom can be about 12-14 weeks


4. Care

Once sprouts appear, continue to keep the paper moist but be careful not to overwater. Keep in an area with plenty of sun. Once sturdy plants appear, water as needed.