What is the best and safest way to burn my candle?
Burn the candle for up to 4 hours at a time. For shorter burns, wait for the wax to melt evenly to the sides of the jar before blowing out the wick to ensure an even melting pool. After burning and once the wax has cooled, replace the lid to prevent discoloration of the wax.
Each 8oz candle burns for up to 50 hours.
I chose to work with soy for a number of reasons. Soy wax is renewable; it burns evenly and clean without leaving soot on the jar or in the air and it burns longer than paraffin wax. I like working with soy because it’s natural and non-toxic and versatile for candles and skin moisturizer or massage oil.
Do you use essential oils?
I use fragrance oils that have components of essential oils but I don’t use essential oils exclusively. Fragrance oils, especially those that are specifically designed for soy wax candles, have a stronger scent throw. Essential oils are more likely to evaporate in the hot wax because the flash point of those oils is so low.
Are the fragrance oils phthalate free?
Yes, all fragrance oils are phthalate free. Phthalates are a group of chemicals used to make plastics more flexible and as solvents for other raw materials. High levels of phthalates have recently been linked to health issues, especially in children. There are no regulations against their use in candles but I choose not to use them in keeping with the natural and skin-safe mission of all of my products.
How fragrant are the candles?
My candles fill a medium-sized room with true scent for the entire burning period. For larger rooms or those with higher ceilings, I recommend 2 candles. Read the product descriptions for info on which scents are stronger than others. Natural soy wax candles do not have the same scent throw as paraffin candles. My candles are fragrant but not overpowering and can be enjoyed every day for longer burning times.
Can the jars be reused?
Yes, each glass jar is reusable. When the wax melts to ¼ inch, discontinue burning. Use a butter knife to scratch the wax and place the jar in the freezer. When wax freezes, it shrinks and therefore will pull away from the edges and bottom of the jar. The wax and wick will come out after 10-15 minutes of freezing and you can use warm soapy water to fully clean the jar.
Burn your candle to the end, clean the jar and send it back with the sticker still on the bottom for a free refill of your favorite scent.