About Our Candles & FAQ's

 

Each of our candles is made by hand using premium botanical wax and curated scents, is cured and aged to perfection, then tastefully packaged in sustainable materials.

And they smell good.

 
Our botanical wax blend is:
  • A non-toxic blend of several types of plant-based waxes.
  • Sourced only from sustainable crops.
  • Naturally matte in appearance - we use no additives.
  • Clean burning and biodegradable.
  • Completely free of animal derived substances.
  • Not tested on animals. 
  • Best stored and used at room temperatures between 72°F-80°F/22°C-26°C.
Our glass candle containers are:
  • Made in facilities that use natural gas and solar powered energy.
  • 100% soda-lime glass with at least 30% recycled content.
  • Hand-made with mechanical assistance.
  • Colored using lead free paints.
  • Reusable and recyclable.
  • Easy to hand-wash in warm soapy water. 
Our fragrances are:
  • Unique in-house formulations of candle-safe infusions with natural essential oils. #smellsgood
  • Carefully curated to provide a memorable fragrance experience.
  • Phthalate-Free.
  • Exceptional and should be enjoyed frequently.

Our candles are produced by hand in our workshop, one at a time, under the watchful eye of our cat.  If you have an animal sensitivity or allergy, please let us know.  It would be our pleasure to work with you to produce a candle that meets your needs.

 As with any handcrafted item, minor product imperfections and variances are considered typical and desired as an expression of it's authenticity.

  

We are carbon-neutral.    We are low-waste.     We give back.

 

FAQ's:

A: Our candles emit a noticeable aroma in your space, but it will not be as strong as a spray-type air freshener or a candle made with petroleum-based wax (paraffin) or synthetic fragrances. As with most plant-based wax candles, the scent becomes most noticeable after burning for approx 1 hour.  The longer the burn, the stronger the scent will become.  Never burn a candle for longer than 4 hours at a time.

A: With each burn, be sure to let the wax melt completely to the edge of the jar before extinguishing.

A: Our candles burn steadily and cleanly when properly trimming the wick before each use and burned in a draft-free area.  Trim the wick to 1/4" prior to each light, and burn only for the recommended amount of time.

A: Carefully remove the wick stem with a wick trimmer tool or pliers.  Empty all remaining wax into your bin or compost, but never pour any wax down a drain as it will clog pipes.  Wash the jar with warm soapy water.  Do not put colored jars in a dishwasher.

A: Candle breakage or melting during shipping is a huge problem for many candle makers.  We have carefully selected renewable, compostable packaging material that will properly protect your candle during shipment or while on a shelf in a store.  While we use a bit of packaging material to keep your candle safe, it helps us to nearly eliminate breakage and significantly reduce the overall amount of rubbish generated as a byproduct of our candles. 

A: Yes, this is normal and desired.  Our wax formula does not include any additives that many soy or other candles use to provide a shiny top.  Our wax develops a flat, matte finish as it ages and will develop crystalline frosting. 

A: Plant-based waxes expand and contract with changes in temperature.  What has likely happened is the candle got a chill and the wax shrank, creating a "wet spot" near the glass.  This is only cosmetic, and does not affect the burn or quality of the candle.

A: You should never use the lid to extinguish a candle.  Instead, carefully use a candle snuffer or gently blow out the candle.

A: While the candle lid may seem to make an excellent coaster for the candle, do not put the lid under a burning candle as it may trap heat within the lid cavity and create a fire hazard.  Burn your candle only on a stable, heat resistant surface.  

A: It is very important to trim (cut) the wick before each lighting.  Like with most candles, cleanly and evenly  cut the wick so only 1/4" of it is exposed above the surface of the wax.  This can be done with scissors, nail clippers, or a wick trimming tool.  Wait for a candle to completely cool before touching it to trim the wick.

A: No.  Our ingredients are non-toxic, however the high concentration of scent oil may irritate skin or cause a rash.  Always check with your dermatologist as to what is safe to use on your skin. Never eat candle wax.