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what's in your candle + care

When it comes to the scent of our candles, we pride ourselves in using the cleanest ingredients in order to have a candle that won't harm your health, but still smells amazing. Our candles are handcrafted with a combination of pure essential oils and toxic-free perfume oils.  

 

There are five main “hazard groups” that we simply don't allow in our candles.

 

Phthalates: The 'everywhere' chemical that has concerning health effects isn't in our candles!

Carcinogens: These are materials known or thought to cause cancer.

Mutagens: Materials that change the DNA of a cell, harming the cell and causing diseases like cancer.

Reproductive toxins: Toxins that adversely affect reproductive organs and increase the risk of birth defects.

Organ toxins: These are toxins that can cause adverse effects or disease within specific bodily organs.

Acute toxins: Toxins that can cause adverse effects from a single exposure. Generally, this would be accidental exposure like spillage or ingestion.

Our candles are made with a coconut soy wax blend. (No paraffin or yucky toxins here!) In our search to find a safer alternative to the toxicity of regular candle wax: paraffin,  we discovered 100% soy wax as the most popular alternative. While it was a great choice as it is natural, we found that the candles made with 100% soy wax, burned too quickly and didn't have as strong as a scent release. This is why we made our candles with our coconut soy blend and cotton wicks; ensuring a long burn time and great scent throw! 

To learn more about our candle ingredients please click here. 

get the most out of your candle

The first time you burn your candle, you have it lit for at least 3-4 hours, or until the melt pool hits the inside of the mason jar glass. Every time you light the candle after, burn until the melt pool has re-established itself to the edge. This will prevent tunneling. Burn times vary depending on temperature of location and air flow, try to keep away from AC units and Fans.

Due to our candles being made from a natural wax, prolonged exposure to ultra violet rays will cause discoloration. We suggest keeping out of direct sunlight.

trim your wick

TRIM YOUR WICK EVERY SINGLE TIME!. If you are experiencing problems with smoking or your wick staying lit, it usually means your wick needs a trim. Wicks should be kept at 1/4" at all times. Your wick should be trimmed every 4 hours of burn time. This helps keep the flame the appropriate size for safety, and the longest possible burn time.

safety

To prevent fire, burn within sight. Have distance from things that catch fire. Keep away from children and pets. Burn on heat safe surface. For best results, burn until wax melts evenly across container not exceeding 4 hours. Keep wax pool free of debris. Avoid drafts, AC's, and fans. Never touch or move a hot candle with your bare hands!

cleaning & recycling

Follow these instructions:

It is safest to retire your candle with 1/2" of wax remaining at the bottom of the jar. 

1. Stick your jar into the freezer for a minimum of three hours or longer (we leave ours overnight) As the wax cools, it shrinks, allowing it to remove from glass. 

2. Use a butter knife to crack the wax and loosen up the wax.

3. Use your butter knife to pry out remaining wax and pop wick tab out from the bottom.

4. Use hot, soapy water to get any remaining residue cleaned up. 5. Reuse into anything you want!