Frequently Asked Questions
Why cotton wicks?
Answer: Non-cored wicks are usually made of a braided or twisted cotton and considered the safest to burn. Cored wicks are usually made of cotton around a paper or metal core. Zinc, tin, and lead are standard compounds used in its composition
Why Soy wax?
Soy wax is derived from a soy bean, soy wax burns 25-50% longer than other waxes giving a very clean and even burn. The soy wax is non- toxic, non- carcinogenic. There are no pesticides, herbicides or genetically modified material. In fact it’s so natural the raw wax is actually edible (when these is no fragrance added the oil could be used for cooking) Also by using soy wax we are supporting farmers here in the USA!
All my other candles are made from paraffin or a paraffin blend is that bad?
Paraffin wax is derived from petroleum, and produces carcinogens. In 2009, a study by South Carolina State University found that burning OR melting paraffin wax gives off harmful fumes (toluene and benzene) which is linked to asthma and lung cancer.
What if my candle spills?
Soy wax can be cleaned from surfaces with hot water and soap. Although it is bio degradable it’s still wax! So avoid pouring down your drains.
Can you burn a candle too long?
We recommend burning your candle 4 hours at a time. Burning longer than recommended is dangerous when combined with improper wick trimming. Although we use a heat safe glass and improperly trimmed wick can create a high flame can fatigue the glass.
Why should I trim my wick?
Keep wick trimmed to 1/8 inch at all times. The wick should be trimmed every 4 hours of burn time. This will prevent the wick from “mushrooming” causing the candle to burn improperly.