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Why is trimming wicks so important?

Trimming your candle wicks is important for a variety of reasons. It helps lengthen the lifetime of your candle, helps to prevent sooting to give you a cleaner burn, and it keeps the flame from getting too high and out of control. 

  • Always trim your candle wick to 1/4" before each and every burn.
  • Keep your candle free from foreign objects and wick trimmings.
  • Only burn on a level, fire-resistant surface.
  • Never leave a candle burning unattended.
  • Keep away from children and pets.
  • Do NOT burn for more than four hours at a time.
  • Stop using when less than 1/2" of wax remains at the bottom of the jar.

Why did you choose wooden wicks?

Is there anything better than the soothing crackle of a wooden wick? If you've read the About section, you know I started this business out of a need to reduce my anxiety. Wooden wicks help with that. The wicks I use are organic, eco-friendly, made in the USA, and sourced from FSC certified mills. All of my main collections are made using wooden wicks, but I will have the occasional limited edition line using cotton wicks.

Why do you use coconut-soy wax?

High-quality, clean, and safe was my goal from the beginning of starting this business. I have worked with many varieties of wax, from 100% soy blends to other coconut-soy blends, but none of them compared to the blend I use now. This blend is all-natural (free of gluten, toxins, paraben, and phthalates), made in the USA, derived from renewable sources, and approved by the FDA. It's predominately coconut wax blended with a small amount of soy (to increase the melt point) and a minimal amount (less than 2%) of fully-refined food grade paraffin (this helps with the smooth tops). For those that see the word paraffin and grow concerned, no need. Fully-refined food grade paraffin is non-toxic and is found on many fruits in the grocery store.

What are scent notes?

There are three levels of notes in a candle: top, middle, and base. The middle and base notes are the ones that make up the true scent of a candle.

Top notes: This is the fragrance you notice when you first smell a candle or when it first burns.

Middle notes: These are considered the heart of the candle. These will appear as the candle burns away the top layer. These are the most prominent notes of the candle.

Base notes: This is the scent that lingers after the candle is blown out. It can take a few hours for the candle to reveal these notes.

How can I reuse my container?

This is my favorite part about reusable glassware! Here are some options:

  • Pencil/pen holder
  • Mini flower vase
  • Mini-planter (great for succulents)
  • Bathroom accessory (can hold cotton swabs, cotton balls, make-up brushes, etc.)
  • Catchall or trinket dish (for jewelry, keys, spare change, etc.)
  • Potpourri or scent ceramic bead container
  • Piggy bank

How do I remove the wax at the bottom of my jar?

There are a couple of ways to go about this. The easiest way is to boil some water (please be VERY careful not to burn yourself) and pour it into the container (about 1/3 full). This will loosen the wax so that it's easily removable. Once the water cools, remove the wax, and clean the jar with soap and water.

Another way to remove the wax is to put the jar in the freezer for a few hours and then dislodge the wax by rocking the wick clip back and forth. This will take a little work on your part. Once the wax is removed, clean the jar with soap and water. 

If you have a wax melter/warmer, you can also put the extra wax in there to get full use out of your candle!

NOTE: For the concrete jar, please note that these are sealed on the inside only, so be careful about how wet you get the outside of the jar. For the matte black and matte white jars, the outside of the jar is painted, so do not scrub the outside too hard or you risk scratching the paint.