Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How do I receive optimum results out of my candle?
A: Excellent question! Personally, I know that when I was growing up, my family was the type to light a candle in the morning and let it burn all day (if they were home). This is actually not recommended. To receive optimum results:
- Keep the wick trimmed to about ¼ of an inch
- Keep wax free of any foreign debris
- Never burn for more than 4 hours at a time
- Keep away from drafts
- Discontinue use when only ½ inch of wax remains
Q: What’s the big deal about soy wax vs paraffin wax?A: In short, soy wax is a more natural and vegan alternative. Derived from the soybean, soy wax is a hydrogenated vegetable oil that turns to a solid at room temperature. Soy wax contains nothing artificial, which makes it a better alternative to old-fashioned paraffin wax, which is made from petroleum oil and produces harmful by-products when burned or melted. Burning and/or melting paraffin releases at least 11 known toxins—two of which are carcinogens—into the air. Carcinogens are known to cause cancer in some people. Unlike paraffin wax, which gives off black soot when burned, soy wax burns cleaner.
Q: Can the jar be repurposed?
A: YES! When a 1/4" of wax remains, discontinue use of candle. Place your candle in the freezer, and once the wax hardens, it can be chipped out along with the wick. If there is more than a little bit of wax left, we recommend the "oven method" - place your candle in a warm oven and allow the wax to liquify. Carefully dump and compost the wax out and wipe clean. Soap and water can then be used to remove the wax residue. Use to store pens, plant succulents in or just recycle!