How do I use a lotion candle?

Simply let your candle burn until the wax melts out to the edge of the container.  When the lotion has formed a pool, extinguish the flame, and use your fingers to remove a small amount of the warm liquid. Rub the lotion into your hands and body and repeat as desired.

Care and Use of handmade soap.

Our handmade soaps do not contain preservatives or artificial hardeners.  Because our soaps do not contain all those fillers you will need to do the following to prolong the life of your soap.

  • Make sure your soap gets plenty of fresh air between uses.  The drier it gets, the longer it will last.
  • Keep your soap out of the stream of water and store your soap on a well-drained soap dish.
  • Store unused soaps away from the humid bathroom.  If it is packaged in a non-breathable material, unwrap it.

Care and Use of Pillar Candles

The first burn of your candle is important to establish the candle “memory” for future burns.  When you first light your pillar candle, let the candle burn within 1/4″of the outside edge, then extinguish the candle.  Pillar candles are designed to hold the wax within the center as it burns down the middle. Blow them out when they reach ¼” of the outside edge.

Care and Use of Container Candles

The first burn of your candle is important to establish the candle “memory” for future burns.  Once your candle is lit, do not blow it out until the top layer of the wax has melted all the way to across to the edge of the container.  Failure to achieve a full melt can contribute to tunneling.

Why does my candle tunnel down the center?

Candle tunneling can be caused by continuously short burning times.  This will result in a drowned wick and wasted wax.  Tunneling may make it difficult for the candle to get oxygen and stay lit.

Do I need to trim my candle wick?

Yes, an untrimmed wick can result in smoking or a flame that is too large.  If you wick end needs trimmed, extinguish the candle, allow the wax to harden and trim the wick.  Wicks that have not be trimmed may also develop a mushroom of carbon buildup on the tip.  Candle wicks should be trimmed to ¼” before each lighting.

What are the safety considerations when burning a candle?

  • Always burn candles within sight and always extinguish a candle before going to sleep or if it will be unattended.
  • Never burn candles near flammable items.
  • Keep candles away from children and pets
  • Pillar candles should not be placed inside of glass containers, they should stand on their own, but should still sit on a heat-resistant surface to catch the wax should it get bumped.
  • Candles should not be burned for longer than 4 hours.  Burn time should be reduced if you are burning smaller candles.
  • Keep the flame away from moving air.

How do you store your candle and what is its shelf life?

Candles should be stored in a cool, dark, and dry place.  Store them with a lid to keep them clean of dust and debris.  Highly fragrant candles have a life span of 6 to 12 months, but shelf life varies depending on the scent.

What is Candle Frosting?

Frosting is when a white crystalline layer forms on the surface of natural waxes, such as soy.  If you have ever seen the white-ish coating on chocolate, then you have an idea of what candle frosting looks like.  Frosting is often an indication that you are using 100% natural soy wax and is a natural byproduct that does not affect the burn or fragrance of your candle.

What is a wax melt?

Wax melts (or tarts) are scented pieces of wax that do not have a wick.  They are designed to be used in a wax warmer and will give off scent as they are slowly warmed.

How do I use a wax melt?

Simply place a cube or 2 of your wax melts in the warmer.  Then turn on the warmer and let the wax melt.  When you are finished using them, turn off the heat source and the wax will solidify until you are ready to use it again.

If the wax needs to be replaced, or you want to change scents, you just need to allow the wax to harden.  Briefly turn the heat back on to allow the wax to loosen and it should pop out of the warmer.  Wipe off any excess wax with a paper towel.

What kind of ingredients do you use in your bath and body products?

Each of our bath and body products are formulated from our custom recipes.  Ingredients will vary; however, many contain olive oil, coconut oil, or shea butter along with other skin loving oils and butters. Depending on the product, they may also include other ingredients like micas, fragrances, pumice, coffee grounds, activated charcoal and colloidal oatmeal.  Each product page has the full ingredients list available.

What kind of packing is used to seal your products?

Our products are shrink wrapped with a biodegradable polyolefin.  This film is built to biodegrade when exposed to light, wind, heat and moisture.

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