1. Why do you use soy wax?
Soy wax burns more slowly than traditional waxes which gives you more time with your candle. It does not cause black soot, and is naturally-derived. Soy wax is naturally biodegradable and can be cleaned up with soap and water.
2. I've heard candle wicks can have lead in them. Are the wicks safe to burn?
We only use braided cotton and paper threaded wicks that are lead free and zinc free. Carbon will naturally build up on the wick as the candle is burned which is why trimming the wick before each use is vital (it also helps keep your flame low).
3. I like the look of the candle jars, but I don't want a flame.
Understandable! We have wax melts available in each scent but if you like the look of the candle jar you can still enjoy our products by placing the glass jar on a candle warmer. As the wax burns off in the jar you can trim the wick to clean up the interior look. Please follow your candle warmer's instructions.
4. How could I reuse or recycle the containers with the wick and wax leftover?
Soy wax is naturally biodegradable! You can recycle your clamshell wax melt containers with your regular plastic recyclables or rinse them out and use them for something like watercolor painting or to hold jewelry for travel.
Follow these steps to reuse your candle vessels:
- Scrape out any remaining wax with a butter knife or towel. Another way is to fill the container with hot, but not boiling, water and wait for the water to cool completely. The wax will float to the top of the water for you to take out as a puck.
- Remove the wick and wick tab (sticker). If the wick is not easily pulled out, just gently heat the bottom of the container with a hair dryer to warm the adhesive and then pull. Occasionally the wick may detach from the metal base during this removal, in which case you can remove the metal base with pliers.
- Wash the emptied container and lid with soap and water to remove any residue. If any adhesive remains you can use a removal product or even coconut or olive oil to gently remove the rest.
The containers can be reused, recycled, or upcycled! We do not recommend using the jars for any food uses unless the food is individually wrapped. Vessels could become utensil holders, paint brush rinse cups, decorative vases, craft storage containers, etc.! If you cannot find a use for them we suggest donating them to a local artist or community art center. Even our wax melt clamshells can be reused as jewelry storage for traveling, paint pallets, or seed storage.
5. Why do the candles have lids?
Replacing the lid on your candle after blowing out the flame and allowing it to cool will help your candle retain it's strong scent. The lids can come loose, so it's important to only move your candle by holding the entire jar once the container has cooled.