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What type of wax we use of our candles?
We use soy wax for our candles. Soy wax is softer than paraffin wax with a lower melting temperature burns up to 50% longer than wax refined from crude oil. For our candles we use EcoSoya CB-Advanced Soy, which is made from pure 100% soybeans. Our soybean wax is a 100% natural, 100% renewable resource unlike the more common petroleum-based paraffin wax. Soybean wax is clean, safe, non-toxic and biodegradable. They have a beneficial environmental impact, in that they return nitrogen to the soil. The advantage of Soybean wax is that it liquefies across the surface of the container as the candle burns causing better fragrance disbursement.
Keep wick trimmed to 1/8 inch at all times. The wick should be trimmed every 4 hours of burn time. First, extinguish the flame; let the candle come to room temperature and trim the wick to 1/8 of inch before relighting.
Keeping the wick trimmed at all times helps control the amount of “fuel” or wax that is present. By keeping the amount of fuel limited, the flame will create ideal complete combustion where carbon particles are absorbed by the flame. This means less soot is formed while the candle is burning. The formation of soot has nothing to do with the type of wax (soy, paraffin, vegetable, or other) as all burning items create soot as a product of incomplete combustion. It all has to do with the quality of the wick and the proper care of the candle!
How long should I burn a candle?
Candles should not be burned for more than four hours at a time. It is recommended that they burned for four hours, then extinguished and let cool for two hours before relighting. Always extinguish a candle if the flame gets too close to the candleholder or container. For a margin of safety, discontinue burning a candle when 2 inches of wax remains (½ inch if a container candle or jar candle).
Is candle soot harmful?
No. The minuscule amount of soot produced by a candle is the natural by product of incomplete combustion. Candle soot is composed primarily of elemental carbon particles, and is similar to the soot given off by kitchen toasters and cooking oils. These everyday household sources of soot are not considered a health concern, and are chemically different from the soot formed by the burning of diesel fuel, coal, gasoline, etc.
Why do some candles have metal-core wicks?
Metal-core wicks are sometimes used in container candles and votives to keep the wick upright when the surrounding wax liquefies during burning. Today’s metal-core wicks are made with either zinc or tin. Scientific studies have repeatedly shown both zinc- and tin-core wicks to be safe and non-toxic.
Do not leave lit candles unattended
Keep burning candles away from children and pets
Candles should be kept away from drafts and flammable materials
Place candles on heat resistant surfaces – use a tile on wood tabletops
Citronella: As a natural insect repellent, citronella candles are an effective way to keep pesky mosquitoes away from decks, campsites, and other outdoor areas. Infused with the oil of the citronella plant, this classic scent combines a top note of green citrus with a bottom note of fresh clean camphor. This fragrance oil is infused with natural citronella essential oil.
Citron Mandarin: Fresh and zesty! The Citron and Mandarin Fragrance oil combines orange, grapefruit, and a hint of lemon into a well balanced, sophisticated citrus fragrance.
Fig Tree: It's a little earthy, a little clean, a little sweet - very sophisticated fragrance
Gardenia: The exquisite aroma of tropical Gardenia with a top note sweet and green and a floral body intense and rich truly capturing the natural aroma found in this beautiful flower.
Green Tea and Lemongrass: This bright and natural smelling citrus begins with a top note of orange Valencia, bergamot tea and plum wine. The heart combines jasmine, violet, lavender and orange flowers. The dry down is a clean citrus musk.
Honeysuckle Jasmine: Bright and lively with just the right amount of softness and warmth. Sensually sweet Jasmine completes the beautiful floral fragrance of the Honeysuckle Fragrance Oil.
Lavender Chamomile: A soothing, intricate, and strong fragrance. This herbal fragrance is a perfect addition to any natural or aromatherapy candle line.
Lavender: An enchanting meadow fringed with springs of lavender.
Lilac and Gardenia: A delicate blend of two classic floral fragrances that is soft and subtle.
Lilac: A summer's lilac bush in full bloom. It will remind you of a summer wedding.
Mimosa and Mandarin: The top sparkles with crisp dew fruit, mandarin oranges, tangerines and sweet berries. The heart combines a medley of pineapple, mimosa blossoms, peaches, plums, fruity jasmine and soft lavender. The base is a beautiful lily and vanilla.This fragrance oil is infused with natural essential oils, including Orange.
Orange and Goji Berry: This is an exquisite fragrance of fresh squeezed orange and the exotic yet pleasing tartness of Goji berries.
Peppermint and Eucalyptus: Invigorating blend with peppermint, patchouli, cedar wood and eucalyptus. This fragrance oil is infused with natural essential oils, including Cedarwood, Eucalyptus, Patchouli and Peppermint.
Rosemary: This fragrance oil is infused with natural cedar wood, eucalyptus, patchouli, and thyme essential oils
Sage and Pomegranate: A vibrant green floral with botanical sage, sweet pomegranate and tropical ferns.
Violet Lime: The sensual and luxurious aroma of violet blends with crisp, clean lime to produce this sophisticated fragrance.
What is Chalk Paint?
We use Annie Sloan Chalk Paint because it is so easy to work with. As we have been using it to paint our furniture we thought toe use it also to paint our mason jars. The beauty of chalk paint is that it is easy, fun and makes amazing results.
Is chalk paint safe?
Chalk Paint is eco-friendly too. It contains extremely low volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and has no odor.
Why are the teacups expensive?
Most of our teacups and glass containers are hand selected by myself and Greg at Antique markets from around the world and in NYC. We also buy a fair amount online as well. They are usually antique teacups that can be sold for $100 dollars for the cup alone. Each of our candle filled teacups are unique in that they are antique and poured by hand with scents we believe will complement the beauty of the cups themselves.
Because of the nature of antique items, sometimes they come to us already chipped or damaged in some slight way. We do our best to select pieces of the best quality, but sometimes the cup is so beautiful that we ignore and minor chips or dings in the cup, we hope that you agree with us as well. We do our best to make sure we document any of these problems in the descriptions of the pieces, but if we missed one and you’re not happy, we will work with you to make sure you, the customer are satisfied.