Frequently Asked Questions
Candle Safety Tips
What kind of wax do you use?
There are many types of candle waxes. We use organic, soy wax—here’s why:
How do you scent your candles?
There are two ways to scent candles. We use all-natural fragrance oils. The other is essentials oils, which we love—and are working on another line of essential oil candles. But essential oils aren't made specifically for candles, so it takes time to develop stable formulas to ensure the highest quality product.
Why are all of your candles the same color?
We love color, too! But we keep as many extra ingredients out of candles as possible, including pigments and dyes. Plus, we like classic ivory--it's so elegant, yet simple!
Are all-cotton and wooden wicks better than lead-based wicks?
Absolutely. And if you didn’t know that a lot of candles have lead-based wicks, then we’re so glad you found our site. Most lower-end candle manufacturers use lead-based wicks and we all know how bad that stuff is in paint. Why would we want to burn it in our homes? All of our wicks are either 100% cotton or wooden.
My wooden wick is crackling and popping—is this normal?
Yes! It crackles the same as a camp fire does, only on a much smaller scale. Remember to keep the wicks trimmed to 1/4 inch.
Help—my wooden wick candle is changing color!
Don't worry—your candle is perfectly normal, and there is nothing to be concerned about. You're witnessing a natural process, without chemicals. The combustion caused by burning a candle naturally colors the melted wax and is completely normal. If you burn a wood-wick candle and this doesn't happen, there might be chemicals or dyes at work!
We use modern whiskey glasses as our containers, because, why not?
Your candles don't smell super strong—why is that?
Our candles are scented with all natural, fragrance oils. We purposely choose more subtle, mature scents. Sometimes, candles have a stronger cold scent throw (when the candle isn’t lit) and sometimes they have a stronger hot scent throw (when the candle is lit). So, don’t always judge a book by its cover. Most importantly, your nose adjusts without you noticing. If you leave the room and return, you will notice that it had a nice scent all along.
Some candle manufacturers make their candles super-strong so they can attempt to mask other smells—that isn’t us. Our candles won’t mask any odors, as we do not add any chemical additives to deodorize or use unnatural scents that contain harsh chemicals. Our goal is to simply add to your already beautiful home.
How long do your candles burn?
People leave candles lit for different amounts of time, so burn times vary. For cotton wick candles, you can expect a burn time of about 70+ hours. For wooden wicks, you should see 60+ hours. Remember that when you burn a candle, you should burn it for a few hours—melting the wax to the edge (or close). This will allow you to take full advantage of the entire candle, and it will also increase the overall scent throw due to the larger pool of melted wax.