Candle Wax Information

Beeswax F.A.Q.’s
  • What’s that white dusty looking stuff on my candle?” All 100% beeswax candles will form what is called “bloom”. This is a light frosting effect that may look unpleasant but rest assured that it does not affect the way the candles burn or smell and only 100% beeswax will bloom. We like the way it looks but if you don’t you can wipe it off with a clean cloth (a balled up nylon works, or a micro-fiber cloth). 
 
Soy Wax
Soy is a sustainable and renewable resource and it’s production greatly benefits the American agricultural economy. Our soy wax is produced from plants grown in the U.S. with no herbicides or pesticides and is genetically un-altered. Soy wax is non-toxic and burns clean, slow and cool and won’t leave soot on your walls. It is bio-degradable and will clean up with hot water and soap – so you can wash out and re-use the container your candle comes in; or send it back to us and we’ll re-fill it for you!  
Our soy waxes:
•Are 100% vegetable, made with Pure Soybean oil 
•Are all natural and biodegradable.
•Are manufactured meeting FDA standards.
•Are Kosher Certified.
•Are NOT tested on animals.
•Contain NO palm wax.
•Contain NO petroleum, paraffin or beeswax products.
•Contain NO pesticides and NO herbicides.
•Contain NO toxic materials.
•Contain NO Genetically Modified Material.
•Are considered GRAS under the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act.
 
Soy Wax F.A.Q.’s
  • Why does my candle look dried out?” Similar to bloom on beeswax, frosting is a natural characteristic of soy. Frosting is a particular crystal growth of vegetable oils, which can cause the candle to look dry but is simply a characteristic of that crystal structure, and has nothing to do with the candle “drying out”. Frosting does not effect the scent throw or the burning properties of the candle. You can safely burn a candle with frosting without worry. To minimize frosting, try to keep your candle out of direct sunlight and florescent lighting. Even changes in the weather can cause additional frosting. It is almost impossible to stop 100% soy wax from frosting and is part of the soy experience! It’s not a flaw, and is unique to pure soy candles. It is a way that you can tell if your candle is really made with pure, all-natural soy wax. It is just one of the beautiful and natural features of this wonderful wax. And based on some informal, highly unscientific studies, a candle’s looks are not nearly as important as smelling good and lasting a long time.
  • “Why is my candle leaving so much wax on the sides of the container?” A soy container candle burning straight down the center, creating a tunnel, was not allowed to achieve a full melt pool on it’s first burn. All natural soy wax has a memory and if a soy candle is extinguished prior to allowing a full melt pool, all subsequent melt pools will not go past the first one. To leave the least amount of wax on the sides of the container, go for the full melt pool on the first burn. Just remember to burn the candle for a minimum of one (1) hour for every inch of it’s diameter to get it. All future burns should follow the first one’s path.