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Questions you may have about 100% soy candles


  • What is so good about soy candles anyway?
    Soy is natural and helps the American farmer. Soy wax is better for you and better for the environment. In fact, In 2009, a study by South Carolina State University found that burning paraffin wax candles give off harmful fumes (toluene and benzene) which has been linked to asthma and lung cancer. 

  • What makes them smell so good?
    We use high quality, concentrated, fragrance oil in our wax that will fill the room with a robust scent. We make sure our oil vendors comply with global RIFM and IFRA standards.


  • I have received my order and my candle has a pool of oil on the top, is it melting?
    No, It's not. Our candles are made from 100% Soy wax. "Sweating" is a normal occurrence with 100% vegetable waxes. You can drain the pool from the top or blot the top of the candle with a paper towel. Once the candle has had its initial burn the sweating will be limited.


  • How long should the initial burn be?
    Great Question! The initial burn of the candle should be at least an hour. 
    Soy wax has a "memory" as to how it burns. After the initial burn, the candle should burn the exact same way each time it is lit. This helps to avoid, "Tunneling."


  • How long will my candle last?
    After several burn tests, our candles should last between 50-55 hours. Time can vary depending on the environment and any drafts in the room.


  • If you have any more questions, please feel free to contact us or visit  for more candle safety tips


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