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Soy wax is a vegetable wax made from the oil of soybeans. Soy’s greatest advantage is that it is eco-friendly, renewable, American grown, sustainable, and carbon neutral.
Soy candles burn cleaner, last longer, and hold more fragrance. They contain no toxic chemicals or carcinogenic compounds. Soy wax is softer than paraffin wax and has a lower melting temperature. Soy wax cleans up easily with soap and hot water.
Soy wax has a memory. To prevent “tunneling” you must have a full melt pool before distinguishing the flame. A full melt pool means the wax has been heated long enough to reach the edge of the container. This usually occurs in about 1-2 hours. A full melt pool should be 1/8 to 1/4 inch deep which will allow the fragrance to disperse more completely into the room.
No candle can be “soot free”, but natural wax candles do have less soot. Anytime you add fragrance oils or dye, you will have soot. Most importantly, the soot from soy wax does not contain any toxins that are found in paraffin wax. To remove any discoloration from your container, wipe with a damp paper towel.
Is my candle sweating? Soy wax will release excess oil during temperature changes. A small pool of moisture will form on the top of the candle. This in no way will affect the burn ability of the candle. To remove the oil, use a paper towel and gently wipe it clean.
Frosting is a natural byproduct of a natural wax and in no way affects the burn ability or fragrance of a candle. It is caused by tiny crystal growth that forms on the top and sides of the wax.
The “mushroom” shape formed at the end of the candle wick after burning is the result of carbon buildup, where the flame consumes more wax than it can burn. If this occurs trim the carbon buildup off the wick between burnings.
Phthalate Free - Phthalates are used to dissolve fragrance raw materials when making fragrance oils. Recently there have been concerns that high levels of Phthalates can cause a host of health issues.
Average Burn Time for Candles
Beer Bottles 25 hours
Wine Bottles 80 hours
Liquor Bottles 80 hours
2 oz Containers 15 hours
8 oz Containers 30 hours
12 oz Containers 40 hours
21 oz Containers 80 hours
Wax Melts 60 hours
Olive oil is naturally nourishing for the skin and has a wide range of benefits from repelling bacteria to turning back the "hands of time".
Olive oil contains polyphenols and oleic acid which works to improve skin tone, texture and combat the signs of aging. Olive oil is so nourishing that it can replace the oils lost by the skin as we get older. This gives the complexion a smoother, plumped-up appearance which helps minimize wrinkles.
Olive oil soap can be used by everyone, from babies to the elderly. It is suitable for all skin types and is hypoallergenic.
Olive oil is rich in antioxidants and contributes to healthier skin. These antioxidants fight off free radicals and reduce oxidation, helping your body produce essential proteins to keep your skin clear, healthy and blemish free.
Olive oil is a natural source of Vitamins A and E which can help improve the appearance of your skin.
Olive oil is the perfect remedy for moisturizing dry patches and penetrating the skin without clogging pores.
The palm oil in our soaps is purchased from companies that comply with RSPO. We purchase food-grade oils that originate from plants that are farmed by sustainable growers. Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) can't clear “primary forests" or areas which contain endangered species or fragile ecosystems.