Why soy & beeswax?
We use cosmetic-grade, non-GMO, herbicide- & pesticide-free soy wax from soybeans grown in the USA, because soy is a beautiful, creamy wax that makes a lovely, clean-burning candle. Soy wax is also carbon-neutral, non-toxic, biodegradable, and a renewable resource.
We also use ethically harvested beeswax, because it creates a longer-burning candle, and recent studies suggest that burning beeswax releases negative ions which actually purify the air. We are also avid beekeepers with several hives, and are advocates for sustainable agriculture and the preservation of the honeybee.
How are your candles made?
Our candles are made entirely by hand in our small studio in Salem, Illinois. We measure and melt the wax in small batches, blend in the fragrance, then hand-pour the wax into vessels which we have previously wicked. After the candle has set up and cured we polish the glass with a soft cloth then box it up.
What do you use to scent your candles?
We use skin-safe, phthalate-free fragrance oils and essential oils. Our fragrance oils are California Proposition 65 compliant.
Do you add dye to your candles?
Our candles are free of any dyes or colorants. In addition to being a more natural product, our naturally cream-colored candles will fit beautifully with any decor.
What is the best way to burn your candles?
Soy wax has a 'memory' - if you don't allow your candle to burn long enough that the melted wax extends nearly to the edge, it will begin to tunnel and may not burn evenly. We recommend that you burn your candle for 3 to 4 hours each time, allowing it to cool completely before relighting, and trim the wicks to 1/4" before each lighting.
Can your candle containers be reused?
Our containers can be refilled and repurposed when you're finished burning the candle. Soy wax residue can easily be cleaned out with hot water and dish soap. Both the glass and marble can be used as vases, pencil holders, toothbrush or makeup brush holders, pots for succulents, or any number of other beautiful uses.
Do you have a satisfaction guarantee?
We guarantee that you will be delighted with our products. Our exceptional reputation is important to us and we want everyone to have a great experience with our candles. We know you'll love them, but if for any reason you're dissatisfied we'll be happy to refund your purchase price, not including any shipping charges.
Do you give to any charities?
We feel strongly about giving back and sharing paradise with the hungry and impoverished. We are proud to donate quarterly to Heifer International, whose mission is to empower families to turn hunger and poverty into hope and prosperity by bringing sustainable agriculture and commerce to areas with a long history of poverty. Learn more at www.heifer.org