SOY CANDLES - WHAT YOU WANT TO KNOW...
WHAT MAKES TH AND R CANDLES SPECIAL?
All candles made by tH and R are 100% soy wax with no chemical additives or stabilizers added to the wax.
WHY SOY WAX?
Soy wax derived from a vegetable - soybeans. Soy is a renewable resource harvested right here in the US. Soy wax is biodegradable and cleans up with soap and water. Soy wax has a lower melting point than other waxes thus lasting longer. Soy candles are believed to be safer for your health because they don’t have chemical byproducts released into the air when burned.
WHAT ELSE IS IN YOUR CANDLES?
We use 3 ingredients - soy wax, lead free cotton wicks, and premium quality fragrance/essential oil blends. Nothing else. No chemicals, no additives, nothing you can't pronounce. That is very important to us.
CAN MY CANDLES TURN YELLOW OR FADE?
All our candles are made using natural products and contain no ultraviolet stabilizers. In bright sunlight or under florescent lights they can turn yellow or have the natural color of the wax fade. This does not change the scent or degrade the candle in any way.
DO SOY WAX CANDLES HAVE MORE SCENT?
Soy wax holds more scent than paraffin wax. Soy wax holds 10% per weight as compared to paraffin wax which holds 6% per weight. This means our candles are more intense and will fill your home or office with long-lasting fragrance.
HOW DO I MAKE MY SOY CANDLES LAST LONGER?
Soy wax candles burn longer as long as wick trimmed appropriately to ¼ - ⅛ inch before each burning and the candle is allowed to burn until the wax pool (melted wax) reaches the edge of the container.
WHAT IS A WAX POOL?
A wax pool is the area of melted wax that forms while burning a candle.
HOW DO I PREVENT MY CANDLE FROM TUNNELING?
Tunneling is when a candle “burns down the middle”, or more specifically, when the wax does not melt all the way to the edge. In order to prevent tunneling, you should burn your candle for one hour per inch of container diameter when you first light it. For example if container is 3 inches in diameter then candle needs to burn 3 hours the first time. If not, the wax will never melt past the first wax pool and thereby cause tunneling.
HOW DO I MAINTAIN MY WICK?
Keep wicks trimmed each time you use candle to prevent mushrooming from the previous burning.
WHY SHOULD I READ CANDLE LABELS?
Unless a candle specifically says 100% soy, it usually contains paraffin wax or other stabilizers. Labels stating that a candle is soy can be very misleading and may mean that the candle is actually a soy/paraffin blend.
7.5oz Glass Jar burns approx. 40-45 hours
5oz Travel Tin burns approx. 35-40 hours
Trim wick to 1/4 - 1/8 inch before lighting candle each time. Keep candle free of any foreign materials including matches and wick trimmings. Only burn candle on a flat, level surface. Do not burn for more than 4 hours at a time.