What are some of the benefits of soy candles?
Soy wax burns cleaner that paraffin wax. Soy wax candles do not give off the black soot often seen when burning paraffin candles. Soot is the grayish-black smoke that comes from traditional candles when ignited. Soy candles are all natural and do not contain any toxins, so no soot will come of them. This means a clean and healthy burning candle.
Promoting American Farmers:
Soy beans are grown right here in the USA and they are processed into soy
wax in the USA as well.
Soy not only burns cleaner, but slower, too. A soy candle can burn up to twice as long (sometimes even more!) than paraffin, giving you twice the candle, meaning you get more for your money when you buy soy!
Soy is everywhere these days in our food (milk, burgers, cereal, pasta and teas) to name a few. Why not trade in those paraffin wax candles for an all natural, non-toxic, kid and pet safe, biodegradable product!
Can I send a candle as a gift?
Absolutely! If you would like a hand-typed gift note or if it's going directly to the giftee, just make a note at checkout and we will not include a sales receipt. .
Do you ship Internationally?
WARM WEATHER SHIPPING
We do not use synthetic stabilizers or waxes. We do not formulate our light and fluffy body butters with any beeswax. As a result, our delicate natural products packaged in plastic jars and metal tins are sensitive to temperature changes. During very warm weather, products may soften or even melt in transit as they sit in warm mail trucks, mailboxes or on front porches. Since melting is a natural reaction to heat and we have no control over the conditions during transit or delivery, please understand that we cannot be responsible for melted products. We have the same problem as companies who make and ship fine chocolates during summer months!
WHAT TO DO ABOUT MELTING
On sunny or warm days it is best to refrigerate BEFORE opening the jars or tins. If you open items, especially those in tins, to check if melting has occurred, they may spill out and make a mess! The quality and healing properties of our products are not affected by melting.
Whipped Butters: Place it in the refrigerator. The melting will not affect the quality of the whipped butter as a great moisturizer, but the whipped consistency will change. It will become more like a body balm.
Whipping adds tiny air bubbles (just like whipping cream) that increase the size, lighten the density and change the texture, making the butter light and fluffy. If a whipped product melts, the air bubbles are collapsed, so the volume is decreased. So although the jar was filled to the top, if the butter melts, there will be less volume in the container. The container may actually look half full. We have had customers scoop out the butter and whip it back up with an electric whisk beater. The butter has to be very cold for this to work.
Sugar Scrubs: Place in the refrigerator. As it begins to harden up--give it a stir and place it back in the refrigerator until firm. Again because it is a whipped product, the container will have less volume as the whipped butters melt. As a result, most products shipped in warm weather arrive without melting. But please understand, there is no way that we can ship products to completely control for the high heat temperatures of summer, trucks and mailboxes.
WHY DOES THE MELTING PROBLEM EXIST?
One of my biggest challenges as a formulator of natural skin care products is controlling the effect of outside temperature. There are times I create an excellent product during the cold winter only to discover the product is too soft in the summer.
Many commercial products contain phthalates to stabilize and maintain viscosity (thickness), cocamide DEA, MEA to thicken, stabilize and emulsify, petroleum based oils and waxes to thicken and stabilize and other additives to insure that their products maintain the same consistency through all temperature variations. Our natural organic products do not contain these or any other synthetic additives.
Our balms, whipped butters, high in natural oils and butters, are formulated to be a semi-soft solid at room temperature. When applied to our warm skin, they instantly melt, providing an emollient, nourishing and penetrating product.
Note: Melted butters may not be returned.
How long does it take for my order to arrive?
Our products are hand-made, hand-labeled, etc. All of our products
are made fresh so please allow 10-14 Business Days for your order. Our
goal is to process all orders as quickly as possible.
How can I track my order?
You will receive an email with tracking information once your order has shipped. If for some reason you did not receive this information, let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send it over.
Do you offer wholesale?
Yes! Please Contact us and we will send you the Pricing for wholesale.