Today we wanted to talk about candle safety. Many people do not see this as a serious issue, but many people have lost homes and lives from unsafe candle use.
First we will talk about where to burn your favorite candles. This includes jar candles, candle melts, and candles without containers. Anything involving fire and/or hot wax should be kept off the ground and at a safe height. We recommend candles and melts be kept high enough that children and pets can not reach them. Hot wax and fire could cause very serious injuries to loved ones and should never be something you should worry about having in the house. Decorative candle holders should always be sturdy and trusted not to fall causing accidents.
To extinguish a candle the best method is always to snuff out the flame with a snuffer. Blowing on a flame or using water can splatter hot wax or cause a flame flare up. A candle should always be put out before you leave a room unattended for a long period of time. If you need to leave a room a candle should never be carried to a new room. This can cause your hand to be burnt due to a hot jar or cause the hot wax inside to splash.
For more safety tips we recommend you go to this link: http://candles.org/fire-safety-candles/candle-safety-rules/
For this week we wanted to share what goes into our products and how we get the end product. We work to buy the best quality ingredients for our wax base. All of our candles and melts have organic beeswax and organic coconut oil. We use liquid dyes to give our products the best color possible.
All of our products cure for at least 1 week to ensure a good burn. Curing allows the scent to reach its best quality and allows the wax to burn easier. All products are labeled after setting telling when their curing period is over. This helps us to keep track of inventory and give customers an idea of when certain products will be ready for sale.
Paraffin wax is made of petroleum by-product which is the waste from the production of crude oil. Candles made from this wax produce soot that will become airborne and cause damage to the lungs. Many candles made in China and other countries outside of the US are made with paraffin wax and lead wicks. The combination of these two factors can cause lung damage and other serious medical issues.
It is hard to believe that this business has been around for a whole year! We started out in a kitchen using a microwave to melt our wax and now we have a special wax melter and other equipment to help us be more efficient. We have moved into our own workshop and we are working very hard to get organized and ready to take on the next year. We are going to get into a better posting schedule and we hope to show you more of our personal lives and behind the scenes. Watch our instagram and facebook for winter collection and some other fun posts! We also have some educational blog posts planned for this month as well!
Most colleges will not allow candles or really anything else with a flame int dorm rooms. (For obvious reasons.) We understand this, but sometimes we miss the beautiful scents and the ability to change the mood of the room in dorms.
This will no longer be a problem with the help of candle melts and a nice electric warmer. Yes, you read right. Electric burners are perfect for dorm rooms or really anyone uncomfortable with a flame.
Small children? Pets? Forgetful? These are no longer problems. With no flame you have more freedom to leave your candle melts burning with the confidence that there will be no possible fire accidents. They even make warmers with built in timers! You could easily turn it on, set the timer, and trust that your melts will stay safe and not be much of a hassle.
Starting in October we will be raising money for a new charity every month. We would greatly appriciate any suggestions and favorite trusted charities. All profits for the melts themed for the charity will be donated. There will be a limited amount of these products.
Should we do preorders for these products?
Should we do anything else special for these products?
Questions or suggestions?
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This month's featured product is our Beach Vacation candle!
Custom orders are a good way to know that our customers are getting exactly what they want from us. And the process is simpler than some people would believe! You will never have to go through a process where you need to be approved and you will (almost) never get turned down for a custom order. (Please see below for our conditions)
And now (as promised) our conditions:
-no vulgar shapes (such as genitals or inappropriate gestures) due to us displaying the custom work we do
-no last minute requests (it takes time for us to find exactly what you need and get it shipped to us) unless you are willing to pay more for your order
-no awful smells (such as fart, skunk spray, etc) due to the fact that I do this out of my home and would prefer to keep my house smelling nice
To congratulate the class of 2018 (also our own class) we have a coupon going until the end of July. All you have to do is type "ClassOf2018" into the coupon slot at checkout and you get 18% off your entire order! We hope everyone is enjoying their summer and that everyone will enjoy this coupon. All comments and questions will be answered as soon as possible, so don't be shy. We love hearing from you guys!