At The Chandler's Key, we make it a priority to create fragrant, clean candles - a great product worth the price. We use all-natural soy wax, phthalate-free fragrance oils and lead-free cotton wicks. Our candles do not contain paraffin, dyes, phthalates or anything harmful to you or your home. Burning something carelessly could be extremely harmful, so please heed all warnings on the labels and remember, candles must be burned with caution and within sight.
WHY IS A SOY WAX CANDLE BETTER? Ever wonder why some candles leave a black soot around the glass and make your home dirty? It's because many candles on the market are made with paraffin wax. Paraffin wax is a by product of petroleum which is actually toxic. One of the most famous benefits of soy candles is how clean they burn. Soy wax doesn't not produce the black soot like paraffin does.
PROMOTING AMERICAN FARMERS. Soy beans are grown in American fields, and processed into soy wax in the USA as well.
COST EFFECTIVE. In many cases soy wax candles can be more cost effective than paraffin. Not only in quality, but in quantity too. 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.
GREAT SCENT THROW. When it's said that a candle scent "throws well", this means it fills the room with a strong, lasting scent. Soy wax candles not only have a great scent throw, but also have a cleaner smell.
SOMETIMES SLIGHTLY IMPERFECT. Our candles all have their own personalities. Soy - being natural - is eccentric, so each candle may differ slightly in texture and appearance. Some of the fragrance oils used have a darker color or hue, which produces a slightly darker colored candle. Sometimes they may not appear smooth on top after cooling – but this is due to the natural ingredients that we use. All of our candles are made completely by hand and the end result is a long-lasting, clean-burning candle.
Wet spots... Wet spots happen when the wax cures away from the glass, due to temperature, etc. Our candles still smell and burn amazing, they just look a little different. Wet spots happen - 100% natural products are not perfect.
Crystallization or Frosting... Soy Wax has a natural frosting look. Known as blooming, white marks, frosting, mottling or crystallization, soy wax frosts over as it ages. This is a unique and natural characteristic of 100% soy wax candles. As vegetable oils such as soy wax age, the oil forms crystals which appear as a white frosting similar to water frost on windows. It can give a candle a dry look. This is due to the structure of the growing crystals. Anything that speeds up the aging process will cause the candle to frost quickly; this includes sunlight and dramatic changes in weather. Other than affecting the appearance of the candle, it does not affect the burning or fragrance of the candle.
WHAT IS A NOTE? Fragrance oils are classified by their "notes" or scent characteristics. Notes are classified by top notes (first impression, evaporates the quickest), middle notes (heart of the fragrance, most prominent) and base notes (makes the scent last, its scent that lingers even when extinguished). A perfect combination of these three notes is what makes a fragrance lasting and appealing.
CARING FOR YOUR HOPE CANDLE. Please remove all packaging prior to use. Before each lighting after the first, trim wick to ¼ inch. Trimming the wick will also help extend the life of your candle. Never leave a burning candle unattended. Keep away from children and pets. Burn on a heat-resistant surface, away from drafts, vents or combustibles. Keep wax free of debris. Discontinue burning when only ½ inch of wax remains. Don't pick up, touch or move a candle that has been burning for a while, the glass may be hot and we don't want you to burn yourself. Always store your candle in a cool, dry place away from warm temperatures and direct sunlight. Soy melts at 110 degrees Fahrenheit so plan your storage and burning spaces accordingly.
FIRST TIME BURN INSTRUCTIONS. To get the most of your candle and to prevent “tunneling” for the first burn, allow enough time for the wax to melt completely across the top creating an even “wax pool”. Even after burning properly, wax may be left along the side of the glass vessel – it should melt away with more burn sessions. If you extinguish your candle before it creates a full wax pool, it will remember where it burned to and you won't get the maximum burning time out of the candle.
DISCLAIMER: Please use care when burning your candle, heed the warnings on the jars and never, ever leave a burning candle unattended or within a foot of something that could catch on fire.