Soya beans are a renewable source and the wax is naturally bio-degradable and an eco-friendly product.
Soy also has “excellent fragrance-holding qualities” – that means our candles give a long-lasting and even scent during the time they burn, and they are cleaner burning and longer lasting than paraffin equivalents.
Soy wax burns cleaner than paraffin wax, which is made from crude oil, with no petrol-carbon soot that can blacken walls as well as releasing toxic carcinogens in to the air. Soy wax may shrink away from the container and this does not have any adverse affect on the candle, its quality or its effectiveness.
We don’t use colourants or dyes in our candles, so they are all white, or cream in colour, with a smooth and clean finish.
The only thing we add to the natural wax are essential oils and high quality fragrance oil. We don’t add any other chemicals or artificial additives to our individually handmade candles.
Our wicks are also 100% natural and are designed specifically to burn best in soy wax candles.
soy wax has the following benefits:
- It is 100% vegetable, made from pure soybean oil
- It burns longer and more cleanly than paraffin wax without soot build up
- It is natural, biodegradable and free from pesticides and herbicides
- It is produced without genetically modified material
- It is easy to clean up with soap and hot water, eliminating the need for solvents
- It is not subject to animal testing
- It is a renewable, sustainable resource
In the little system that is a burning candle, the wick acts as the pump and pipeline that delivers the fuel (the melted wax) to the engine (the flame) through a process called capillary action.
Different styles and sizes of wicks act as different kinds of pipelines. Some allow lots of fuel to flow quickly through a big “pipe”…others pump more slowly through a smaller “pipe.” Just like the engine in your car, if you give the flame too much or too little fuel, it will burn poorly, or sputter out. The balance of fuel and flow needs to be just right – and that is the wick’s primary purpose – delivering the melted wax to the burning flame.
Essential Aromatics is continually testing its candles and wicks to ensure that the burn is even and that the wax melts evenly without burrowing. It is important to follow the manufacturer’s instructions on wick trimming as this will allow even and cost effective burning. Trimming the wick when necessary helps in the even burn.
Our wick manufacturers have been in business for over 100 years and it is their expertise which enables us to develop and manufacture the best candles available.
- Made from 100% pure Eco Soy Wax (made in England)
- Sustainable and Eco Friendly from sustainable soy beans
- Lead Free Wicks (Our wick suppliers have been in business for over 100 years)
- Good for the Environment ..Great for You… no petrochemicals
- Easy to clean out the container with hot soapy water to encourage recycling
- Excellent Value for Money
- Long Lasting with no burrowing as soy wax melts to an even pool
- Fantastic Fragrance Throw (we use only the best essential oils and fragrances)
- Clean burning (always trim the wick for a stronger flame)
Never leave a candle unattended
- Keep away from pets and children, keep away from flammables, trim wick to 1cm before lighting, snuff out.
- Do not burn down to the metal, leave 5mm of wax, do not leave on shelves or windowsills
We hope you enjoy using our candle but please be aware of following candle safety.
If in doubt, contact us for further details
CANDLE FIRE SAFETY RULES
- Always keep a burning candle within sight. Extinguish all candles when leaving a room or before going to sleep.
- Be sure the wick ember is no longer glowing
- Never burn a candle on or near anything that can catch fire. Keep burning candles away from furniture, drapes, bedding, carpets, books, paper, flammable decorations, etc.
- Keep burning candles out of the reach of children and pets.
- Trim candlewicks to 1cm each time before burning. Long or crooked wicks can cause uneven burning and dripping.
- Always use a candleholder specifically designed for candle use. The holder should be heat resistant, sturdy, and large enough to contain any drips or melted wax.
- Be sure the candleholder is placed on a stable, heat-resistant surface. This can help prevent heat damage to underlying surfaces and prevent glass containers from breaking.
- Keep the wax pool free of wick trimmings, matches and debris at all times.
- Always read and follow the manufacturer’s use and safety instructions carefully. Don’t burn a candle longer than the manufacturer recommends.
- Keep burning candles away from drafts, vents, ceiling fans and air currents. This will help prevent rapid, uneven burning, and avoid flame flare-ups and sooting. Drafts can also blow nearby lightweight items into the flame where they could catch fire.
- Always burn candles in a well-ventilated room. Don’t burn too many candles in a small room or in a “tight” home where air exchange is limited.
- Don’t burn a candle all the way down. Extinguish the flame if it comes too close to the holder or container. For a margin of safety, discontinue burning a candle when 5mm of wax remains. Heat on the metal sustainer causes heat intensity and can cause the container to crack or shatter.
- Never touch or move a burning candle or container candle when the wax is liquid.
- Never use a knife or sharp object to remove wax drippings from a glass holder. It might scratch, weaken, or cause the glass to break upon subsequent use.
- Place burning candles at least 10cm apart from one another. This helps ensure they don’t melt one another, or create their own drafts to cause improper burning.
- Use a snuffer to extinguish a candle. It’s the safest way to prevent hot wax splatters and avoid long hair catching fire.
- Never extinguish candles with water. The water can cause the hot wax to splatter and might cause a glass container to break.
- Be very careful if using candles during a power outage. Flashlights and other battery-powered lights are safer sources of light during a power failure.
- Extinguish a candle if it repeatedly smokes, flickers, or the flame becomes too high. The candle isn’t burning properly. Cool, trim the wick, then check for drafts before relighting.
- Never use a candle as a night light.