Soy wax is a vegetable wax made from the oil of soybeans. The process starts with domestically grown, U.S. soybeans from which the oil is separated. The oil is then purified and goes through a process called hydrogenation which changes it from liquid oil to a solid shortening at room temperature. The wax we use undergoes a purification process to thoroughly remove any pesticides, herbicides or Genetically Modified Materials (GMM).
Traditionally, candles were made with paraffin wax. An end-product of petroleum, Paraffin contains up to 11 carcinogenic compounds deemed 'toxic air contaminants' by the State of California. An air quality researcher, David Krause, has documented evidence that candle soot particles contain many of the same compounds as burning diesel fuel. The petrol-carbon soot that paraffin wax emits can blacken walls, ceilings, and furniture, contaminate ventilation ductwork in your home, as well as add toxic carcinogens into the air you breathe.
Soy candles are better for you and for the environment. Soy wax is non-toxic and burns cleaner than paraffin, with no petrol-carbon soot. Soy candles burn slower and cooler than paraffin wax, giving them a longer life-span than paraffin candles. Since soybeans are vegetables, soy wax is naturally biodegradable, making it easier to remove from the candle container after burning, easier to clean up if spilled on other surfaces, and comes out of clothing in the wash.
Wooden wicks are cleaner burning, they don't mushroom or cause carbon soot. They provide a better scent throw. They burn longer, making your candle last longer. And let's not forget that wonderful crackling sound that is so soothing!
Soy candles are very long lasting. The burn time for our 3.5 oz Travel Candles is 15 hours. The burn time for our 9 oz Simple Collection candles is 60 hours. The burn time for our 12 oz candles (including the Botanical Collection and the Cocktail Collection) is 75 hours.
When you light your candle, let it burn until the wax melt reaches the edges of the container. That establishes the memory of the wax and will allow it to burn evenly all the way down. For more information see our Candle Care page.
We hope you enjoyed burning the candle, and are excited that you get to continue to enjoy the glass for your favorite beverages. Hand-wash the 22k gold screen-printed Cocktail Collection glass with warm water and soap.
The Simple Collection and Botanical Collection glasses can also be re-used, and are dishwasher safe. All fragrance and wax should come right out.
Hand Wash and Hand + Body Lotion
For years companies have been using sulfates as the surfactant (the "cleaning agent") ingredient in their products due to their ability to create a nice lather and a lot of bubbles. So why the need for a sulfate free formulation? Sulfates can be harsh to a certain degree for people with sensitive skin. Our Hand Wash is formulated using an alternative surfactant matrix, resulting in a product that is sulfate-free, eco-friendly, and gentle, without sacrificing any benefits. Our sulfate-free plant based surfactant matrix is fully biodegradable.
We will process your order within 3 business days unless a order processing delay has been noted on the website.
Most orders arrive in 1-3 business days after being shipped. You will get a tracking number with your shipment confirmation email.
Currently, we only ship within the U.S. and Canada.
Almost all shipments are sent via USPS. If you place a larger order, it may be sent via UPS.
Yes! You can pick up your order at our Grand Rapids studio, just select local pickup at checkout and we will notify you when the order is ready for pickup.
In the unlikely event that the product arrives damaged or broken, our carriers & shippers require photo documentation for reimbursement & quality control. Snap a photo with your phone and e-mail the image to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and a brief message, and we will ship a replacement or issue a refund within a few days.
Returns + Exchanges
We know how hard it can be to purchase candles online. You make return or exchange candles as long as they aren't burned. If you want to exchange the candle you bought for a different scent, contact us before you send the candle back.
If you simply want to exchange your product for a different product, please indicate that in your return.
We always aim for make sure our customers love our products, but if you do need to return an order, we’re happy to help. Just email us directly and we’ll take you through the process.
Send your order, along with its original packing slip, to:
Simply Curated Attn: Returns
1005 Clancy Avenue NE Suite B
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Please keep the tracking number and any other relevant shipping information in the unlikely event we do not receive your return shipment.
You can contact us through our contact page! We will be happy to assist you.