Do you make all these products?
Not everything. We hand-pour the candles in our production studio located in Grand Rapids, MI. All other products we carry are made in the USA by small independent brands. Many of the other products we carry are also handmade.
Where are the ingredients sourced?
We have taken great care to source our components in the USA: the soy wax, wood wicks, 22k gold screen-printed glasses, phthalate-free fragrance oils and Essential oils.
How long do your candles burn?
Simple Collection: 60+ hours
Cocktail Collection: 75+ hours
Travel Tins: 15+ hours
My candle isn't burning down evenly, am I doing something wrong?
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.
What is soy wax? Can I eat it?
No, you can't eat it, but it is more environmentally friendly. 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).
What's the difference between a soy candle and a traditional candle?
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.
Where are you located?
Our warehouse and production studio is in Grand Rapids, MI.
I'm ready to use my Cocktail Collection tumbler to drink from. What now?
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 glasses can also be re-used, and are dishwasher safe. All fragrance and wax should come right out.