Updated: 3 days ago

Many people ask the question, what is a wooden wick and why do we use them in our candles. I have the answer.

Wooden Wicks offer great benefits to a container candle. One of the most important benefits for our company, being that they are eco-friendly. The average cotton wick contains lead and zinc. Burning them releases harmful chemicals into the air. Since wood wicks are made from 100% native wood with no dyes or additives, you don’t have to worry about toxic fumes being released into the air when you blow out the candle. You will also experience less smoke in the air.

Here are some additional benefits to using a wood wick candle:

• Light fireside crackle and flicker

• Burns wider for leaf shaped flame

• Does not mushroom

• Creates an even burn pool

• Longer burn time, paired with our wax blend

Updated: Dec 18, 2019

Coconut wax is made from refined coconut oil that is derived from the meat of the coconut. The refined oil goes through a process called hydrogenation to make the wax. Hydrogenation is described as the process where poly and monounsaturated oils are solidified in order to increase the viscosity. This is done when the temperature of the oil is elevated and the hydrogen reacts. The process of hydrogenation a also used to make margarine.

In most cases, candle manufacturers use a coconut wax blended with soy wax to provide a more manageable consistency. We are one of those companies. Coconut wax offers many benefits to consumers when used in candles.

Here are 7 Benefits of using Coconut Wax:

1) Coconut wax is vegan and eco-friendly. Made from sustainable resources & easily renewable crop.

2) Coconut wax candles burn cleaner. They have no petroleum.

3) Coconut wax burns longer making these candles a good investment.

4) Coconut wax is a No GMO product.

5) Coconut wax has a faster and longer scent throw and blends great with fragrance & essential oils.

6) Coconut wax has a creamy hue and texture that makes a sheik looking candle.

7) Coconut wax also burns cooler than other waxes.

If you have not experienced burning a candle made with coconut wax, place an order today. We guarantee you will love it!

Updated: Jan 16, 2020

The evolution of a candle is a remarkable representation of manʼs ingenuity. Isnʼt it interesting to consider what we use now to diffuse odors and create ambiance in a room was once intended solely to be a guiding light in darkness and to illuminate homes? Dating back to the Bible as it references candles several times, each time indicating the purpose of the candle as to provide light.

“For thou wilt light my candle: the LORD my God will enlighten my darkness.”

Psalms 18:28

To think, candles made today from organic, all natural waxes were made from melted down animal fat by the Ancient Egyptians and Romans dating back to 3000 BC. We donʼt know exactly when the candle was invented. I reference 3000 BC because the first wicked candle was used during that time. Prior to wicked candles, the Egyptians used rushlights or torches, and they were made by soaking the core of reeds in fallow - thatʼs animal fat. Later candle wax was made from plants, insects, seeds, nuts and even cinnamon by some cultures. I suppose anything that could be melted down and eventually solidified to a hard enough substance was used for candle wax.

Rushlight Candle

Moving forward, in 165 BC a major use for candles were religious ceremonies like Hanukkah, the Jewish Festival of Lights. In the 4th century (301-400 AD), Emperor Constantine used candles during an Easter service. I gather at that time candles were becoming easier to make in mass quantity. Then in the Middle Ages (500 AD - 1500 AD), Beeswax candles were introduced to Europe and in the 18th century it was discovered that sperm whale oil was an even better substance to use in candles because it was harder than fallow. Much better for the hot summer days. The first standard candle was made during the 18th century.

Beeswax Candle

In the 1850ʼs paraffin became the next best thing to use in candles. Paraffin wax is derived from petroleum and it has been claimed that paraffin wax releases toxic fumes when burnt, however paraffin wax is still used in some candles today.

All of a sudden, in 1879, the light bulb was invented and candle production and use declined significantly. Candles made a comeback in the 1980ʼs and 1990ʼs when their popularity skyrocketed. They started to be used as decorative items made with different fragrances, shapes, colors and sizes. New waxes were introduced such as soybean and palm wax.

Today, candles are no longer used for a major source of light but used for celebrations, romance, to relax, and a warm glow. Aromatherapy candles became known as a soothing way to create a tranquil atmosphere by refreshing the air using essential oils in candles. Nowadays, we use all kinds of waxes to make candles. Candles are made with paraffin wax, soy wax, palm wax, beeswax, coconut wax; all with different benefits. In 2019 the candle industry has become diverse and competitive. Candles are now produced with organic recyclable resources and used for fragrance and decor. A candle can accent any room decorum; minimalist to elegant and in between.

According to Businesswire, the global leader in press release distribution and regulatory disclosure, the global candle markets were valued at $7.5 billion in 2016 and are expected to reach $11.7 billion by 2025.

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