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Selecting fragrances

In developing fragrances, the single most important factor is testing with fragrance fanatics. To become part of our "formulary", the evolving list of fragrances we use in candles and bath products, a fragrance must succeed in tests. We test a fragrance for how well it "throws" - whether you can smell it easily. We test a fragrance with our growing circle of fragrance…
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Why soy candles?

The health of your family and friends is important. Yet almost every candle sold in stores is made with paraffin wax, obtained from crude petroleum that releases toxins when burned, just as gasoline does. Soy wax doesn't have all those toxins, so it burns 90% cleaner. Where paraffin comes from a non-renewable resource, soy wax…
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Handmade and health go together

There are a number of benefits of handmade products, yet the most important ones relate to health. The mass manufacture of candles requires using stiff wicks so the wick stays straight until the wax can harden. How do manufacturers keep wicks stiff? By using wicks with lead, the same substance banned years ago from paints…
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Why glass containers?

Because soy wax melts at a lower temperature, it “throws” fragrances better so you enjoy them more. That’s also why soy wax candles can only be delivered in glass or metal containers. We use clear glass containers you can re-use: Use the tumbler size to serve beverages, and use the tall glass cylinders to show…
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