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Pure Essential Oil Candles + Wax Melts, Worth the Money?

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I know you've seen tutorials online and especially sellers on Etsy making 100% pure essential oil candles and wax melts. I'm here to give you some information about them. Essential oils are GREAT. I have a friend on Etsy who sells vegan and natural bath & body (handmadewithlovebykm.etsy.com) and she uses nothing but pure essential oils. Perfect. But she doesn't heat the oils to the high temperatures needed to not only use, but to make candles and wax melts. I believe EO's have their places to be used. Approved diffusers and in non heated products are wonderful! I am NOT and...

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Soy Candle Care + Tips

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Soy Candle Care + Tips

Welcome to Candle Care 101!The first burn is most important. Upon lighting for the first time, make sure to burn long enough for the wax to melt all the way to the edge of the container. The wicks I use will allow a full melt pool within 90 minutes or less. If the candle is not allowed to melt to the edge, especially on first burn, a memory ring can form and make the candle tunnel for all future burns. This will drastically decrease your burn time and your fragrance throw for the life of your candle.   Here is...

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Organic Soy Candles + What You Should Know

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I am an honest business. I will not make claims on being organic and non-GMO when it just isn't possible. Organic is a word used very broadly these days. Yes, I buy organic food and drinks, but they are clearly marked and most importantly certified. Soy wax cannot be certified organic. The chemical change needed to turn soybeans into soy wax does not allow for organic certification, even if it was somehow made using only 100% organic soybeans. The fact that more than 90% of the soybeans growing in the USA are genetically modified also stops this certification. (Source: CandleScience)...

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