There are so many candle businesses out there, and every one is a little different- what you need can be hard to find. Here at Effuse we want to make it easy to find the information you're looking for about us, our product, and candles in general. If you have a question not listed here, please use our contact form, we'll get back to you with more information as soon as possible.
Why Coconut Wax Candles?
This is a common question. Paraffin and soy are popular for candles, as well as other vegetable waxes. There's a focus on natural ingredients in our more eco-conscious world, and candles made with paraffin are a direct byproduct of petroleum production. Not so natural. However, we always thought that soy, while natural, wasn't very sustainable- soy farming is taking over American agriculture, and Monsanto produces over 90% of soy in the United States. Long story short, our coconut wax candles are all natural AND more sustainable than soy. See our blog post for more information.
Do You Use 100% Coconut Wax?
Coconut wax is very soft and has a low melting point, so we cannot use 100% coconut wax- your candle would be a puddle on a slightly warm day. The wax we use is a blend of 90% coconut, 5% soy, and 5% palm wax. This is enough to raise the melting temperature of the wax to the 120s. Sorry to Phoenix in the summer.
Do Your Candles Smell Like Coconuts?
Nope! Coconut wax doesn't have a scent on it's own.
Do You Use Fragrance Oils In Your Candles?
We have two types of candles here at Effuse. We have an essential oil collection that uses only pure essential oils. Other candles use all natural fragrance oils derived from essential oils. Read more here.
Do You Use Dyes In Your Candles?
Nope. Candles are typically a creamy/off white color. There are variations due to the differences in essential oils and their concentrations within. Our Soothe candle takes on a slight orange tint, and our Relax candle has a slightly darker appearance than the others due to the nature of their essential oils.
My Candle Won't Stay Lit, Why?
Wood wick candles are beautiful but require a tiny bit of maintenance. Keep your wick trimmed to 1/8 to 1/4 inches. If it's too long it will not stay lit. Also, be sure to burn your candle long enough to let it melt across completely. This will prevent any "tunneling" in your candle and allow it to burn evenly. If this isn't the case for you and your candle still isn't burning, snap us a pic and email to email@example.com.
My Candle Seems Smokey, Why?
If your wick is too long it can also cause problems. Keep your wick trimmed to 1/8 to 1/4 inches, and snap off any burnt remnants before relighting your wood wick candle to prevent any smoke/soot. If you have problems or questions, just reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Where Else Can I Find Information Or News On The Candle World?
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