When can I expect my order to arrive?
All orders are processed within 2 days, Several items are held in several warehouses and may ship separate from each other, all should ship within that week from ordering. We ship UPS Ground with rare occasions USPS Custom made items are first come first serve so please keep that in mind when ordering
Turn around time is approximate 2 weeks
We use wax coated cotton wicks in all of our candles. The votives have a zinc core center. All of my research on zinc core wicks has confirmed that there is no health risk to using them. Lead core wicks hold the health concerns and are not even available in the US for manufacturing. As stated above, all candles will give off some smoke. That smoke is a combination of the fragrance, wax and wick being burnt. It goes along with the old saying, “Where there is smoke, there is fire” and vice versa.
Our candles are scented with a combination of cosmetic grade fragrance oils and medicinal grade essential oils. Our fragrance oils come from a manufacturer that blends a high percentage of essential oils with synthetic to create the fragrances. We use this combination to create a candle that has a generous scent without being overpowering while on the shelf and when lit.
The scent being emitted while on the shelf is called a cold throw. This is where the fragrance oils are crucial. Essential oils will evaporate off of the surface of the candle; fragrance oils will hold their scent making the candle smell yummy while it is waiting to be purchased. If the candle starts to loose it’s scent on the shelf, rub the bottom with your finger (slightly warming the surface) and the scent will return. This is a sign of candle made with essential oils.
This is the scent being emitted with the candle is lit. Essential oils have a strong warm throw, and give the lit candle scent a fuller body. Essential oils are volatile at 150 degrees, where their evaporation will scent a wider square foot area. Our scent blends are designed to give a subtle fragrance that I have seen fill an 800 sq foot area. We want the scent to gently touch the ole factory senses to stimulate positive emotional responses. Strong, highly scented candles can have the opposite reaction by irritating and overpowering the senses.
Each ingredient is chosen for its quality and effectiveness in manufacturing and consumption. Wax: We use a paraffin wax that has the lowest crude content for it’s melting point. We chose this wax for it’s consistency in mottling, it’s reaction to fragrance and it’s burn quality. Our wax is food grade paraffin with a crude content of less than .03%. Although every candle will give off a little smoke, our candles have a burn cleaner than most paraffin candles on the market. We chose paraffin for our wax due to price point, ease in handling and environmental concerns. Paraffin is a by-product of the oil industry that if not used in various industries would end up in the environment. We have researched studies by the FDA, EPA and other independent sources and have found there is little discernible difference in the environmental impact of paraffin compared to other waxes.
Dripping of Candles
The Blessed Herbal Candles are designed to drip. When we first made the BHC, it puddled down quite a bit. After a few years of experimenting we redesigned the candle have a perfect no-drip burn. WOW did we get complaints from our customers! They wanted the drip. It made them feel the magic was working and that they had a truly blessed candle. We found a happy medium with a slight drip that increases as the candle burns down. The votives are also a drip candle and are best used with a votive holder. All of our other candles are designed not to drip, but with everything, results may vary. You will typically find they “flower”, leaving a thin shell of wax that rolls back as the candle burns. We have found through our own use and reports from our customers that each candle burns differently. Other than a difference in density of the oil blends we use, my only other explanation is purely energetic. Each candle creates a spiritual experience being effected by your emotions and need.
Environmental and Health Points
Don’t eat the candles. As with any candle, caution and common sense apply. If you burn candles constantly you will get some soot on your ceiling. If you light a large centerpiece of candles close together, their combined heat will make them burn faster and drip.