What to expect:
We use Only Pure Essential Oils!
Essential oils are extracted from the actual plants, they can be very expensive, and are in some cases very rare and very precious, like Pure Rose Essential Oil, Sandalwood and many other oils and plant resins.
Emma has spent the past number of years experimenting with custom designed, inspired blends of varying volumes of oils to wax ratios, and has settled on optimum percentages depending on the strength of the scent, the cost of the oil and the effects they have on the finished candles. Some candles contain 10% oil, and some 8%, 5% and others 3%.
The resulting fragrances you get in your candles are the best possible that we have found, the scent is close to nature, as you might get if you rubbed your hand gently across a bunch of Lavender, if you had just prepared some fresh Lemongrass for a meal, or had freshly squeezed some citrus fruits. That’s what you can expect!
A naturally delicate aroma, that won’t overpower the room.
If you are used to burning the leading brand of paraffin jar candles or tart melts, or similar candles, and hope to gain the same fragrance effects from our Naturally Fragranced Soya candles, you may be disappointed – those mass produced paraffin candles, or even artificially fragranced soya candles, use high volumes of cheaper synthetic fragrances that quickly and easily fill your home, with scents that claim to smell vaguely floral, or like ‘Apple’, like ‘Strawberry’, like ‘Irish Fields’, like ‘Fresh Linen’, ‘Christmas’ or like ‘Vanilla’. These manufactured synthetic fragrances do not actually come from those plants or fruits or cupcakes, from the washing line, or from Santa’s workshop, or whatever it is that they are trying to imitate.
Soya wax is basically a solidified vegetable oil, and as such it is subject to the effects of even subtle changes in high and low temperatures. Unlike paraffin, it has a relatively low melting point, and so can be more easily affected than regular paraffin.
Some effects of even subtle changes from warm to cooler temperatures and vice versa include surface frosting, the wax cracking, contracting or expanding, where it looks like the candle is not stuck to the glass in places. all of these are nothing to be concerned about, your candle is fine, and will burn normally.
Essential oils may separate from the wax at times and can seep to the surface, this is nothing to worry about, the oils can be left or wiped off and the candle burned as normal. This is caused by temperature fluctuations and by the high volume of oils we put in our candles.
Sometimes the candle has an Ombre effect where it is paler on the bottom and darker on the top, as the candles are poured in two or three layers, or sometimes the essential oils gently rise to the top while the candle is setting and again, is nothing to worry about. It is often really only noticeable in our candles containing orange oil as this oil is naturally darker and rich in colour than most oils.