What to expect from an Emma’s So Naturals Candle

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, for example Pure Rose Essential Oil, Sandalwood and many other oils and plant resins. Emma’s original purpose in 2010 when initially creating her business and developing this range was to provide a natural alternative to the generic, heavily and synthetically scented candles and home fragrance products available on the high-street.  Emma has spent the past number of years exploring the world of plant extracts and their aromas, using natural perfumery techniques in creating her own inspired blends of pure essential oils and developing an expanding collection of naturally scented candles, soap, wax tart melts and aroma diffuser oil blends.

The resulting fragrances you get in your candles are of the finest oil blends that Emma has created, 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 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.

Further Reading:

Scientific Community on Cosmetic Products and Non-Food Products Intended for Consumers

Plant 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.

Shelf Life:

Generally, it is recommended that you use your candle within 12 to 18 months, once you open it from its original packaging, especially if it is a natural plant wax, however you can expect a stable and attractive shelf life of around 3 years if stored correctly. Essential oils themselves can have a shelf life of up to 15 years when unopened, however, oxidisation and deterioration of their fragrance can begin as soon as opened. Store your candles in a cool dark place when not in use. Store out of direct sunlight.