So what exactly will you find in our candles? If you ask the majority of candle companies this question, the sad truth is many don't actually know the answer. Because we use only the simplest and purest ingredients, we are proud to know exactly what we are selling.
We use only pure beeswax that is naturally refined to remove its yellow color.
Our pure expeller pressed coconut oil is sustainably sourced from Malaysia, the Phillipines, and Indonesia and is the perfect creamy base to hold our essential oils.
PURE ESSENTIAL OILS
Our therapeutic grade essential oils are sourced from ethical producers around the world. Truly from nature, defined by the Oxford dictionary as “ a natural oil typically obtained by distillation and having the characteristic fragrance of the plant or other source from which it is extracted." The essential oils are generally collected through a distillation process that carefully separates the essential oil from the flowers, needles, twigs, fruit peels, seeds or roots where it is found.
Our wicks crackle when they burn! Even more important, our supplier sources the wood from the United States from Forest Stewardship Council Certified mills. For every $100 we spend on wicks, our supplier plants a tree with Trees for the Future, making the wood wick a truly eco-friendly and sustainable option.
Because we do not use any stabilizers or preservatives in our candles, they do not do well in excess heat. We take as many precautions as possible to ensure your order arrives in tip-top shape in the warmest of weather. For more information about out shipping policies in excess heat, please visit our Shipping & Returns Page
Burning Instructions & Tips to Make Your Candles Last
We want you to have a great experience with your Fontana Candle so we are sharing tips we have discovered to create an optimal burn!
Because Fontana Candles are hand-made from natural ingredients, slight variations are to be expected. Beeswax expands and contracts, resulting in small cracks.
Always store your candle in a cool, dry place at room temperature and keep it away from direct sunlight and high humidity. Be sure to store your candle with the lid on.
The first time you burn your candle is extremely important: allow the candle to burn until the melted wax reaches the edge of the container. This should take between 2 and 3 hours in our 14 oz candle. Burning the candle this length of time will prevent the wax from tunneling on the side of the jar. Candles that have tunneling have severely reduced burn time.
It is also important to limit your burn time to approximately 3 to 4 hours. The wax and container get extremely hot. Please do not touch the container while your candle is burning. As always, burn your candle on a flat, flame retardant surface and never leave it unattended. We recommend burning our tins on a coaster, and not directly on your furniture. The tin lid makes a perfect coaster! Please read the Candle Warning label located on the bottom of the candle.
We have found that the optimal burn for our candles is achieved with a short wick. Our wicks burn best when they are trimmed to approximately 1/4." This will require you to periodically trim the wick. No special tools are needed! This can be done by snapping the burnt ends off with your fingers. If your flame gets larger than 1 ½”, please extinguish the candle and allow it to cool. Once your candle cools, you can trim your wick to approximately ¼” to ½”. Remove the wick trimmings before relighting your candle.
If your candle turns black it’s probably because it was burning in a direct draft, or it was burning for too long. Once it cools and hardens, the scorched wax can be wiped away with a rag or cloth.
Discard your candle once ½ inch of wax is remaining in the jar.
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