Vanilla Chai handmade scented soy candle. This coffee house favorite is a wonderfully rich and spicy blend of ginger, cinnamon and vanilla.
Hand-poured in small batches in Upstate New York, each candle is lovingly made with 100% American-grown soy wax and 100% lead-free natural cotton wicks for a long-lasting clean burn.
10 oz. candles are poured in reusable 14 oz. glass tumblers, which measure 4¼” (12 cm.) tall and 3¼” (8.25 cm.) in diameter. Burn time is approximately 60-75 hours.
5 oz. candles are poured in reusable 7 oz. glass tumblers, which measure 2¾” (7 cm.) tall and 3” (7.62 cm.) in diameter. Burn time is 30-40 hours.
I only use high-quality fragrance oils to ensure a clean burn so that the scent completely fills your room, creating a cozy and fun atmosphere.
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
• Sustainability is the name of the game here. That is why I chose to use soy wax and cotton core wicks. Both are vegetable based, and therefore a renewable resource. See more about the benefits of soy wax below.
• I receive a ton of packaging material from various suppliers. You, as a consumer, should be aware that while I use brand new kraft paper gift boxes to package each candle, I like to reuse clean, intact shipping materials in an effort to combat unnecessary waste.
• Because my candles are completely non-toxic, I strongly encourage you to reuse the container! Simply remove the remains of the wick (you may need pliers), wash in hot, soapy water, and use as a pencil cup, planter, container for small items, or yes, even as a drinking glass!
• Soy is natural. Soy wax is derived from soy beans whereas paraffin, or “traditional wax”, is derived from petroleum. Why is this important? Two reasons. First, soy beans are a renewable resource and petroleum is not. Second, soy supports the American farmer. Paraffin supports the oil industry.
• Soy is cleaner. Soy candles emit a lot less black soot than paraffin. There is no real evidence to suggest that soot is harmful to breathe, but it is ugly and messy. If you’re a chain candle-burner like me, you may know what it is like to have to scrub that black stuff off of your walls and ceilings.
• Soy is easier to clean. Speaking of cleaning…soy wax cleans up easily with soap and hot water. Paraffin…not so much. There’s no sticking your jeans in the freezer and scraping or ironing after a soy spill. Just throw them in the washer. Trust me on this one…it’s a near-daily occurrence here.
• Soy is more cost effective for YOU! Soy wax burns 25% to 50% longer and more completely than paraffin. That means more bang for your buck. Soy candles may be more expensive initially, but will last much longer than paraffin candles.
• Soy candle wax has a “memory”. When a soy candle is burnt for the first time, the size of the melt pool will be the same for each subsequent burning. It is important to allow soy candles to form a melt pool to the edge of the container the first time it is burnt so that it does not “tunnel”, leaving wax around the outside of the container. As a rule of thumb, this takes 1 hour per inch of diameter. A 3” wide candle may take up to 3 hours to form a good melt pool.
• Soy wax can develop a “frosty” look. This is nothing to be concerned about, as it is a natural characteristic of soy wax caused by a crystal growth that is particular to vegetable oils. The candle is safe to burn and will perform as usual. It is almost impossible to stop frosting. In fact, it is an excellent way to determine that a candle is made with all-natural soy wax. However, to minimize frosting, keep your new candle out of direct sunlight and fluorescent lighting. Sometimes changes in the weather can cause frosting as well.
• Most importantly: Burn safely!
o Trim wick to ¼” with each lighting. Burn in a ventilated area, but away from drafts.
o Burn on a heat resistant surface.
o Discontinue use when ¼” wax remains on bottom.
o Keep free of foreign objects.
o Do not move while lit or until wax hardens.
o Never leave a burning candle unattended.