Do you do custom orders?
- Yes I do! Please fill out the Contact form to be put in touch with me. I have done favors for weddings, anniversaries, bridal showers, baby showers, and more! Prices will depend on what item you want, how many items you want, the fragrances, colors, embellishments, etc. The best way to receive an accurate quote is to contact me.
Do you have your products in a physical location?
- Yes, I do! I will do in-person vendor events around Central Pennsylvania, and have a small section at Spectrum Designs, 9 E Main Street, Frostburg, MD 21532. For in-person event details, please visit the Upcoming Events page.
Why coconut wax?
- I use coconut wax as opposed to soy wax in my candles and tarts for a number of reasons. The primary reason is sustainability - though soy may appear to be a sustainable choice, most of the soy waxes on the market today are a product of GMO soy and industrial farming - which includes the use of pesticides. The large demand for soy can also lead to deforestation and the destruction of natural environments over time.
Coconut wax is made from the pressed meat of the coconut, and therefore requires significantly less processing to become wax, and overall requires less maintenance and resources to grow.In addition, coconut waxes burn more cleanly and last slightly longer than soy and paraffin candles do. Due to its softer consistency, I have also found coconut wax to offer a superior hot throw and more even melt pool, ensuring a consistent burn from the first to the last time you light it.
Do you adhere to ASTM industry safety standards?
- Yes, I do! Though following candle safety standards is voluntary for small makers, I have taken every measure to rigorously test my candles to adhere to the National Candle Association's industry safety standards. This means that each fragrance has been tested multiple times, from top to bottom, to ensure a consistent, acceptable temperature range. I have also performed stress testing, leaving each candle burning for an entire day (under supervision!!). The final step before I release a new fragrance into my shop is to have friends and family do the final test - airflow, temperature, and floorplan all play a huge part in the performance of a candle. If my candles pass all safety testing and perform well in multiple different homes, only then will I release to the public.
To learn more about candle safety testing, visit the National Candle Association's website.