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What Makes a Clean Burning Candle?

February 05, 2020 Craig Price

What Makes a Clean Burning Candle?

Do you know the properties of a clean-burning candle? One which doesn’t raise your indoor pollution levels, nor does it put out nasty black soot? We do, we are proud to sell hand-poured, clean-burning, pure soy wax candles! Today we’ll detail three of the main characteristics of a clean-burning candle. Three Characteristics of a Clean Burning Candle There are three things which set a clean-burning candle apart from the others: Wick – here you are looking at both the size of the wick and the material it is made from. A candle wick with a metal core can leech lead...


Candle Tunnelling: What Is It & How Can I Fix It?

August 23, 2019 Craig Price

Candle Tunnelling: What Is It & How Can I Fix It?

If you’re a regular candle user, most likely you’ve experienced candle tunnelling at some time or another. It’s when the flame drops below the top level of wax on a candle. This leaves a ring of wax around the top which doesn’t melt. Not only does it look unsightly, but the wick becomes harder to keep a light, it goes out quickly (due to the wax smothering the flame) and you miss out on the full burning and scent potential of your candle.  Candle tunnelling can occur to any candle, regardless of what it is made with or the container...


Differences Between Soy Wax Candles & Paraffin Candles

May 05, 2019 Craig Price

Differences Between Soy Wax Candles & Paraffin Candles

Should you choose paraffin or soy wax candles? Paraffin candles are traditional, having been used for many generations. It’s safe to burn, non-toxic and very popular. There’s nothing wrong with using paraffin candles, is there? We think there is and that soy wax candles provide a far better solution. We’ll explain the differences between soy and paraffin candles to explain why we make only soy candles. Why You Should Choose Soy Wax Candles Over Paraffin Candles At first glance, there doesn’t seem to be any glaring differences between a paraffin candle, and one made with soy wax. As with everything,...


Why You Should Buy NZ Made Products

March 22, 2019 Craig Price

Why You Should Buy NZ Made Products

Do you make a point to buy NZ made products? Is there something about the made in New Zealand label which attracts you? Is it the perceived value of the product you like? Or that you want to support our local economy? There are many reasons why people deliberately source and buy NZ made products, and today we’re sharing them with you. 5 Reasons to Buy NZ Made Products In 1988, the Buy New Zealand Made campaign began. It encouraged consumers to purchase NZ made products over those made overseas. As a marketing tool, businesses used it to demonstrate to...