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

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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...

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Candle Safety: How You Can Enjoy Your Candles & Stay Safe

Candle Safety: How You Can Enjoy Your Candles & Stay Safe

Our soy candles look amazing when burning and smelling divine. However, like all candles, they too can pose a risk if misused. We have put together a list of candle safety rules we recommend you follow. Candle Safety Rules to follow Candles help create ambient light, set the mood and fill a home with fragrance. The downside is, they can be dangerous. To help stay safe, here are eleven candle safety rules for you to follow: ⦁ Always keep a burning candle in sight. If you leave the room, extinguish the candle. ⦁ Keep candles free of any objects while...

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Differences Between Soy Wax Candles & Paraffin Candles

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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,...

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Why You Should Buy NZ Made Products

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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...

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5 Reasons Why Upcycled Products Are the Future

5 Reasons Why Upcycled Products Are the Future

Upcycled products are the way of the future, and one we at Earth Candles Co. are proud to be a part of. Our philosophy of sustainability is a guiding force in the creation of our natural soy candles each and every day. As re-purposing slowly becomes the norm in our daily lives, retailers such as ourselves are offering a variety of upcycled products to buy. This involves reusing an object in a new way without degrading the material it is made from. This differs from recycling, where the material is broken down and then made into something else. Today we’ll...

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