Frequently Asked Questions
WHAT INGREDIENTS ARE IN SHANTI CANDLES?
Shanti candles are made with a coconut wax blend, all natural essential oils, phthalate free fragrance oils, cotton wicks, and no toxins or dyes. These candles are as simple & natural as they come!
WHAT IS A COCONUT WAX BLEND?
Made from a 'high melt point' coconut oil then blended with a small portion of other natural vegetable waxes. All coconut wax must be mixed with others to bring up the melt point in order to use as a candle. Using the coconut oil as the main base, leads to a wax that will burn evenly, slowly and smells cleaner. But the best part is, it is the most sustainable and healthy option for wax on the market. Learn more about why coconut wax is better here.
DO YOUR CANDLES CONTAIN CHEMICALS?
No! All of our ingredients are clean and toxin free to ensure safety while burning your candle.
There are five main “hazard groups” that we simply don't allow in our candles.
✖Phthalates: The 'everywhere' chemical that has concerning health effects isn't in our candles!
✖Carcinogens: These are materials known or thought to cause cancer.
✖Mutagens: Materials that change the DNA of a cell, harming the cell and causing diseases like cancer.
✖Reproductive toxins: Toxins that adversely affect reproductive organs and increase the risk of birth defects.
✖Organ toxins: These are toxins that can cause adverse effects or disease within specific bodily organs.
✖Acute toxins: Toxins that can cause adverse effects from a single exposure. Generally, this would be accidental exposure like spillage or ingestion.
ARE YOUR CANDLES VEGAN & CRUELTY FREE?
Yes, they are! We are happy to report that neither myself nor our suppliers engage in animal testing & our candles contain no animal-derived ingredients.
HOW LONG WILL MY CANDLE BURN?
Burn times will vary depending on a different factors, however, based on 3-4 hour increment burn testing, here are the average burn times:
12 oz // 65-80 hours
1.5 oz // 15-25 hours
Note: If you keep your candle burning all day long, it will surely burn through faster than our projected timeframes.
HOW FRAGRANT ARE YOUR CANDLES?
Due to the natural nature of these candles, they are not overwhelming and can be used every day. However, we do not suggest lighting more than one candle at a time. While our candles are non-toxic, there is still a thing as sensory overload, we suggest only burning your candle for 3-5 hours at a time.
WHAT ARE ESSENTIAL OILS?
Getting essential oils from plants is done with a process called distillation, most commonly by steam or water, where many parts of the plants are being used, including the plant roots, leaves, stems, flowers, or bark.
After distillation, the outcome is a highly concentrated portion of essential oil, which will have the characteristic fragrance and properties of the plant from which it was extracted, and contain the true essence of the plant it came from. This includes the smell, but also the plant’s healing properties and other plant characteristics. Our candles provide aromatherapy benefits as we use essential oils in our candle making process.