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The Science Behind Candle Care: Understanding the Importance of Trimming and Storage

Candles have long been a symbol of relaxation, ambiance, and comfort. But did you know that there is a science behind candle care that goes beyond simply lighting and enjoying their warm glow? In this blog post coming to you from California candle company Scented Designs, we'll delve into the importance of trimming the wick + candle storage.

From understanding the benefits of keeping your wicks trimmed to learning how to properly store your candles, we'll explore the secrets behind prolonging the life and enhancing the performance of your favorite scented companions.

So, whether you're a candle enthusiast looking to elevate your candle game or someone who simply wants to make the most out of their candles, this easy guide will give you the tips you need to maximize your candle experience.

Hint: Our tips on candle storage are also great for retailers who buy wholesale candles for resale!

July 25, 2023 — Kate De Palma
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5 Benefits of Soy Wax Candles

Are you a candle lover on the hunt for a more sustainable and eco-friendly candle option? Look no further than soy wax candles! And if you're familiar with soy candles and you've found yourself wondering, What are the benefits of soy candles anyway?, this post is for you!

Not only are soy candles better for the environment, but they also have a ton of benefits over traditional paraffin wax candles. So get ready to light up your life with some soy wax goodness, as we dive into 5 of the top benefits of soy candles that make these candles the clear choice for candle lovers everywhere!

May 09, 2023 — Kate De Palma
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Eco Friendly Candles

Have you ever thought about how ecofriendly your favorite candles are (and how sustainable of a business is creating them)?

When it comes to candles, there are a lot of choices out there, from container style to scent to the specific company itself. And all of these elements can impact how ecofriendly a candle is or not.

For now, let's just focus on the candle wax itself because that's going to have a huge impact on how green and clean a candle is. 

Here are the top 3 Most Eco Friendly Types of Candles based on candle wax and what makes them good for the earth:

March 27, 2023 — Kate De Palma
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Are Soy Candles Toxic?

I was at a pop-up market recently for Scented Designs Candle Co, selling our hand-poured soy candles and talking with customers about all things candles. One question that came up is, Are Soy Candles Toxic?

I've often heard the questions, Why soy candles? or Are soy candles better? but I'd never heard this question phrased quite this way, and it struck me as a really important question to answer, not just for that customer but for all Scented Designs customers and candle lovers out there. 

So, in this blog post, let's dive deeper into the question: Is Soy Wax Toxic?

March 24, 2023 — Kate De Palma
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Is Soy Wax Safe For Skin?

Here at Scented Designs Candle Company, we've been making our hand poured soy candles for 6 or 7 years now, and we've learned a thing or two about candle wax in this time. Over the years, a common question we've heard from customers at crafts shows or online is if soy wax is skin safe, or even if soy wax is good for your skin. 

August 13, 2022 — Kate De Palma