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Some questions about soy candles......

Posted on 3 January, 2013 at 15:40 Comments comments (4)
Ever wonder why your soy candle looks like it has frosting on the top?  What about the bubble on the sides of the glass?  What about all those companies that say "soot free"?    Well, here are some answers!
1) Why DO soy candles start to change color and get a white "frosting" as they age? 
Answer:  This is actually a GOOD thing.  This is proof that the candle is made with real vegetable oils and not petroleum or synthetics.  It is just a natural occurance that doesn't affect the quality of the candle in the least bit.
2) What's up with the weird look on the sides of the glass? 
Answer:  This is the oil separating from the sides of the glass.  This is more common during the cold months.  It is perfectly normal and doesn't affect the quality of the candle.
3) So many companies claim their candles are "soot free" and  "smoke free", why don't Vance Family Soy Candles claim that?
ANSWER: Because  then we wouldn't be telling the truth.  In order to burn a candle, SOMETHING MUST BE BURNED.  When burning something, SOOT WILL HAPPEN.  Although soy candles (and especially our candles since we don't use petroleum in our scents either), and cottom wicks, let off  LESS soot than petroleum candles (parraffin), we don't claim things that aren't true.
 
Have any other questions?  We'd love to answer them!

truth in advertising

Posted on 13 June, 2012 at 14:41 Comments comments (0)
Ugh.  I saw some candles today that clearly stated, " pure essential oils in 
soy wax" that was labeled as an aromatherapy candle and had some nice verbiage on the back about the benefits of the essentials oils supposedly in the candles.  I opened the box and bam!  synthetic fragrance filled my lungs and eyes.  Evidently there must be some essential oils in there somewhere but there was also lots of sickening, overpowering, synthetic fragrance also.   Where is the truth in advertising?  Who is regulating this?  Obviously no one.  How sad.  By all outward accounts, these candles appeared to be 100% natural, plant based candles with JUST essential oils.  What kind of aromatherapy is it if it kills you?  I was sad to see this (I see it a lot but usually the labels say "with essential oils" or "essential oil blend", still deceiving but, I now know these deceiving terms and look for them).  Of course, I can tell right away by smelling a candle whether it is real or not.  Can you?  I would love to here if others can tell, or if they think that maybe they are just allergic to certain flowers or the scent is to strong and that is what is bothering them rather than thinking that a company is deceiving them. 

Exclusive Strawberry Lemonade Candle Set.

Posted on 7 February, 2012 at 13:54 Comments comments (1)
I am excited to announce that Isabella Catalog ( www.isabellacatalog.com) will be selling my Strawberry Lemonade candles!  This candle is made with organic strawberry flavor oil & organic lemon essential oil and smells AMAZING!  It transports you to a warm front porch, surrounded by friends and beauty, sipping refreshing & fulfilling, natural lemonade with fresh strawberries.  Each candle is made in a re-usable, sturdy, 8 ounce glass that can be filled (after your candle burns out) with the lemonade you make from the included "secret" lemonade recipe!  YUMMMMMMMMMMYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!

LA Mart/California Gift Show/Beckman's West

Posted on 29 January, 2012 at 19:36 Comments comments (3)
Thank you, California, for a warm welcome to the California Gift Show!  I was in the LA Mart/Beckman's West division and the response was wonderful!  So many retailers are switching from synthetic fragrance and petroleum based candles.....it is wonderful!  Not only am I excited that business is booming, but I am so glad that more non-renewable resources are being saved and less toxins will be filling the air!  A great big thanks to my new clients!  You can now find my 100% natural soy candles (for real 100%, not 100% soy and then added toxic fragrance like most candles!) at these fine locations:
Splendid Things ( Paso Robles, CA)
Urban Farmhouse (Salinas, CA)
Topanga Home Grown (Topanga, CA)
Vintage Cousins (Whittier, CA)
Designer's Furniture (Glendale, CA)
The Washburne Cafe' (Springfield, OR)
Roxie's Charity Boutique and Gallery (Phoenix, AZ)
Etcetera (Portland, OR)
Designscape (Hanalei, Hawaii)
MADE art boutique (Phoenix, AZ)
Chris Hart Studio ( Grants Pass, OR)
and in the spring....Mono Lake Committee...Mono Lake, CA (Yosemite)
Hope you are near one! 

Massage Candles are back!

Posted on 29 December, 2011 at 19:33 Comments comments (5)
They're back!  Customers were going nuts awaiting the return of my massage candles and I am happy to say, they are back!  I had decided to remove them until I had labels that were worthy of the candle.  Vintage Paper Boutique has designed just that and I am proud to introduce my amazing, natural, nourishing, perfectly warm massage candle with its new, apothecary vintage style label.  As always, there are NO SYNTHETIC FRAGRANCES, PHALATES or Foreign Materials in The Perfect Massage Candle.  Enjoy!
 

It's a Miracle!

Posted on 22 December, 2011 at 11:33 Comments comments (0)
I just found out that the wonderful woman, Jackie, with brain cancer ,
 
 that I have been colaberating a fundraiser with Chinaberry Inc./ Isabella to help ease her medical bills..........Is healed!   Her scan came back free and clear!  How awesome is that!  To raise funds I made a candle that Isabella named Believe.  It was filled with essential oils shown to promote concentration, belief and hope.  Buyers were encouraged to say a prayer or meditate as they lit the candle everyday.   Many, many people bought this candle because they knew Jackie and would pray for Jackie as they lit the candle.  Now, something that is almost impossible, has happened!  I am so excited for her and her family.  What a wonderful Christmas gift!
The Believe candle is still available at www.isabellacatalog.com and part of its proceeds will still continue to go to pay for Jackie's medical bills so that she can enjoy her new life and not worry about daunting bills.

FREE SHIPPING!!!

Posted on 15 December, 2011 at 16:58 Comments comments (1)
Last Minute Shopping Deal!  Free Shipping on all CANDLE orders over $50!
Stock up while it lasts!
All orders are shipped via UPS Ground, 1-3 business days after ordering.  Orders are sent from Vancouver, WA so keep this in mind when ordering, if you are in a time crunch!
Sorry, Body Products are not included in the free shipping.
 

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