July 01, 2017

Let's Celebrate with Coupon Code REDWHITEBLUE

Free shipping and a complimentary pack of Birthday Candles on US orders over $50. Offer ends 7/4/17 or until supplies last.

February 18, 2017

CLEANING OUT STOCK SALE

Out with the old to make ready for the new SALE! We're discounting select merchandise, including items that are retiring, retiring for the season and some that are getting new pretty face packaging. With Spring right around the corner, we're getting ready to bring some new and exciting products your way. As well as our discounted merchandise please enjoy $10 OFF orders over $80 with coupon code SPRINGCLEANING

*Sale items can be found in our Pure Beeswax & Apothecary Sections.

OFFER EXPIRES FEBRUARY 28, 2017

December 16, 2016

MERRY CHRISTMAS to all and to all a good night!!!

We're now officially CLOSED FOR THE HOLIDAY'S. Please feel free to still make purchases but just know that they will not begin processing until after Christmas!

Thank you so much for all of your support! This has been a record breaking year for us shipping out packages. We love picturing all of our products tucked in stockings, neatly wrapped under the tree or adorning your Holiday table. You all put such smiles on our faces, thanks again for your support! From our family to yours, have a very Merry Christmas!!!

 

November 24, 2016

LET YOUR LIGHT SHINE holiday kickoff sale

We're so thankful for each and every one of our customers! As a way of saying Thank you, we're having a holiday kickoff sale.

SALE INCLUDES:

- Our PURE BEESWAX PILLARS, SNOWFLAKE SPHERE PILLARS, PINE CONE PILLARS & COLUMN PILLARS will be 30% OFF.

-TINY TAPERS, the perfect size to adorn your Christmas Tree are 25% OFF

-BEESWAX AROMATHERAPY SAMPLER PACKS OF 6 are 20% OFF

-BOGO LIP BALM. Buy one lip balm get one free. LIMIT 1 tin per order please. Your free lip balm will be added to your order by us therefore will not show up in your shopping cart.
 

SALE BEGINS NOW - MONDAY 11/28/16


Discounts are limited to in stock items, shop early for the best selection. HAPPY SHOPPING!!!
August 15, 2016

SUMMERTIME SALES EVENT

We will be having a 25% off store wide Summertime Sale. Sale starts Thursday, August 18th and runs thru Monday, August 22nd. We will still be offering FREE SHIPPING on all domestic orders over $125. This event will include our Fall and Winter merchandise that is now being added to the store. Shop early for the best selection. Tapers and Soap will sell out fast! Use coupon code SUMMERTIME when checking out.

 

April 14, 2016

Our aromatherapy line just got better!

We're pleased to announce that we have re-engineered our Aromatherapy Line. This little twist will help slow the burn temperature down which in turn makes a less hot tin and a longer burning candle.

 

No fear, we are still using high quality pure cotton wicking that contains no lead. Our candles are still made with only pure beeswax and pure therapeutic grade essential oils.

We have also reformulated "JOY". It now contains both Patchouli and Vetiver Essential Oil as opposed to Patchouli and Cassia Essential Oils. Vetiver is a lovely oil that takes care of the nerves and maintains their good health as well as heal damage done to the nerves by stress, shock and fear. It, like Patchouli is an aphrodisiac.

We know you'll enjoy these great changes! We strive to bring you the highest quality Beeswax candles. As always, THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT!!!

November 23, 2015

Baby Love

We welcomed our sweet baby boy into the world November 13th.

Meet Thomas Nelson Boitano

Thomas is after my dad and grandfather and Nelson is Johnny's mothers maiden name. We sure are enjoying this little guy! Today is my first day back in the studio, a short day but time none the less. We will start processing orders again on November 30th.

July 02, 2015

CONFESSIONS OF A NEUROTIC WICK TRIMMER

AND OF COARSE A GUIDE TO BURNING BEAUTIFUL BEESWAX CANDLES

Okay Folks, lets just say I burn a lot of candles. Not just because I enjoy to, yes that's a perk but also because I'm constantly testing candles. Before I launch a new product it undergoes testing, mainly to make sure that the wick size is correct but also to make sure that I like the overall burn and quality of the candle. Here are some tips to ensure a clean and long burn, so you get the most hours and enjoyment from your candle.

1) GOLDEN RULE: Keep wick trimmed to 1/4". This will ensure a long and clean burn. The longer the wick=the bigger the flame, which causes the flame to suck up wax much faster. All candles need their wicks trimmed at different times, some  shortly after they've been lit the first time and some after many hours. For the most part I find that the first time you burn your candle, after 30 minutes or so it should be blown out, trimmed and then go ahead and relight it. After that I usually pinch of the excess burnt wick before the candle is lit each time.

2) Watch the wax pool. Especially the first time. Candles burn with a memory so it's important to burn until your wax pool reaches the edge on container candles and near the edge for pillars. This will help prevent tunneling, which is just a huge waste of wax. Like I said "near the edge for pillars" this is just to ensure that you don't have wax spills.  However, drips and spills happen, just make sure to save them. They can be tossed in the wax pool of your bigger candle and will act as extra fuel. Make sure to use just a little bit at a time, you don't want to end up suffocating your wick.

3) Hugging, which is pushing the soft wax inwards all the way around toward the center of the candle. This is usually only needed on giant pillars. It's just a way to use as much of the wax as possible. Hugging is best done after you've extinguished your wick and you've let the wax cool a bit. Just make sure to push the wax inward slowly, you don't want to go overboard and burn yourself or suffocate the wick.

4) Burn your candles out of a draft. Drafts cause uneven burns and dripping. Use a candle snuffer as well, this will help eliminate spills and drips.

5) Burning with Symmetry. Sometimes wicks will start to lean and start burning unevenly. To correct this just use a metal object like a bobby pin or scissors and you can move the wick back to the center. This is done of coarse when the wax pool is still liquid, so take care to not burn yourself.

6) Burn on a level heat resistant surface. I have dedicated candle plates for my pillars and candle mats that I  burn my container candles on. Even if the flame is contained in a jar or a tin it still needs to be on a heat resistant surface. Metal and glass still get hot, especially if the flame needs trimmed. You don't want a heat spot on your fancy oak table.

7) Safety- just remember folks we're dealing with an open flame and hot wax, so burn wisely. Don't leave candles burning unattended. Try to not over fiddle with your candles. I can't tell you how many times I've carelessly fiddled with my candles and burnt myself usually because I didn't blow out the candle first, etc. So, blow out the candle first, let the wax cool a bit and then fiddle away...Saftey first!

With all that said, enjoy your candles, don't save them only for special occasions. Burning candles adds a nice ambiance to the home. I love burning tapers at dinner, anytime spent at the dinner table with my family is special. It seems to make our time together there not as rushed but more enjoyed. I burn candles nearly everyday, even in the summer. It defunks the smell of my house by basically cleaning the air.  Beeswax candles pull dust, allergens, toxins and more out of the air. So, by burning candles I keep my house smelling naturally fresh, fresh, fresh!

Burning candles should be easy and there shouldn't be a laundry list of rules. Everyone doesn't have to be a neurotic wick trimmer like me, just burn your candles and enjoy. But remember with a tiny bit of extra tending you will have superior candles that burn very long and clean!