What’s in your PinkHoney Candle and Paw Wax Melts?
What’s in your PinkHoney Candle and Paw Wax Melts?
You’ve probably heard of us through your animal rescue friends and families 😊. We love knowing that we can help support our animal rescue partners and community, with your HUGE help of course!
It was never our goal to sell inferior products, cut cost and corners, knowing that you will buy them anyway since you want to support our animal rescue partners and community. No. We want you to feel proud of your purchase and be happy with it (emotionally and physically – more on this below). After all, you’re the one helping us and our animal rescue partners and community, the least thing we can do is to make sure you have amazing products in your home that’s also good for your health and the environment.
Family. We have been researching and doing our due diligence for years before we finally settled into the ingredients we now use for our candles and wax melts. Micah and I had one major question every time we picked an ingredient – Is this something we will allow in our home and expose our kids (both human and furry!) to? My boys, including the hubs 😉 have breathing issues (allergies and asthma), so that question was really our litmus test. We watch out for our family and you definitely are part of ours.
I am proud to say that we can sleep at night, knowing that the candles and wax melts you allow in your home (it still blows my mind that our candles and wax melts are in your home – we are forever grateful!) are indeed made of quality, healthy and great for the environment ingredients AND actually they smell amazing – lit or not!
Jars and Tins – We use reusable containers! We will be posting a video soon on how you can re-use and re-purpose your Jars and Tins!
Daisy Lid – We use this lid, not only because it looks adorable, but also functional. While doing our research, there are two ways to measure a candle’s effectiveness (when it comes to your ability to smell them!); a) Cold Throw and b) Hot Throw. Cold Throw is the scent given out by any candle when it’s not lit, while Hot Throw is the scent it gives off when lit (or heated on a warmer). The daisy lid allows you to enjoy our candle’s cold throw – for a long time. That’s right, our candles and wax melts smell amazing even when it’s not lit plus it looks adorable as a display 😉. You don't have to light up your candle or heat up your wax melt to enjoy them!
Wick – We use 100% cotton wick! Cotton wicks are known to burn effectively and cleaner. Two tips I want to share:
1. The first burn is the most important, to avoid "wells", "tunneling" or "memory rings", where the center is the only thing melted, leaving the sides untouched. Candles, as a rule of thumb should be burnt one hour for every 1 inch in diameter of the candles. Our 12 oz. candle jars have a diameter of 2.95 inches, so I would recommend that the first burn be 3 hours to ensure you liquefy the entire top layer of the wax and not just the center.
2. Before re-lighting your candle, please make sure you trim the burnt out part of the wick. I usually use a napkin or a tweezer to take it out. Taking out the burnt/used parts of the wick will ensure that there will be less (if none at all) smoke.
Wax – We only use Vegan, Animal Cruelty-free, all natural 100% plant based (Soy!) that is biodegradable and made of sustainable and renewable resource harvested from the US. This means we, both you and us are supporting our US farmers. Also, we are dye free! No additional color other than the tint that comes with the oil below!
Oil – We use more than the industry's standard on maximum perfume oil added to candles. We only use Vegan, Animal Cruelty-free and phthalate free perfume oils. So what are phthalates and why we should stay away from it?
If you go to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC website), this is the information they provide:
Phthalates are a group of chemicals used to make plastics more flexible and harder to break. They are often called plasticizers. Some phthalates are used as solvents (dissolving agents) for other materials. They are used in hundreds of products, such as vinyl flooring, adhesives, detergents, lubricating oils, automotive plastics, plastic clothes (raincoats), and personal-care products (soaps, shampoos, hair sprays, and nail polishes).
Phthalates are used widely in polyvinyl chloride plastics, which are used to make products such as plastic packaging film and sheets, garden hoses, inflatable toys, blood-storage containers, medical tubing, and some children’s toys.
I get it, that this chemical is everywhere and although there is limited testing on how this affects humans, but who would really want chemicals that STRONG - strong enough to make plastic more flexible and harder to break IN their candles AND inhale it?! NOPE not in a million years are we introducing this chemical into your home.
Lastly, we want to thank you for reading this page. I know there's a lot here, but we take pride in what we do and what we believe in. We know that you have a lot of choices when it comes to where you purchase your products and we want to thank you for thinking of us (I super mean that!). As always, every candle and paw wax melt we sell from our store is hand made, hand poured and hand packed by myself, my husband Micah and sometimes our little kiddos help too.
PinkHoney Candle Pack (aka Chloe, Micah, Little Man, Noodle, Honey and Cole)