Frequently Asked Candle Questions

October 27, 2019

Frequently Asked Candle Questions

Why don’t candle manufacturers add a lot more fragrance?

Candle manufacturers do not add more scent because is a maximum amount of fragrance that can be added to a candle to make it burn cleanly or properly. There are many reports of some homemade and craft-fair candles containing too much fragrance or fragrances not approved for use in candles. This might cause a candle to burn in an improper or unsafe manner.

How can one tell if they are purchasing a quality candle?

Unless a candle has obvious visible damage, you would probably not be able to tell from the scent alone. That is why the National Candle Association, NCA, strongly recommend that you purchase candles from a manufacturer with a quality reputation.

Why are candles so popular?

Candles are one of the most enjoyable, and easily accessible luxury items on the market today and can be used for so many purposes.

They infuse the home with both beautiful design and rich fragrances that can create a relaxing ambiance, providing a sense of calm and well-being.

Are candles made from petroleum-based products safe?

There have been no peer-reviewed scientific studies that have ever collected or analyzed any emissions data on any candle wax, including petroleum-based paraffin wax, which is often considered harmful for burning.

Are scented candles safe?

Candle users should be confident that a well-made and properly burned candle, whether scented or unscented, will burn cleanly and safely. Although there is no study on the use of scented candles, there are different controversies made on digital media regarding scents of candles.

Do scented candles trigger asthma or allergies?

Even though millions of Americans regularly use scented candles without any side effects, it is always possible that a specific fragrance might trigger a negative reaction in sensitive individuals. Before buying a candle, it is recommended that you smell it to see if it works for you.

Do scented candles produce more soot than the unscented candles?

The oils found in certain scents may slightly increase the amount of soot produced by a candle, but mainly, it is the wick length and flame disturbance, which are the primary factors impacting soot in a properly made candle.

Is my candle biodegradable?

Studies have shown that waxes like beeswax, paraffin wax, and all vegetable-based waxes are biodegradable. A big majority of candles today are made primarily from these waxes, so if your wax is from a good source, it is biodegradable.

Are certain candle waxes better than others?

Different blends of waxes are popular with different manufacturers. Most people have concerns for paraffin wax as compared to the soy wax used by quality candle manufactures. 

What waxes do you use for your candles?

RE+NEW+ALL Candle uses hand-poured, soy wax for each and every candle.

 Is it dangerous to sleep with candles lit?

Yes. We highly recommend agains sleeping with candles lit, or unattended to. There is a possibility that anything nearby the open flame can catch fire. It is always advised to be cautious around a flame, even from a smaller candle. 

Can I reuse my Candle Jar?

Of Course, you can reuse your candle jar! In fact, we highly encourage you to do so. You can make beautiful craft containers and glasses from the jar, or use it to store smaller items.

What to Do When I Light My Candle For the First Time?

When lighting your candle for the first time, your goal should be to get an even burn by lighting the wick from both sides. It is recommended that one uses a lighter to make sure the wick catches its first light very easily. Because of this, the first time you light a candle is very important to the quality of your candle burn. 

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