DropDeadCandles

Drop Dead Candles

Oshawa, Ontario | 322 Sales

DropDeadCandles

Drop Dead Candles

Oshawa, Ontario 322 Sales On Etsy since 2016

5 out of 5 stars (62)

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Quirky skull themed candles and housewares created for people whop are dead inside. All items are handmade in Oshawa, Ontario under feline supervision.

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Last updated on 12 Jan, 2019

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Quirky skull themed candles and housewares created for people whop are dead inside. All items are handmade in Oshawa, Ontario under feline supervision.

Mel Martins

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Mel Martins

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About

Skull themed candles for people who are dead inside

Registered Nurse by day, reclusive candle lady by night; Mel started Drop Dead Candles in 2016 as a happy accident when she began creating her own molds and candles as a "just-for-fun" hobby. The hobby quickly developed into a small business as Mel's friends and family began hounding her to create weird candles for them. Each candle is handmade under feline supervision in Oshawa, Ontario and probably contains a least a little bit of cat hair.

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Last updated on 25 Dec, 2018
Frequently asked questions
I would like to buy more than one item and Etsy is charging me per item! Help!

Thank you for ordering multiple items :) Please send us a message so we can adjust the shipping rate or create a custom order.

Wholesale availability

You bet your behind we do wholesale! Please drop us a line at dropdeadcandles@gmail.com

Why does my candle look dusty/frosty?

This naturally occurs over time as the wax crystalizes and it's nothing to fret about. If you'd like you can reduce the "dustiness" of the surface by warming your hands by rubbing them together and make a wiping motion with your hands/thumbs - you will melt the wax a teeny bit and improve the colour.

Your candles are made of paraffin wax!? Isn't that ~*~TOXIC!?~*~ I read this thing on facebook/the internet/heard from my friend's cousin's dogsitter that paraffin wax is bad yadda yadda ... soot! toxins! cHeMTrAiLzzz *scary buzzwords!!!*

As per the National Candle Association (http://candles.org/):

"No specific type of wax or wax blend is considered “best” for candle making. All candle waxes – when provided in high-quality format – have been shown to burn cleanly, safely and in the same manner. Validated scientific studies have shown that all major candle waxes exhibit the same basic burn behavior and produce virtually identical combustion byproducts, both in terms of composition and amount. To date, no peer-reviewed scientific study has ever collected or analyzed any emissions data on any candle wax, including petroleum-based paraffin, and proven them to be harmful to human health."

Why paraffin?

- captures the intricate detail of our molds
- distributes colour evenly/results in less surface "frosting"
- cost efficient (if we used another type of wax we would have to increase the price of our candles by several dollars)

When Drop Dead was just a baby we experimented with different types of wax, including soy and bee's wax (and we'll actually make bee's wax candles on a custom order basis). The bottom line was that we found paraffin wax worked best for us. If you aren't a fan of paraffin wax, that's okay - please feel free to spend your hard earned cash on another small business.

We simply ask that you research and GET ALL THE FACTS before you declare that paraffin wax is toxic/the root of all evil and we're terrible monsters.

My candle arrived damaged/broken etc etc :(

UGH, BUMMER. Please contact us ASAP so we can resolve the issue by either send you a new candle/item or offer you a refund. Thank goodness for postal insurance!