CandlesByLauraCo

Soy Candles, Melts, and more Candles

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Announcement    We have lovely new fall scents. Pumpkin Harvest, Maple Bourbon, Hot Apple Cider to name a few. Available in various styles and sizes. Get that summer stink gone and usher in fall!

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Last updated on Sep 10, 2021

We have lovely new fall scents. Pumpkin Harvest, Maple Bourbon, Hot Apple Cider to name a few. Available in various styles and sizes. Get that summer stink gone and usher in fall!

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About CandlesByLauraCo

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On Etsy since 2018
Video summary: My candle pouring process in four minutes!

Candles Have Always been On my Bucket List

Pouring Soy Candles has always been on my bucket list and I finally fulfilled my dreams at age 47. I’m addicted. This has become a family business and my daughter and I hand pour each candle adding love to each one just for you. We always use the maximum amount of fragrance that soy wax will absorb to ensure that your whole house will be smelling great! Come see me to try all these wonderful scents.

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  • Laura

    Owner

    Thanks for stopping. I would love to sit and sip coffee with a candle burning and learn about your life. I hope you can feel blessed as you browse my shop. I'm a stay-at-home mom of five children. I love crafts and candles has been on my bucket list.

  • Allison

    Assistant

    My daughter is my close assistant. She does most of the photography, and helps get me excited about new scents and advertising.

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Last updated on Sep 16, 2018
Frequently asked questions
How do I care for my candle?

The first time you light them you will need to allow for 2-3 hours of burn time or until the melt pool reaches the edge of the glass before extinguishing and always trim the wick after every use.

A soy candle will never burn wider than the first time you burn it! If done correctly your candle will burn evenly all the way down, using all of the wax!

Place on safe heat resistant surface. Keep wick trimmed to 1/4"; remove trimmings from candle. Keep wick centered for an even melt pool. Keep out of drafts and out of the reach of children and pets. Do not move while burning or while wax is hot. Do not burn when 1/4"of wax remains. Never leave a burning candle unattended.

How can I burn my candle safely?

The lid makes a wonderful candle holder. Although jar candles are usually pretty safe, I like putting my lid between my candle and my surface. This protects and makes fire hazard less.

How long will my candle burn?

Even though this is a small candle, it will burn approximately 35 hours if cared for properly.

What is soybean wax?

Soy wax is a vegetable wax made from the oil of soybeans. After harvesting, the beans are cleaned, cracked, de-hulled, and rolled into flakes. The oil is then extracted from the flakes and hydrogenated.

The hydrogenation process converts some of the fatty acids in the oil from unsaturated to saturated. This process dramatically alters the melting point of the oil, making it a solid at room temperature.

Why burn soy?

Soy's greatest advantage is that it is completely renewable. While the global reserves of oil shrink and paraffin prices increase, the only limit to the soy supply is how much we choose to grow.

In addition to sustainability, a well-made soy candle will burn cleanly and slowly. While the performance and beauty of soy candles speak for themselves, soy wax is truly a benefit to all of us.

What is used to scent my candles?

Fragrance oils for candles consist of many aromatic ingredients. Some are made naturally and others synthetically. Natural fragrances are extracted from plants or flowers and synthetic fragrances are manufactured from man-made materials.

There are over 2,000 high-quality fragrance combinations that can be used in candles. Also, there are strict global standards set in place for the safe use of fragrance ingredients, not only in candles, but in other bath and body products as well.

What is fragrance oil?

Not all fragrance oils are created equal, but the fragrance oil company I use has gathered some of the very best into a line that's extensively tested and rated for performance in soy wax.

Our fragrance oils are a combination of natural essential oils and synthetic aroma chemicals. They are never diluted, so each has a strong concentrated aroma that doesn't disappear when burned in a candle.