CaptainsCandles

Natural Scented Soy Candles That Transport Near & Far

Dayton, Ohio

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Note from shop owner Thank you for visiting and shopping at my store. We are currently unavailable while the company is working through some changes. We appreciate your business and hope to see you back soon when we re-open.

Sincerely,
Ryan

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Dec 28, 2020

Thank you for visiting and shopping at my store. We are currently unavailable while the company is working through some changes. We appreciate your business and hope to see you back soon when we re-open.

Sincerely,
Ryan

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About CaptainsCandles

Sales 24
On Etsy since 2015

Destiny Awaits...

Fragrance has always been an important part of my life, evoking memories, encouraging me, relaxing me, or inspiring me.

My dad and I have even half-joked about opening a shop he wanted to call, "Everything Up the Nose," which would include his favorite smells: Leather, coffee, fresh wood carvings, and baked bread! That little daydream became "CaptainsCandles.com"

My wife, who owns her own Etsy jewelry business, CinnamonAndSilver, is also an avid gardener, travel photographer (www.DevelopingFocus.com) and candle-lover who used to help her mom sell PartyLite candles as a child.

After being diagnosed with a disability and, recently, cancer, she hasn't let any of it stop her. We are now new RV owners (meet Irv* link) with a travel blog!

Her love for plants and travel has definitely rubbed off on me over the past 16 years, and together we have transformed our small backyard into a wonderful neighborhood oasis of comfort, color (my wife's pet aesthetic) and aroma (my favorite aesthetic), that we use to source the dried flowers and herbs used in CaptainsCandles candles, soaps, and bath items.

Our candles are carefully designed with all-natural materials, travel-friendly tins, beautiful destination-inspired fragrances, and the desire to transport our customers to their favorite places (and ours!) and most memorable times.

We sincerely hope you enjoy CaptainsCandles. Please remember us on your next journey!

Shop members

  • Captain Silver

    Owner, Creator, Shipper

    A lover of scents and tastes, natural handmade candles are my creative outlet and way to experiment with delicious fragrances! I love sharing my discoveries and "adventures" in candle and soapmaking with others. Enjoy!

  • Loura Lawrence

    Photographer, Marketer, Enthusiastic Product Tester

    Loura is the official product photographer and "enthusiastic product tester" for Captain's Candles. She also assists in marketing and SEO, and is the graphic designer behind our label. See her handmade and designed jewelry shop at CinnamonAndSilver

Production partners

  • Candle Supply Shop

    Durham, NC

    We use a highly regarded candle supply company to source our waxes and non-essential fragrance oils.

Shop policies

Last updated on July 22, 2019
Why Use Soy?

• Soy wax is made from natural soybeans which helps employ American farmers.

• Soy candles burn cleaner, leaving much less black soot.

• Soy candles burn almost twice as long as standard paraffin wax candles.

• Soy candles leave less residue than typical paraffin wax candles, making soy wax easier to remove.

• Soy candles are non-toxic and release no known carcinogens into the air, unlike other candles.

• Soy candles do not raise the CO2 levels in a room, as opposed to paraffin wax candles.

Many candles advertised as a “soy candle” have unknown blends that you may not catch unless you search deep into their site. If it doesn’t say 100% or tell you what’s in the candles, watch out! http://household-tips.thefuntimesguide.com/2010/09/soy_wax_candles.php

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Common Candle Terms We Use:

• Cold throw is simply how well a scent can be smelled without the candle being lit. Hot throw is how well a scent can be smelled while the candle is lit.

• "Phthalates are a group of chemicals used to make plastics more flexible and harder to break. They are used in hundreds of products, such as vinyl flooring, adhesives, detergents, lubricating oils, automotive plastics, plastic clothes (raincoats), and personal-care products."

While the CDC does not recognize any risks from the use of these chemicals, there are growing health concerns among people regarding phthalates' possible effects on children, and hormones in general. Please see this link for more info: http://www.cdc.gov/biomonitoring/phthalates_factsheet.html

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How to Make the Most of Your Captain's Candle:

• The first time you light your Captain's Candle soy candle, it is best to allow the wax to melt completely to the edges (usually about 3-4 hours). This is called a "memory burn," and will help to avoid the "tunneling" effect where the center of the candle burns lower than the sides, wasting wax that will no longer melt.

• Before each burn, the wick should be trimmed to 1/4" in order to further reduce soot, smoking, or a flickering wick.

• Keep candle burn times to no more than 4 hours, keep away from other objects and placed on a steady and sturdy surface.

• When your candle is finally burned completely, simply clean your container with soap and water and reuse or recycle!

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits