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Captain Silver

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About

An Adventure in Aroma

As a busy parent, husband, student, and computer tech by day, the pleasure of experimenting with different fragrances and making something by hand is extremely refreshing to me.

My dad and I always 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.

...To be continued.

Shop members

  • Captain Silver

    Owner, Creator, Shipper

Shop policies

Last updated on February 8, 2016
Why Use Soy?

• Soy wax is made from natural soy. This helps employ American farmers.

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

• Soy candles burn for about 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!

Accepted payment methods

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Apple Pay
  • Klarna
  • Sofort
  • Ideal
  • Paypal
  • GiftcardAccepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Additional policies and FAQs
Bring or send in your empty, clean Captain's Candle container, and get it refilled by us at a 20% discount!

• Convo us through Etsy and let us know your Captain's Candle container is on its way. Be sure to give us your contact information, and tell us which scent you want your container filled with.

• When your Captain's Candle container arrives, we will inspect it for cleanliness and any dents or cracks for usability. We will update you via email or Etsy convo on whether or not your container passed the inspection, and we will verify your scent choice at that time.

• We will then send you a custom order through Etsy, which will include a 20% discount. Standard shipping rates will still apply.

• It takes a few days for candles to be poured and properly cured for burning, but you will receive a shipping notification when your new custom candles are on their way home to you.