HyperionCandles

HYPERION CANDLES

8 Sales

HyperionCandles

HYPERION CANDLES

8 Sales On Etsy since 2012

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Anonymous on Oct 28, 2012

5 out of 5 stars

Second order!! Great!!

Anonymous on Oct 9, 2012

5 out of 5 stars

Thanks! Exactly what I needed, better than I expected! Great work and fast shipping!!

Anonymous on Sep 24, 2012

5 out of 5 stars

Thank you for the very unique tags.

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Last updated on July 2, 2012
Why Palm Wax?

A relatively new product, it is a renewable resource, non-GMO, and entirely free of petroleum products. How? Palm Oil, the main ingredient, is derived from the fruit bunches of the oil palm. The oil is heated under high pressure to separate the glycerin from the fatty acids. Next, the fatty acid component is combined with oxygen and distilled to create a flaked, hard, white wax, which has a beautiful crystalline structure. No harmful solvents or catalysts are necessary. And to clarify, soy wax, has also become a popular alternative to paraffin, but is generally only found in containers due to its extremely low melt point. It also carries the same clean-burning properties, but beware, soy isn't always just soy and more than 75% of soy is from GMO seed.

Why NOT Paraffin Wax?

There are three main reasons to avoid buying petroleum (paraffin) based candles:
~ Paraffin smoke/exhaust contains many carcinogenic toxins and contributes to indoor air pollution
~ Petroleum is not a renewable resource
~ Burning paraffin often produces black soot that coats your walls, furniture, electronics, and appliances
Paraffin candles contain up to 11 carcinogenic compounds. These compounds have been deemed 'toxic air contaminants' by the State of California. An air quality researcher, David Krause, has documented evidence that candle soot particles contain many of the same compounds given off from burning diesel fuel. The soot from these materials can contain carcinogens, neurotoxins, and reproductive toxins. Testing and air chamber analysis by the Environmental Protection Agency has found the following compounds in a random group of over 30 candles tested:

Acetone
Benzene
Trichlorofluoromethane
Carbon disulfide
2- Butanone
1, 1, 1-Trichloroethane
Carbon tetrachloride
Carbon Black (soot) Particulate Matter <2.5 microns
Trichloroethene
Tetrachloroethene
Toluene
Chlorobenzene
Ethylbenzene
Styrene
Xylene
Phenol
Cresol
Cyclopentene
Lead (Inorganic Airborne Contaminant)

Unfortunately candle ingredients are not required to be listed, so most of the population is unaware, but awareness is growing. Worse, labels are often worded in such a way that some consumers think they are buying healthy, aromatherapy candles, when in reality the candle is mostly a petroleum wax, synthetic scent, synthetic fixatives, with a pinch of plant essential oil added. Even if a candle is labeled as being made of beeswax, often there is paraffin as well. Wicks that have a metal, or zinc core, often contain small amounts of lead as well. Always look for very specific labeling by the manufacturer.

How do we fit into all this?

Our candles are made with 100% palm based vegetable wax with no harmful additives. We only use pure essential oils and never add any artificial fragrances. The pigments are the purest powder form, eco-friendly, and contain no petroleum solvents. The wicks are wire-free and are coated with vegetable wax, not paraffin.

Accepted payment methods

  • Money Order
Payment
We take payments via money order and Paypal. We do not accept personal checks. any personal checks sent will be voided and returned.
Shipping
Depending on the quantity of the candles and design it would could take up to 7-10 for you to receive your candle. So if you are ordering one as a gift please make sure that you order them early.
Refunds and Exchanges
If there are any problems or issues with your purchase we will be more than happy to fix or replace your purchase. Please contact us for details.