Jackwood

Jackwood

Washington, United States · 310 Sales

Jackwood

Jackwood

Washington, United States 310 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
(74)
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Jackwood

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Announcement   Welcome to Jackwood - Modern Home, Beeswax Candles, and Accessories.

Some information about beeswax candles:

It wasn’t until the Middle Ages that beeswax was used to make candles. Until then the rendered fat of animals in the form of tallow was the ingredient for most candles.

When the petroleum refining industry emerged in the 20th century, paraffin became the dominant ingredient for candle-making. Paraffin is the final by-product of petroleum.

Some researchers say that soot given off from the burning of paraffin-based candles is the same as the soot given off by burning diesel fuel. Some of the air contaminants include substances found in paint and varnish removers, including benzene and toluene which the EPA calls probable carcinogens.

As if the above isn’t enough, many candles still have lead wicks and oils used in many scented candles are petroleum-based synthetics and not natural plant-derived essential oils.

“The University of Michigan recently conducted a study which showed that one-third of the candles tested from the United States and overseas released more lead into the air than is recommended as safe by the EPA. The study also showed the amounts of lead in the air increased the longer the candles burned.”
The above refers to paraffin-based candles with lead wicks.

Like most people, I’ve burned plenty of paraffin-based candles that probably contained synthetic fragrances, but now for the good news!

There ARE alternatives.

Plant-based candles such as soy, and beeswax candles burn cleaner and they are renewable resources.

Beeswax burns clean with a golden flame and produces negative ions which purify the air by attaching to dust particles which then drop to the floor. I use an all cotton wick which does not contain lead.

I’ve used the following as a source for some of the information above:
http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0HKL/is_5_7/ai_66918312/

Announcement

Welcome to Jackwood - Modern Home, Beeswax Candles, and Accessories.

Some information about beeswax candles:

It wasn’t until the Middle Ages that beeswax was used to make candles. Until then the rendered fat of animals in the form of tallow was the ingredient for most candles.

When the petroleum refining industry emerged in the 20th century, paraffin became the dominant ingredient for candle-making. Paraffin is the final by-product of petroleum.

Some researchers say that soot given off from the burning of paraffin-based candles is the same as the soot given off by burning diesel fuel. Some of the air contaminants include substances found in paint and varnish removers, including benzene and toluene which the EPA calls probable carcinogens.

As if the above isn’t enough, many candles still have lead wicks and oils used in many scented candles are petroleum-based synthetics and not natural plant-derived essential oils.

“The University of Michigan recently conducted a study which showed that one-third of the candles tested from the United States and overseas released more lead into the air than is recommended as safe by the EPA. The study also showed the amounts of lead in the air increased the longer the candles burned.”
The above refers to paraffin-based candles with lead wicks.

Like most people, I’ve burned plenty of paraffin-based candles that probably contained synthetic fragrances, but now for the good news!

There ARE alternatives.

Plant-based candles such as soy, and beeswax candles burn cleaner and they are renewable resources.

Beeswax burns clean with a golden flame and produces negative ions which purify the air by attaching to dust particles which then drop to the floor. I use an all cotton wick which does not contain lead.

I’ve used the following as a source for some of the information above:
http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0HKL/is_5_7/ai_66918312/

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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(74)
Ann Watters

Ann Watters on Dec 8, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

Excellent service and interface with shop owner. Items are of excellent quality and are perfect for my needs! Thanks a mill!!

tarheel26

tarheel26 on Nov 29, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

Fantasitc coasters love them so much plan on ordering more for my mother this christmas. 5 stars all the way.

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Shop policies

Last updated on October 18, 2012
Welcome to Jackwood!

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Please check to see that your address is current on PayPal when you purchase an item. If the item is sent to the wrong address, any expense incurred to re-send the item will be paid by the Buyer.

Returns are at the expense of the Buyer.

I am happy to combine shipping costs to reduce the cost to the Buyer. If the amount charged for shipping exceeds the actual cost of shipping by more than $2.00 I will refund the difference.

I will automatically do this if you make multiple purchases or you can contact me ahead of time for an estimate.

Due to their fragile nature, care must be taken when shipping candles. Candles cannot be shipped in extreme heat.
Refunds and Exchanges
Please read item descriptions carefully.
Please look at all photographs provided for the item.

I want you to be happy with your purchase. If you are not happy with an item please contact me.

Items in unused, undamaged condition, in original packaging may be returned within 14 days of receipt after notifying the Seller. Shipping return is at the expense of the Buyer for credit exclusive of shipping. There are no refunds given for shipping the item.

If an item is damaged in transit, I require a photograph of the damaged item(s).
Additional policies and FAQs
At the present time coupons can only be used on candles. Also, Coupons cannot be combined with other special offers or sales unless otherwise stated.

I want you to be happy with your purchase and hope that you enjoy these candles as much as I do. Send me an Etsy Convo if you have any questions and thanks for your interest!