Mom and Me Soy Candles

Cannon Falls, Minnesota | 34 Sales


Mom and Me Soy Candles

Cannon Falls, Minnesota 34 Sales On Etsy since 2014

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Mom and Me Soy Candles - About Us

Michelle and Laura are the mother-daughter duo who make up Mom (Michelle) and Me (Laura) Soy Candles. Simply put, we enjoy spending time together working towards a common goal of producing a pleasing, environmentally responsible, and natural (non-petroleum) candle for your enjoyment and ours.

We started making candles a few years ago when Mom (Michelle) approached Me (Laura) about a community ed class she saw on making your own homemade soy candles. We signed up for the class, and immediately were hooked. We not only learned about the candle-making process, but the benefits of soy candles, and more importantly, the not-so-great things about conventional 'paraffin' based candles (paraffin wax is petroleum based).

The environment and living as sustainably as we can has always been an important part of our lives. When we found out the candles we had been burning for years and years were potentially harmful to our health and the environment, we knew we wanted to start making our own regularly. Soy wax is made from soybeans, a renewable resource, and soy wax burns virtually soot free. We also really liked the fact that soy wax can easily be removed from hard surfaces simply with hot, soapy water. Because of this, we found that we could re-use the glass jar the 4 and 8 ounce candles come in for other things after the candle was done burning.

We started out making candles for ourselves, and we would give a few as gifts here and there. It turned out that our friends and family members loved our candles as much as we did! We started getting orders, and we would get 'hints' from people that they wanted some as gifts. We heard stories from people who had sensitivities to conventional candles who could now enjoy candles again. It was an exciting feeling to know that people got (and continue to get) as much enjoyment out of our product as we did.

Eventually, we started selling our candles at art/craft shows and through a couple wholesale retailers, and have had a blast doing it. Scent is a really powerful memory trigger, and many times someone will smell a Lily of the Valley candle, for example, and tell us a story of how their grandmother used to grow the flowers in her garden. They can then take the candle home and be reminded of the good times they had with their grandmother. We also have some fun scents, like Monkey Farts, and enjoy seeing people get a good laugh from smelling it.

At the end of the day, as we light one of our Mom and Me Soy Candles, we feel great knowing we are doing what we can to help our environment and to help protect the health of our family and friends.

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  • Michelle and Laura


    Michelle and Laura are a mother and daughter duo who enjoy spending time together working towards a common goal of producing a pleasing, environmentally responsible, and natural (non-petroleum) candle for your enjoyment and ours.

Shop policies

Last updated on March 15, 2016
Each and every Mom and Me Soy Candle is homemade with pride.

Mom and Me Soy Candles is proud to use American-made products and support America’s soybean farmers.

Why Soy Wax?
Soy wax burns virtually soot free and cleaner than traditional wax (paraffin wax) which is petroleum based.

Soy is a renewable resource. Processing of soy wax is more environmentally friendly than processing paraffin based wax.

Soy candles burn cooler than paraffin wax candles which allows them to burn longer.

Accepted payment methods

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Apple Pay
  • Klarna
  • Sofort
  • Ideal
  • Paypal
  • GiftcardAccepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
We want you to be happy with your candles. If for some reason you are not satisfied with your order, please contact us and we would be happy to work with you to find a solution that works for both of us. Please contact us within 7 business days of receiving your order. You are responsible for any return shipping.
We accept credit cards, debit cards, Paypal, and Etsy gift cards.
All candles are made to order. Your item will ship in 1-2 weeks. During summer months, we only ship on Mondays and Tuesdays to avoid your candles sitting in warm warehouses over the weekend. Contact us directly to arrange different shipping options prior to placing your order.

We do everything possible to ensure safe arrival of your candles. Please contact us should you have any damage or breakage during shipping.
Additional policies and FAQs
All items are handmade which means that there may be slight variances between each candle. Additionally, due to the properties of 100% soy wax, variation in color and “frosting” is completely normal and does not affect your candle’s performance. Additionally, there may be slight differences in color due to differences of computer monitor settings and indoor lighting.

Bulk or Custom Orders
If you are interested in a custom or bulk order, please contact us and we will be more than happy to go over different options with you.

Wholesale inquiries
Please contact us for pricing and additional information.

We would greatly appreciate it if you would take a moment to leave feedback about your experience and your items. If for some reason you are not satisfied with your purchase, please contact us before leaving feedback. We are more than willing to work out a solution with you.

Burning Instructions
The first time you burn your Mom and Me Soy Candle, make sure you burn it long enough that the soy wax melts all the way to the edge of the container before putting the candle out. This will prevent your candle from “tunneling” down the center.

If you notice that your wick has formed a “ball” at the top after burning, you can trim it with a scissor before you light it again. We recommend waiting until your candle cools completely and the wax has re-hardened, or wait until just before you light it the next time.

Any spilled wax can be cleaned with hot, soapy water.

Candle Safety
This is a natural wax candle. Place on a safe, heat resistance surface. Keep wick trimmed to ¼”; remove trimmings from your candle. Keep wick centered for an even melt pool. Keep out of drafts and also out of reach of children and pets. Do not move while burning or if wax is hot. Discontinue use when ¼” of wax remains. Never leave a burning candle unattended! Failure to follow instructions could result in a fire hazard or injury.

The glass jar that your Mom and Me Soy Candle comes in is completely reusable. There should only be a minimal amount of wax left when your candle is done. Simply scrape out the excess hardened wax from the jar. Then, pop the wick and wick sticker out with a fork and run hot water in the candle jar until the wax is gone. Wipe your jar out with a paper towel or a rag and it is ready to re-use!