Truckee, California


Organic Soy Wax Candles and Wax Melts

Truckee, California | On Etsy since 2018

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Announcement    Clean burning, non-toxic, long lasting and perfectly scented hand poured soy candles and melts that smell just as good on the very last burn as they do on the first! 🌻


Last updated on Apr 8, 2020

Clean burning, non-toxic, long lasting and perfectly scented hand poured soy candles and melts that smell just as good on the very last burn as they do on the first! 🌻


Chris West

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About OurRusticHeart

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On Etsy since 2018

A little bit about the lady that makes your candles...

I live in the little historic mountain town of Truckee, California, where I've raised two incredibly awesome kids that are all grown up! I had no idea that the next chapter of my life was going to be about me finding and following a new dream. And, this is how it all started...

I've been a candle lover since I was a young adult. A few years ago, I started to hear a bit of "chatter" about paraffin candles being filled with toxins. I thought to myself, "Why would they sell them if they were bad for you?" Curiosity got the best of me and I hit up The Google. I cross referenced the heck out of internet resources and the information that I found was disheartening. Fact 1: Paraffin candles are derived from products leftover from processing petroleum (fuel). Gross right? Fact 2: Paraffin candles are full of multiple chemicals that are toxic (poisonous). Like in "things that can cause really bad things to happen to our bodies". Fact 3: When we burn paraffin candles we are breathing in poison along with everyone in our home. Heck no!!! I’ve never burned another paraffin candle again.

Now for the good news... I started a new "mission" to create the very best natural and non-toxic candle. I spent 2 years researching and testing. Testing and tweaking. Then researching, testing and tweaking some more... And, one very awesome day, I nailed exactly what I'd been working towards. A candle that is made with natural and non-toxic ingredients. A candle that burns all the way to the bottom and smells just as good from start to finish. A candle that smells so good unlit that it will give a subtle background scent to whatever room you set it in. I was a happy camper:)

I started trying new scent combinations and sharing them with my friends and family. One day, my son proposed the thought of me selling them at our weekly downtown summer market. The thought scared the wits out of me! So, I did it:) Have you ever been really nervous, but kind of excited at the same time? That was me committing to an entire summer of shows, putting myself out "there" and feeling really vulnerable. I can tell you that I'm so very glad that I did! That was the formal beginning of Our Rustic Heart and the start of what has been one of the most challenging and fulfilling experiences of my life. Thanks to all of you.

I love making my candles. I make each one with care and a happy heart. I love watching the faces of people when their eyes light up at finding a scent that makes them feel really good. I love hearing back from my customers and new friends about how much happiness they get from their candles. More than anything, I like making something that makes people happy:)

I hope that you get as much "happy" enjoying your candles as I do making them. 🌻

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    Owner, Designer, Maker

    I’m the lady that makes your candles:)

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Last updated on Nov 5, 2020
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Gift Wrapping and Personalization Information

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Shipping Address Information

Please make sure to re-check and confirm that your shipping address is correct. Customer will incur re-shipping fees for an item that needs to be re-shipped to the proper address.

Shipping Information

At this time, I am shipping within the U.S. only. All of my items are shipped through USPS Priority which will arrive within 1 to 3 business days of shipment.

What are the Features and Qualities of Soy Wax?

- Vegan, Biodegradable, Sustainable and Eco-Friendly
- Non-Toxic/GMO Free
- Burns Cooler/Cleaner
- Burns 25-50% Longer than Paraffin Wax Candles
- Cleaner Burn with Very Little Smoke or Soot
- Domestically Grown and Supports American Farmers/Agriculture
- Soy Wax can be Cleaned Up Easily with Soap and Hot Water

We use 100% soy wax with no added chemicals or dyes to our wax.

As soy candles are all natural they are sometimes susceptible to "frosting" (a flaky texture to the wax after a burn) or "wet spots" (clear spots between the glass jar and wax). This does not affect the candle burn, duration of candle life or scent throw of the candle. We do not issue refunds for this as it is a normal trait of soy candles.

What do you Use to Scent Your Candles?

I have found that a blend of essential and natural fragrance oils are better suited to my soy candles. They are specifically made for use in candles which make them burn safely and more consistently as well as have a better scent throw.

Burn Time and Scent Throw

My pint mason jar candles burn approximately 80+ hours, half-pint mason jar and travel tin candles 40+ hours and wax melts 50+ hours (please see candle care information below to achieve the maximum burn time for your candle). You will get the longest burn life from your candle if you make a habit of trimming your wick every time before you light it.

I find that my pint mason jar candles fill a medium to large room nicely. For larger spaces or rooms with high ceilings, I recommend burning two candles to achieve a similar scent throw.

Candle Care

Before lighting your candle, remove the lid from jar (the lid can be put back on after the candle has cooled).

The first burn is the most important and sets the tone for the melt life of your candle. Please allow your lit candle to burn until the wax pool (the melted area around the wick) reaches the outer edge of the jar (approximately 3-4 hours).

Always make sure the wick is trimmed to 1/4 inch before every burn.

Candle Safety

Always keep your candle on a flat and flame retardant surface away from children, pets, draperies, flammable items, etc.

Never leave a burning candle unattended, keep away from drafts (which can create an uneven burn, abnormally strong flame or low scent throw).

Do not move the candle while it is burning or if the wax is hot liquid.

After the candle has burned to 1/2 Inch from bottom of candle your jar may be washed out with hot water and soap.