TwoBlueCandle

Hand Poured & Highly Scented Candles

Virginia, United States · 2 Sales

TwoBlueCandle

Hand Poured & Highly Scented Candles

Virginia, United States 2 Sales On Etsy since 2016

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Kathy

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Announcement   Welcome to my brand-spanking new Etsy shop! More hand poured votive and pillar candles will be added soon, so sign up for my newsletter for updates on restocks sent straight to your inbox! http://eepurl.com/cbT80X

~ Kathy

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Last updated on Sep 18, 2016

Welcome to my brand-spanking new Etsy shop! More hand poured votive and pillar candles will be added soon, so sign up for my newsletter for updates on restocks sent straight to your inbox! http://eepurl.com/cbT80X

~ Kathy

Kathy

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Kathy

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Getting ready to pour some Wicked Good Caramel votive candles. Yum.

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I'm a candlemaker, and this is my story...

Welcome! I'm new to Etsy but not new to making and selling candles. I've been making them for nearly 20 years, and opened up my first online shop way back in 2002. I was living in a little rented house on the coast of Maine with my new hubby, happily perfecting my candle recipes in a tiny (and chilly) corner of the kitchen.

I don't live in Maine anymore, but I still really and truly make each candle by hand. Using only the highest quality waxes and fragrance oils, I mix all of my candles in extremely small batches, then (neurotically) test a candle from each batch to ensure they are held to the highest standards (mine :)

Unlike other brands, my candles actually DO scent the room they're in. I am ob-sessed with highly scented candles, and no candle leaves my workshop without my personal signature. (For real! I actually sign each candle!)

I love hearing from all of my loyal Two Blue customers, and getting to know new friends too! Please let me know if you have any questions about my process or your order... I'm happy to help.

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Last updated on Sep 24, 2016
Frequently asked questions

What is the best way to burn a handmade pillar candle?

The first time you light a handmade pillar candle, burn it at last one hour for each inch of its diameter. This will allow the pool of wax to extend to the outside rim and help prevent it from "tunneling". The candle will melt out to this rim each time you light it.

To prevent smoking, trim your wicks to 1/4" or less before lighting. If you light your candle and it smokes, blow it out and trim your wicks agin. Although smoking occurs with every kind of candle, highly scented candles smoke more than unscented ones.

Hug your candle after extinguishing it by cupping both hands around the top edges and gently pressing in towards the center, being careful not to crack it. Doing this will help the candle consume fully as it burns down.

What is the best way to burn a handmade votive candle?

The entire surface of your votive is intended to fully liquefy so be sure to burn it in a tight fitting votive holder! This will also ensure that your votives lasts longer. Avoid drafts to prevent your candle from smoking. Always trim the wick the 1/4" inch before lighting your candle.

Adding a few drops of water to your votive holder before adding your votive will prevent the glass from cracking if burned down too low. (It will also make the candle a cinch to remove when done.)

What are some other candle burning tips?

Make sure your candle is being burned in an area that is clear of anything that could possibly catch on fire (e.g., plants, lampshades, or curtains). Also ensure that the candle will not be knocked over. Keep burning candles out of reach of children and pets. Always burn a candle in an appropriate type of holder. Remove all packaging and decoration before burning. Never, ever leave a burning candle unattended!

Every candle poured by Two Blue Candle has added UV protection, but even with thsi protection, candles may eventually fade if kept in direct sunlight or under fluorescent lighting.

Please store your Two Blue scnets separately! Our candles are "super-scented" and the scents will eventually mix if stored too close together.