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About ReturntotheEarth

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All natural, cruelty-free, vegan candles and scents inspired by mama Earth. Handcrafted with love in Austin, TX.

I've always been very drawn to scent. My mom says that even as a small child I was always opening jars and bottles just to smell what was in them. Candles quickly became an obsession. As I started reading more about candles I realized just how bad most commercial candles actually are. They are predominantly made from paraffin wax, which is a petroleum by-product created when crude oil is refined into gasoline. It's a nonrenewable source that contains many carcinogenic substances. I was horrified when I learned that such dangerous substances could be released into the air when burned. I knew I had to start making my own, natural candles. I do that by using all natural soy wax - which is a renewable resource, pure essential oils, 100% cotton wicks and reusable and recyclable containers and packaging. At the end of our journey we all return to the earth and my hope is to have left my little spot in the world better for it.

Soy Candle Burning Tips

- When burning your soy candle for the first time, it is important to allow the candle to burn for 2-3 hours. Soy wax has a "memory" and creating a proper melt pool helps to avoid the candle from "tunneling" down the center of the container causing you not to be able to enjoy the candle's full burn time (50+ hours). Allowing your soy candle to create it's initial memory burn will help the candle to create a full melt pool of wax, which increases the candle's scent throw and burn time.

- Always trim your wick to 1/4" before lighting your candle. Always burn your candle on a level, heat resistant surface. If the wick begins to have a large flame, starts flickering constantly, or if the wick becomes larger than 1/4" extinguish the flame and let cool for 1-2 hours, re-trim wick and re-light. Always keep the wick centered, this is best done after the candle has been extinguished and the wax is still soft.

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Last updated on May 10, 2022

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I don't accept returns, exchanges, or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
Due to the nature of our products, Return to the Earth is not able to accept returns. However, we do want you to be completely satisfied with your purchase. Please contact us within 30 days of your order being placed if you have any concerns.
We accept Etsy Direct Checkout and Paypal.
All products are shipped within 3-5 business days (Monday-Friday) from the time your order is placed. If there are any delays with your shipment you will be notified shortly thereafter. I do offer local (Austin, TX) pickup on select items. If you have any questions regarding shipping or pickup, please contact me before you place your order.

US Shipping
All shipping costs are priced according to item size and weight. Orders will be shipped via USPS Priority Mail or First Class with Delivery Confirmation. You will be sent a notification and tracking number when your package has been shipped.

International Shipping
All international orders will be shipped via USPS First Class International Mail. This method of shipment is most affordable but it does not have a tracking system, please contact us for further details should you desire insurance included with your package. This shipping method averages 7-14 business days.
Shipping internationally may cause your parcel to attract duties and customs fees. These fees are the responsibility of the buyer. Please contact your local customs organization for more information.

We are not held responsible for any packages lost, stolen or damaged en route. Shipping Insurance is available if you are interested, please contact us for more details.
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This information is provided for convenience and is not intended to diagnose, treat or prevent disease. It is not a substitute for medical advice. Information is based on general knowledge and is not meant as any type of health claim.

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