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You won’t find any petroleum by-products, stabilizers, phthalates, BPA, or harmful dyes in our products.  Our candles are non-toxic, just as with our commitment to non-toxic soaps!  Beeswax supports bees!  Our coconut oil is responsibly-harvested! Our candle jars are recycled Spanish glass you can re-use for a myriad of purposes.  Our ties, labels, and packaging are all compostable!


Enjoy the magic and beauty of our beeswax & coconut oil jar candles!  Crafted with organic beeswax, organic coconut oil, natural (unscented), or scented with pure aromatherapy-grade essential oils.  Hand-poured into our beautiful aqua-tinted recycled Spanish glass jars that are completely re-useable as glassware, vases, two gifts in one!  (Collect an entire set of glasses!) Tagged simply with a recyclable/compostable paper tag and hemp string!   Beeswax is the longest-burning, candle wax, emits negative ions that bind with toxins & allergens to help clean the air, and bees a job!  Coconut oil adds a smooth, creamy finish to the candles, stabilizes burn-quality, and is highly sustainable.  Our Bayberry candle is made with natural bayberry wax derived from the bayberry bush, plus beeswax, and is naturally a pale green color.


Jar candles come packaged in a compostable clear bag tied with hemp, and includes burning and safety instructions (folded inside the package), and a removable tag (so you don't have to scrape a sticky label off the jar.


Scents Available:

Ancient Forest

Apple Jack & Peel

Bayberry (made with natural bayberry wax and beeswax, and is a pale green color)


Lemon Verbena

Patchouli & Sandalwood

Tangerine & Sage










Candle Burning Instructions & Safety:

- Keep wicks trimmed to 1/4″ or less to prevent soot or erratic burn. If you notice your candle wick becoming elongated and curling at the end, or your flame burning too high and flickering, trim the wick to 1/4“, removing any burnt wicking from the wax pool. 

- Ensure candle is kept clean and doesn’t gather dirt or excess dust. If dirty or dusty, carefully clean the top of your candle with paper towel or lint free cloth. 

- To ensure your candle burns cleanly across the top, burn it one hour for each inch in diameter or until the wax pool extends from edge to edge. For example, burn a 1.5″ candle at least 1.5 hours, burn a 3″ at least 3 hours.

- Use a metal tool to straighten a curled or tilted wick to the opposite direction to correct uneven burning.

- Extinguish candle by pushing wick into melted wax pool with a metal tool preventing afterglow and smoke/sooting. Blowing a candle out can spatter liquid wax or introduce unwanted debris to the wax. Instead, use a wick dipper to depress the lighted wick into the wax pool. Once the flame is extinguished, use the dipper to return the wick to an upright position. Always make sure all candles are completely out before leaving the room.  Never leave a still-hot candle/melted wax pool where children or pets have access to it.


- If using a lidded jar candle while traveling, allow time for and wait until the melted wax has cooled and hardened completely before placing the lid on the jar and packing in your travel bags.

NCA (National Candle Association) Candle Burning Tips:

​- Always keep a burning candle within sight. Extinguish all candles when leaving a room or before going to sleep. Be sure the wick ember is no longer glowing.

- Never burn a candle on or near anything that can catch fire. Keep burning candles away from furniture, drapes, bedding, carpets, books, paper, flammable decorations, etc.

- Keep burning candles out of the reach of children and pets.

- Trim candlewicks to ¼ inch each time before burning. Long or crooked wicks can cause uneven burning and dripping.

- Always use a candle-holder specifically designed for candle use. The holder should be heat resistant, sturdy, and large enough to contain any drips or melted wax.

- Be sure the candle-holder is placed on a stable, heat-resistant surface. This can help prevent heat damage to underlying surfaces and prevent glass containers from breaking.

- Keep the wax pool free of wick trimmings, matches and debris at all times.

- Always read and follow the manufacturer’s use and safety instructions carefully. Don’t burn a candle longer than the manufacturer recommends.

- Keep burning candles away from drafts, vents, ceiling fans and air currents. This will help prevent rapid, uneven burning, and avoid flame flare-ups and sooting. Drafts can also blow nearby lightweight items into the flame where they could catch fire.

- Always burn candles in a well-ventilated room. Don’t burn too many candles in a small room or in a “tight” home where air exchange is limited.

- Don’t burn a candle all the way down. Extinguish the flame if it comes too close to the holder or container. - For a margin of safety, discontinue burning a candle when 2 inches of wax remains or ½ inch if in a container.

- Never touch or move a burning candle or container candle when the wax is liquid.

- Never use a knife or sharp object to remove wax drippings from a glass holder. It might scratch, weaken, or cause the glass to break upon subsequent use.

- Place burning candles at least three inches apart from one another. This helps ensure they don’t melt one another, or create their own drafts to cause improper burning.

- Use a snuffer to extinguish a candle. It’s the safest way to prevent hot wax splatters.

- Never extinguish candles with water. The water can cause the hot wax to splatter and might cause a glass container to break.

- Be very careful if using candles during a power outage. Flashlights and other battery-powered lights are safer sources of light during a power failure.
-Extinguish a candle if it repeatedly smokes, flickers, or the flame becomes too high.  The candle isn’t burning properly. Cool, trim the wick, then check for drafts before relighting.

- Never use a candle as a night light.



Beeswax & Coconut Oil Jar Candles

  • Recycled Spanish glass jar, organic beeswax, organic coconut oil, essential oils as per listed variety, phthalate-free BPA-free fragrance as listed for one variety, lead-free tab cotton wick.


  • All but one of our candle offerings is scented with pure aromatherapy-grade essential oils.  And our one fragrance oil scented candle (Apple Jack & Peel) is scented with phthalate-free & BPA-free fragrance.


    Ancient Forest -

    A walk in the woods when you can't do so in-person!  Cedar, fir needle, pine, palo santo, and oakmoss essential oils take you there!


    Apple Jack & Peel -

    Our one candle scent that comes from phthalate-free BPA-free fragrance vs. essential oils (there is no apple essential oil).  Remember what it smelled like to walk into your mom's or granny's house when she just baked an apple pie?  Yeah--THAT!


    Bayberry -

    One of the oldest ever candle scents, scent derived from bayberry wax from bayberry bushes.  A holiday classic, but you'll enjoy it ANY time of year!


    Lavender -

    Lovely lavender, reknown for it's mood-enhancing & calming effects aromatherapeutically! 


    Lemon Verbena -

    A bright burst of citrus freshness!  Stimulates the mind, and effectively helps remove cooking and other odors from your environment!  Mother-in-law unexpectedly on her way and you haven't gotten around to bathing your stinky dogs?  Light up Lemon Verbena and she'll never know!


    Patchouli & Sandalwood -

    Earthy, woodsy, reminscent of happy hippie days!  People seem to either love or hate patchouli, but are often surprised to learn it's a base note in MANY famous perfumes!  We love it's grounding scent blended with classic sandalwood!  Hmm!


    Tangerine & Sage -

    There's more than one way to ritually-sage your home or workspace!  White sage blended with fresh and bright tanterine is uplifting and renewing, and a perfect way to shace away bad juju or evil spirits!  A great house-warming or hostess gift, as well!


    UN-SCENTED Natural -

    Don't like scent? No reason to not enjoy candles!  We've got you covered with this un-scented candle.  Possesses just the faintest natural essence of beeswax, a slightly honey-ish scent that's barely there, from the beeswax itself!


    Vanilla -

    "Your home smells SO GOOD!" visitors will exclaim!  Another classic and ever-popular candle scent!  Warm, sweet, mood-soothing vanilla absolute!  I light this candle before grandchildren come over so they always remember the inviting. delicious, and good-memory smell of Granny's house!



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