Why Choose a Beeswax & Coconut Oil Candle?
"Clean Burning Candles for a Beautiful Home," is not only our tagline, but the reason for our existence. We created Fontana Candle Company out of a desire to fill our home with safe and beautiful products. We want the same for your home too!
We are a husband and wife team who are committed to living a healthy, non toxic lifestyle. We eat clean, use non toxic cleaning supplies, exercise regularly, but we were burning Paraffin candles in our home. After burning a Paraffin candle for an entire day, we had headaches and just didn't feel so great. We decided to research candles and what we found disturbed us.
Paraffin candles are made from non-renewable wax created as a byproduct of petroleum, coal, or oil shale. They are highly refined and contains chemicals such as benzene and toluene. These chemicals are not good for people with allergies, asthma, or other chemical sensitivities. We have found that if the candle does not indicate what it is made out of, it is usually Paraffin.
Soy candles are marketed as a healthier alternative to paraffin. However, it is not advertised that most soy candles sold are not 100% soy. They often contain paraffin as the processing requires small amounts of the material.
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From our research, Beeswax was the answer to our toxic candle dilemma. Beeswax candles are non-toxic and clean burning, especially when combined with an all natural wood wick.
Why did we add coconut oil to our candles? In our testing for scent throw, 100% beeswax was too hard and did not hold the fragrance. Coconut oil was the answer. It took months of testing for us to find our optimal blend that allowed a nice even burn without scorching.
Please note: to further align with our brand mission to create the most nontoxic candles possible, we will be discontinuing all of our scents made with fragrance oils as we run out of stock. We will be reformulating our scents with 100% natural essential oils and chemical free plant oils by Spring 2020.
All of our candles are still hand-poured in small batches with each one receiving the utmost attention. All of the ingredients we use are cruelty free and have never been tested on animals.
We often get asked how long our candles burn. Our 6 oz tins last approximately 20 to 25 hours, 9oz jar approximately 35 to 40 hours, and the 14oz tin approximately 55-60 hours.
Thank you for choosing Fontana Candle Company. Enjoy!
Katie & Eric Roering, Founders
Candle Burning Instructions
We want you to have a great experience with your Fontana Candle so we are sharing tips we have discovered to create an optimal burn. Our fear is that you may think the care instructions below are too complicated; however, they are not that different from other candles.
Because Fontana Candles are hand-made from natural ingredients, slight variations are to be expected. Beeswax expands and contracts, resulting in small cracks.
Store candle in a cool, dry place at room temperature. Keep candle away from direct sunlight and high humidity. Store candle with the lid on.
The first time you burn your candle is extremely important: allow the candle to burn until the melted wax reaches the edge of the container. This should take between 2 and 3 hours in our 14 oz candle. Burning the candle this length of time will prevent the wax from tunneling on the side of the jar. Candles that have tunneling have severely reduced burn time.
It is also important to limit your burn time to approximately 3 to 4 hours. The wax and container get extremely hot. Please do not touch the container while your candle is burning. As always, burn your candle on a flat, flame retardant surface and never leave it unattended. We recommend burning our tins on a coaster, and not directly on your furniture. The tin lid makes a perfect coaster! Please read the Candle Warning label located on the bottom of the candle.
We have found that the optimal burn for our candles is achieved with a short wick. Our wicks burn best when they are trimmed to approximately 1/4." This will require you to periodically trim the wick. No special tools are needed! This can be done by snapping the burnt ends off with your fingers. If your flame gets larger than 1 ½”, please extinguish the candle and allow it to cool. Once your candle cools, you can trim your wick to approximately ¼” to ½”. Remove the wick trimmings before relighting your candle.
If your candle turns black it’s probably because it was burning in a direct draft, or it was burning for too long. Once it cools and hardens, the scorched wax can be wiped away with a rag or cloth.
Discard your candle once ½” of wax is remaining in the jar.