"Luxury" is a broad term, it truly comes down to personal taste and the sensory experience a particular product creates for an individual. There are several factors which make our candles truly "luxurious" and set them apart from regular scented candles :
Our fragrances were crafted with specially curated, ambrosial blend of different essential oils. These blends create a multi-dimensional symphony of scents, which are balanced perfectly for a blissful experience. Our candles also have 10-12% of fragrance oil blends for a rich aroma which is double of the standard 5-6% used in regular scented candles.
The "noses" behind our scents are globally recognised for their expertise and experience in curating scents for some of the biggest luxury brands in the world.
Each and every element that you see in our candles has been handcrafted and put together by local artisans in India. Not a single element has been taken off the shelf. All the ingredients are organic & ethically sourced from within India. Please refer to Candle Anatomy for more details.
The craftsmanship and the quality of the raw materials used is a huge factor in the cost of making a candle. Let, talk about them one by one :
Most candles sold in big-box stores use paraffin wax. It is the cheapest wax in the market, but unfortunately, it is a chemically processed byproduct of gasoline. It is non-biodegradable, non-renewable and is not eco-friendly. The burn of paraffin wax candles is not clean and can create a significant amount of soot.
Next factor is the scents which are used in the candles. The fragrances used in our candles are blended with essential oils, which are directly derived from plants. We all know that a tiny bottle of an essential oil can cost a lot of money. But, at the same time, the quality of the scent these oils produce is richer and way more full-bodied in comparison to cheaper synthetic oils. They have a much better throw than regular candles as well.
All our candles are 100% handmade and hand-poured. The work and labor involved in hand-pouring isn’t trivial, because you also have to factor in the packaging. In true spirit of celebrating handcrafted excellence, the production and the packaging of our candles has entirely been done by local artisans manually. Handcrafted boutique candles are more expensive to make from a labor standpoint in comparison to mass produced machine made candles.
As a rule of thumb, candles burn at a rate of 7 to 9 hours per ounce of wax. Our soy wax candles can burn up to 60 hrs in optimum conditions. However, the burn time of a candle depends on various factors like length of continuous burn each time, candle maintenance, placement, surrounding temperature etc. Air Conditioners and windy areas may affect the burn time too. Kindly follow care instructions which we have put under our candle coasters to get optimum performance from our candles.
A fresh candle needs to burn for at least 1hr and you must not burn it for more than 3hrs.
5. What can I do if the flame of my candle is really high?
It is important to trim a wick 5mm before each use to ensure that the flame is not burning too high and it's not emitting a black residue (trimming is needed when the black part of the wick becomes too long). If the flame is too high, kindly blow the candle out, let it cool down a bit, trim the wick and re-light.
6. What can I do if the flame of my candle is really low/going out on it's own?
Candle burning can get affected if the candle has been lit for more hours than normal or if the wick has been trimmed too short. Sometimes due to variations in surrounding temperature, the wax around the sides melts faster and reduces the length of the wick. which in turn drowns the flame. It may also occur due to drafts and other factors which affect the burn time too (refer to point no. 3).
7. Is the throw of The Good Light Candles good enough to fill an entire room?
8. I just received my candle, the wick is flat and the wax is uneven and chipped. Is this a defective product?