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faq

  • What is the best way to burn Crooked River Candles?
    Our recommended burn time is 4 hours. Be sure to trim your wick cotton wicks to 1/4" and your wood wicks to 1/8" before each lighting. Always allow the melt pool to reach the edges of the candle vessel before extinguishing. This will allow the candle to burn evenly and prevent "tunneling." Be sure to never leave a lit candle unattended or in reach of children, pets, or drafts. Candles should be placed on a heat resistant surface and the vessel should be allowed to cool before handling. Each order will receive a "candle care card" and/or safety instructions on the bottom of the vessel.
  • Why do we prefer soy blend?
    Burns clean Great scent throw Lasts long (6-7 hours per ounce) Creamy smooth tops Produces little if any soot The soy in our blended wax is produced by U.S. farmers
  • Can you tell me about your fragrance oils?
    All of our fragrances are hand selected . They are a blend of premium fragrance and essential oils. We use fragrance oils that may contain up to 40-80% essential oils. We only use candle safe essential oils. Our premium clean scents produce fantastic fragrances with a wonderful scent throw.
  • Are you vessels really all repurposable?
    Absolutely! We take great pride in the fact that our vessels don't just get thrown away after the life of the candle. Simply wash out with hot soapy water. Spray some rubbing alcohol on container to clear the scent and wash again.....your vessel is ready to be reused! Here are some suggestions: Hand carved wood dough bowls- succulent planter, moss garden, catch-all, decorative home storage Rustic Farmhouse Tin- planter, flower vase Hand-thrown pottery- A drinking vessel, planter, pen collector Thick glass jars- drinking vessel, planter, flower vase Vintage luxury glass- bathroom storage, cotton balls, Q-tips, vase, jewelry keeper
  • How do I use a wood wick?
    Wood wicks are beautiful. They crackle and produce a gorgeous vertical flame, but they can be a bit tricky especially when using for the first time, but I promise they are well worth it! Light the wick from the corner. This may take a few tries, as the wick acts similar to a reed and must pull up the wax into the wood. Wood wicks need to be kept trimmed to roughly 1/8" before every burn. If you've been enjoying your candle for more than a few hours and notice that your flame is becoming too high and/or out of control, extinguish the flame and re-trim the wick. Please note the wick height still needs to be above the wax line and 1/8"-1/4" to remain properly burning. You need enough wick to fuel the wax. Lastly, If you do not have a wick trimmer, a nail trimmer will do the job;) Or, simply pinch off a bit of char with your fingers.
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