I am so excited to now have our very own candles. They have truly been a labor of love. There is just something about creating a product with my hands from scratch and I've enjoyed every moment. Each candle is carefully hand-poured in small batches using US grown all-natural soy wax, fine fragrances and cotton-core wicks. I hope y'all will love these candles as much as I do. Below is some information about how the candles are made and how to best use them. If you have any questions about something not addressed here, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks, y'all!
xo - Steph
SCENT PROFILESIt was SO hard to narrow down scents for the initial candle launch but I'm so excited about the three I've chosen!
NO. 1 // LEMON VANILLA Inspired by the hot days of summer that leave you craving a tall glass of lemonade. If Winnie Jean were a fragrance, it would be this uplifting delight! Lemon and floral verbena paired with the sweet aroma of vanilla with a subtle touch of cream. Infused with natural essential oils, including Citronella, Lemon and Litesea.
NO. 2 // APPLE BOURBON A fall favorite that is a twist on the traditional apple fragrance. Fresh apples blended with a touch of vanilla, maple and a punch of smooth bourbon. Infused with natural essential oils, including Cinnamon.
NO. 3 // HOLLY BERRY A festive take on a traditional holiday scent sure to bring you some Christmas cheer. Balsam fir and cinnamon body with top notes of tart berries and plum. Infused with fir, cinnamon leave, clove leave and patchouli natural essential oils.
We use only 100% non-GMO soy wax in our candles, grown in the USA. We choose soy wax because it burns cleaner and is a renewable resource. It is the cleanest burning, non-toxic wax available. Our wicks are made from cotton woven around a paper core, making for a steady flame with no soot buildup.
Our candles are 100% USA made, from the soy wax to the kraft gift box it comes packaged in.
Always practice safety (and some common sense) while burning your Winnie Jean candles. To prevent fire and serious injury, always burn candles within sight. Keep out of reach of children and pets. Trim wick to 1/4 before lighting each and every time. Do not burn candles for more than 4 hours at a time and discontinue use when 1/4" of wax is left. Neither seller nor manufacturer are responsible for misuse.
For best burning results, we recommend burning for 1-4 hours at a time to not only create an even melting pool but to help your candle last longer. Allow the melted wax to reach the edges of the jar (this helps prevent the wax from building up and "tunneling") and allow candle to cool completely before handling or re-lighting.
For simple DIY instructions for how to re-purpose your Winnie Jean candle containers, check out this post by Dwell Beautiful.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
HOW ARE THE CANDLES SHIPPED? Candles are currently shipped Priority Mail with the USPS. Each candle is packaged in a kraft window gift box and then carefully wrapped in bubble wrapped for safe shipping. They will ship separately from other items added to your buggy.
DO YOU SHIP INTERNATIONALLY? At this time, candles are only available for domestic shipping, within the US. I hope to, in the very near future, expand our shipping offerings.
WILL A "SOLD OUT" FRAGRANCE BE RESTOCKED? These candles are made in small batches and are hand poured by myself (Stephanie Creekmur, owner and designer) in my home. I only keep inventory in our shop for products that we have made and ready to ship. I will do my best to keep up with demand so please know that if a scent you're craving is sold out, it will be back shortly! If you have a large order, please contact us directly and I will prepare your order.
HOW FRAGRANT ARE YOUR CANDLES? Our candles are perfect for scenting a small to medium sized room. Large rooms or rooms with high ceilings may need two candles. Soy candles tend to produce a softer scent so our fragrances are not overwhelming but perfect for every day use.
HOW LONG DO YOUR CANDLES BURN? Our 9oz candles burn approximately 50-65 hours. For best burning results, we recommend burning for 2-4 hours at a time. This not only creates a good melting pool but can help your candle last longer. If you burn your candle all day, it will burn through faster and not last as long as our approximated hours.
ARE CANDLES AVAILABLE TO RETAILERS? Absolutely! We'd be thrilled for you to display our candles on your shop shelves. Please fill out the form on our wholesale page and we will get back to you shortly!