Product Info & Candle Care
Haute Mess Candles are made with soy wax, soy wax blends (for our colored candles) and phthalate-free fragrance oils that contain essential oils. These provide a cleaner burn for your home while still giving off great scent throw. Haute Mess believes in using recyclable and re-usable items wherever and whenever possible. This includes minimal packaging, recyclable boxes and biodegradable peanuts for shipping. Our beautiful candle containers all come with instructions on how to remove old wax so they can be used again or repurposed. There is even a line of refill candles in the works! These will fit into containers sold by Haute Mess and help cut down on containers being thrown in the trash after the intital candle is gone.
A few simple things can make candles last longer and burn much safer.
Trim candle wicks to 1/4 inch each time you light them. This keeps the flame at a safer height and helps the candle burn more evenly.
Allow the wax to melt all the way to the edge of the container to help the candle burn more evenly and prevent it from tunneling (burning down the middle, creating a tunnel and wasting tons of precious wax). This is incredibly important the first time a candle is burned.
Do not leave candles burning unattended or burn for more than 3 to 4 hours at a time. Use a coaster to protect the surface you are burning the candle on. Do not burn candles if only 1/4 - 1/2 inch of wax is left in the container. This can cause it to overheat. Always be careful handling a candle when it has been lit for any amount of time. It can get extremely hot!