Frequently Asked Questions
Why Soy Wax?
Humble Bee chooses to use 100% ECO Soy wax.
Soy Wax is a completely natural and renewable candle wax. The soybeans produced to make the wax used in our candles are sourced from non-GM soy. This may not seem important because we are not consuming the wax, but on ethical considerations we have opted to do this.
The wax is actually a type of vegetable oil.
The soybeans are crushed, and the extracted oil is then hydrogenated by passing a solution of hydrogen through which changes the melting point and composition so that it solidifies at room temperature.
Why Does Soy Wax Make A Superior Candle?
Soy wax candles actually last for 25 – 50 % longer than paraffin candles, making them more economical.
Make from an environemntally friendly, renewable resource.
Is water soluble. You can wash out your jars with hot, soapy water, which means recycled jars can be reused.
It’s a healthier choice compare to paraffin and gel candles.
What fragrance oil do you use?
Humble Bee chooses to use only natural and organic where possible, 100% Pure Essential Oil or Fragrance Oil imported from Thailand and France. All oils are not man-made and not non-synthesized. We believe natural products are best for our health and environment. All essential or fragrance oil does not release toxic chemical.
Are scented candles safe?
Yes. When a candle burns, the wax is drawn into the wick, where it is “consumed” by the candle flame to produce water vapor and carbon dioxide. The only difference with a scented candle is that a small amount of fragrance is released as well.
Consumers can be confident that a well-made and properly burned candle, whether scented or unscented, will burn cleanly and safely.
Although there are no known health hazards associated with the use of scented candles, unfounded concerns about the safety of man-made fragrances vs. “natural” fragrance materials and essential oils continue to pepper the popular media and Internet. The fragrances approved for candle usage – whether synthesized or “natural” – do not release toxic chemicals. Humble Bee Candles choose only the natural fragrance imported from Thailand and France.
What type of wicks do you use?
Our soy candles are made using 100% lead-free, cotton wicks, soy bean wax and certified woodwicks for candle use.
How Do I Wash My Jars? Can I reuse them?
Soy wax will wash out easily with hot, soapy water: But remember DO NOT pour wax down your drains. The wax will solidify in the pipes and clog your sink.
If you don’t want to go through the hassle to clean or wash it, consider planting something using your jar ♥
Check out our favourite store in our Support Local page or go to this link for some ideas!
Do You Sell Unscented Candles?
These are great for customers who enjoy the ambience of a burning candles or using it as a home decor, but prefer to have them unscented.