What are your candles & wax melts made of?
Cedar & Scotch™ candles & wax melts are made with a custom blend of all-natural soy wax derived from U.S. grown soybeans, cruelty-free, phthalate-free scented oils, and/or essential oil blends. And, our candles utilize lead-free, braided cotton wicks.
What are the benefits of soy wax?
All soy wax candles are made from processing soybeans, which is an entirely natural and renewable resource that is grown by farmers all over the world. On the other hand, older versions of paraffin wax candles were made from petroleum, a non-renewable energy source. That said, purchasing all-natural U.S. grown soy wax candles & melts encourages the agriculture industry, which is essential for humans living worldwide.
In general, soy candles burn 30 - 50% longer than paraffin candles of the same size. This is because soy wax burns at a lower temperature. Although soy wax candles can sometimes be a little more money than their paraffin counterparts, their ability to burn longer makes up for the occasional higher price.
While some people believe soy wax candles to be more "earth-friendly" than paraffin with the increased awareness in consumers, most paraffin candle manufacturers have improved their ingredients, which has made their products more environmentally friendly than before. And this fact has been corroborated by the National Candle Association and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
What are the benefits of using amber glass jars for candles?
Our lead-free, amber (rich & vibrant orange-brown) glass straight-sided round jars have a wide opening, thick walls, and a relatively square base. They are simple, elegant, and look very cozy with the flame flicker when burned.
What are the benefits of using amber glass, also known as brown glass, for our candles rather than using clear glass? The biggest benefit is that amber glass absorbs the most ultraviolet radiation. Ultra violet radiation can cause some candles to lose aromas faster. Our amber glass jars can help to protect the aroma of your candle from the effect of light. And, our metal screw caps are perfect for protecting your candle from debris & scent evaporation or to just extinguishing your candle.
What is the purpose of trimming the candle wick and only burning candles for 4 to 5 hours at a time?
These are standard instructions and good practices for any candle and are meant to prolong a candle's burn time. A longer wick creates a larger flame, a larger flame melts the wax faster, and the wax melts more quickly than the wick burns away. So the longer your candle burns, the larger the flame gets, causing your candle to melt faster and faster. Keeping the wick trimmed and burning 4-5 hours at a time slows everything down, so you get a longer burn time.
Additionally, burning your candle for shorter periods (4-5 hours at a time) ensures that the wax melts to the edge of the container. The melted wax is what gives off a candle's scent (not the flame), so this should help to maximize your candle's scent when lit. It will also prevent your candle from "tunneling" or burning a hole down the candle center while leaving a ring of un-melted wax along the inside of the container.
What if my wax looks like it has "white spots" or is "frosty" on the top?
Please note, these are not flaws in the wax, but natural characteristics of some soy waxes and is a testament to the lack of preservatives in our all-natural soy candles & wax melts. Neither of these characteristics, in any way, affect the way the candle burns or its scent.
- Please do not leave the candle burning unattended.
- Keep candles out of the reach of small children and pets.
- Always burn on a heat resistant surface.
- Do not touch or move candles with visible (liquid) hot wax.
- Keep burning candles away from drafts, vents, and ceiling fans to minimize smoking or a wick blowing out, causing the candle to burn unevenly.
- Make sure the candle is completely extinguished, and the wick no longer glows before leaving the room.
What are beard & moustache oils used for?
These oils moisturize facial hairs and the skin beneath. Our oils are hydrating to the skin and help to soften and tame beard hair, which means it also does double-duty as a styling agent.
After showering, put 3-5 drops of beard oil (7-10 for fuller beards) into the palm of your hand and work the oil into your skin and beard. It's best to finish with a beard comb or beard brush to distribute the oil evenly.
What is the 'Buy-1, Give-$1 Campaign'?
By buying items from this collection, we'll utilize the buy-one-give-one model of business. That is, for every candle, wax melt, or beard oil purchased with the 'Buy-1, Give-$1' tag, Cedar & Scotch will donate $1 to One Tree Planted, a non-profit environmental charity on a mission of global reforestation.
Notice of Non-Affiliation and Disclaimer
We are not affiliated, associated, authorized, endorsed by, or in any way officially connected with One Tree Planted, or any of its subsidiaries or its affiliates. The official One Tree website can be found at https://onetreeplanted.org.
The name One Tree Planted and related names, marks, emblems, and images are registered trademarks of their respective owners.
How quickly will my order ship?
We make every effort to ship your orders as quickly as possible. Typically, orders are shipped within 24-48 hours after we receive your order.
All shipped orders are sent from Bloomington, Illinois, via USPS® Priority Mail or UPS®, depending on your shipping selection. You will receive a tracking number for your order once it is fulfilled. Please note, Cedar & Scotch accepts no responsibility for shipping delays which may be out of our control (ie. weather, carrier volume, etc.).
Is local pick-up or delivery available?
Most addresses within Bloomington-Normal, IL are eligible for free 2-day delivery (with a $45 minimum order, pre-tax); please select the local delivery option during the checkout process for further details. Orders received after 4pm CST will be processed on the next business day.
At this time, we do not offer pick-up options.
Do you offer wholesale or bulk orders of your handmade goods?
Most definitely. To learn more about becoming a stockist of Cedar & Scotch goods, or to inquire about bulk purchases, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.