Refuge Brands Candles are hand-poured with eco-friendly 100% soy wax with lead-free natural wicks or wooden wicks. They are scented with high quality blended natural essential oils that are phthalate free so they maintain a creamy and soft texture. Made in the USA.
Every purchase supports our candle makers which include a not-for-profit special needs community. These candles have a story. They are inclusive - made in community, together with those possessing a special needs diagnosis. They are empowering - in the candle making process, time together is used to learn job skills + encourage entrepreneurship. They are supportive - the profits are shared with those that make + sell these candles. Each candle has the potential to provide a fair wage to someone with special needs. These candles are more than just candles - it is an opportunity to find purpose in friendship and joining together in a job well done.
Tips for care and safe use of candles. 1. Only burn candle for four hour increments. Do not touch or move candle while burning. 2. Trim the cotton wick to 1/8" before each use. 3. Never leave candle unattended. Keep away form children and pets. 4. Avoid drafts 5. Extinguish your candle properly.
Additional tips for wooden wicks. Wooden wicks are a bit different from a traditional cotton wick - they burn longer, cleaner, and have a cozy crackling ambiance, but they do require a bit of extra care. 1. Be patient with lighting as wooden wicks can take longer to catch. 2. Trim your wick to 1/8" and 3/16" before each use. 3. Remove all charred wood from previous burns.