The Lady Behind the Candle

The Candle Lady

Hello there Candle Lovers, My name is Makayla and I'm from a small town in Northern California called Sutter. Since I was young I've always had a love for crafts, you may even know me from my crocheting as well!

I've always had a love for candles and was introduced to Soy Candles from my sweet candle lady years ago.

About three years ago I moved to Lincoln, Nebraska and while I was there I was inspired to take on candle making myself. What I thought may be just a little fun for myself turned into the little candle business that I have today. I truly love to be able to pour my heart and soul into a candle for you to burn it in your home.

Last year we moved back to our little hometown in Northern California and feel so blessed and thankful. I have four little fur babies. I have a little two and half old Cocker Spaniel, her name is Rosie. Our little golden girl, Goldie. She is the sweet little golden retriever who just celebrated her first birthday. Our two little kitten babes, Reggie and Pigglet. We also just welcomed our little June girl to the family in November.
Our house is full but so are our hearts.

A big thank you to everyone who supports my Candles, you also support me and my family.

Candle Care

The Burning Wick Candle Co. is a small creative business that puts great love and care in each and every candle. We pay attention to every detail of the candle to make sure that you enjoy them as much as we do. All of our candles use high quality fragrance oils, cotton wicks and 100% soy wax.

We chose to use soy wax for The Burning Wick Candle for all of its great benefits. Here are some of the benefits of soy wax.

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Its Natural and Local

Our soy wax is made from soy beans which are grown right here in the United States and supports our American farmers. 

Soy wax is Eco-friendly, a renewable resource, biodegradable and water soluble, so you don't have to worry about the hard clean up from a spill. Just a little soap and water will clean it right up.

Unlike paraffin candles, which most candles are made from and contain petroleum, soy wax is non-toxic.

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Soy Candles last longer

Soy wax has a lower melting point than paraffin wax candles which means the wax doesn't get as hot which provides a slower burn so you get to enjoy your candle longer.

With the lower melting point of soy candles you won't have to buy candles as often. You'll be able to enjoy your candle 30-50% longer.

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Soy wax gives you a cleaner burn

Soy wax gives you a non toxic burn and very little soot. There are also no carcinogens or pollutants. Soy wax is all around healthier for you, your family and your fur babies.

Because soy wax burns cleaner, the scent is more pleasant and stronger.

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How to get the most out of your candle

Candles are a unique piece of art that need to be cared for so that you can get the most out of them.

The first light, when you first light your candle, make sure that you allow your candle to get a full melt pool. Allow the wax to melt across the entire top surface, touching all sides. Depending on the size of your candle, this could take up to a few hours. Doing this prevents tunneling and provides for a more even burn.

Always store your candles in a cool, dry and dark place. Storing your candles in direct sunlight can cause them to fade or warp. Even though all of our candles are dye free, this is still a good tip to follow.

Trimming your wick, always make sure to trim your wick! This is my favorite tip! This is a crucial part of candle care and if not followed can become a hazard. Trimming your wick about 1-4 inch ensures for a more even burn and will help prevent the wick from mushrooming or creating soot. If you don't trim your wick, the flame of the candle may grow too large and may smoke or flicker. If this does occur, blow out your candle and allow your candle to cool completely and trim your wick.

At the end of your candles life, do not burn it past 1/2 inch.



Please remember all of our candles are hand poured in small batches. Although every effort is made to ensure consistency, every candle may be a little different. When using soy wax your candle may appear to have "wet spots" on the sides of the jar, this is the nature of the soy wax being hand poured.

We love to ensure that you get a lovely candle that will fill your home but even after our candles leave us they still need to be cared for.