Frequently Asked Questions
Why is a Comfort Candle superior to other candles?
Our candles are made from a soy-wax blend which produces less soot and smoke than straight paraffin candles. We also do not add any color, ultraviolet inhibitors or other additives except for the scent.
We handcraft every candle using the latest in candle making technology to uniformly saturate the wax with fragrance. Our candles are Texas made with American made ingredients and materials. They burn evenly, completely, and cleanly and are one of the highest quality scented candles available.
What is the benefit of soy wax blend over paraffin wax?
Paraffin wax is a petroleum by-product. Soy wax is a vegetable-based product and is completely renewable. Soy wax burns at a lower temperature which means it lasts longer than a paraffin candle. Soy wax also burns cleaner, which means fewer or no carcinogens, soot or toxic pollutants are thrown into the air. This make a Comfort Candle less likely to trigger allergic reactions.
What is the benefit of an all cotton wick?
You probably think that scent and color make a candle. But those of us who make candles for a living know that it’s actually the wick that makes the candle.
The purpose of the wick is to deliver liquified candle wax to the flame. Different wick sizes and materials deliver different amounts of wax to the flame. If too much wax is delivered, the flame creates soot; if too little is delivered, the flame dies. The type of wax, as well as its size, shape, color and fragrance materials all impact the performance of the wick. So you can see how important it is that the candle maker chooses the best wick for the candle.
Comfort Candle uses all-cotton wicks, as they are self-trimming and contain no zinc, as many other candle wicks do. Cotton also burns cleaner and produces less soot or smoke.
Are there any synthetic ingredients in your candles?
Absolutely not! We use only American made, all-natural ingredients in our candles, including soy wax, fragrances and wicks. We also use no dyes or ultraviolet inhibitors. Because of our unique process, Comfort Candles have a certain unique aesthetic, with little color variation between scents.
Do I need to trim the wick?
No, you do not. Our wicks are self-trimming but trimming or pinching the burnt wick will help your candle burn a bit better.
Why do candles smoke?
There are many reasons, but mostly, paraffin waxes and zinc wicks burn hotter and tend to smoke more. Additives such as color can cause more smoke as well as a sub-optimal amount of scent combination for each fragrance.
Why are many of your candles the same color?
Because we add no synthetic dyes to our candles to keep them all-natural.
Is there any particular way I should burn my candle?
Yes there is. You should let your candle burn to the outer edge of the container so that the entire top of the candle has become liquid or formed a wax pool. You can extinguish the candle at any time after that for optimal future burning. Keep your candles away from any fans or air vents which make them flicker and burn improperly.
Can I become a Comfort Candle reseller?
Surely! Please see our Wholesale page for details