100% Natural Soy Wax | Soy is an eco-friendly, biodegradable and sustainable product and is made from the oil of soy beans. It is non-toxic and it burns at a lower temperature rate than paraffin candles. Soy has a slower burning rate and a more pure and stronger scent throw than most other candles. Shabchique 100% pure, professional grade soy wax contains no genetically modified organisms (GMO), no paraffin, no unnatural additives and is Kosher certified and vegan friendly. Our Australian sourced products are not tested on animals.
Fragrances | The soy collection premium fragrance oils contain raw materials, with only the highest quality ingredients used, including pure essential oils. Our premium fragrances are made to IFRA standards and are Phthalate free. Natural fragrances are generally made from ingredients harvested from sustainably grown plants. They mainly consist of natural isolates which is a single chemical isolated from a plant that contains a particular smell. These aromatic raw materials are usually obtained through distillation, expression and extraction much like essential oils. Natural fragrances are complex compositions of natural aromatic raw materials such as essential oils, isolates, resins, distillates and extracts. Each are skilfully combined by perfumists and blended together, to produce the desired scent.
Some fragrances are softer or stronger in strength than others. For assistance in selecting the right scent for you, please contact me for advice on my fragrance range. As I aim for a fast turn around time, you will receive your candles freshly poured; I recommend (if you can resist!) leaving the candle to cure for a few extra days before using, to achieve the full strength of the scent throw.
Essential Oils | Shabchique's essential oil collection includes beautiful aromatic blends of quality, 100% pure essential oils; recommended by aromatherapists as a use for added health and wellness benefits. A description of these benefits are listed in the fragrance menu. The essential oil blends I create are based on recommendations by aromatherapists only, and do not replace the recommendations given by your medical professional. When it comes to your health, always seek advice from your general practitioner. If pregnant, please consult your health care professional before use.
Wicks | Each Shabchique candle contains a quality manufactured pure cotton or paper cored lead-free wick, recommended for the type of container it is used in. To help look after your wick, please give it a slight trim before every burn. Sometimes, wicks can appear to ball or "mushroom" at the end, which can cause the wick to "spit", creating a bit of a mess inside your candle jar or around your tealight. Trimming the end of your wick to about 1/4 inch (8mm) will keep the wick neat and tidy and less likely to spit when lighting the candle, or smoke when burning. Ensure your wick stays centred for an even burn. On your first burn, your candle is ready to light, without trimming.
Wooden Wicks | Wooden wicks are a beautiful edition to your soy candle. Enhancing the strong fragrance throw and with no trimming required, these 100% natural wicks are a new 'must have' luxury. Wooden wicks usually take a few takes to stay alight which is completely normal. Once lit,they produce a soft crackling sound and ensure a long lasting, clean burn. These are available in selected candle vessels on request.
Candle Containers | Each container has been professionally manufactured and tested to withstand the temperatures of a burning candle and ensure it is of the highest quality standard. They are sourced from trusted and reputable Australian companies that comply with strict standards. All Shabchique vessels are re-usable products. Have them cleaned and re-filled using my refill service, or use them around the home as beautiful storage containers.
Care of Candles
Burning | When burning your candle for the first time, it requires what is referred to as a 'memory burn'; which means allowing the candle to burn until the wax has melted to the edge of the jar. Performing a memory burn will increase the life of your candle and ensure the wax burns evenly, avoiding the core burn that can develop in the centre of the candle. To ensure an even burn throughout the life of your candle, ensure the wick stays centred as much as possible. The recommended burn time is no longer than 4 hours at a time. It is highly recommended that your candle is finished once the wax has reached a minimum of a centimetre from the bottom of the jar, to prevent the glass from overheating. Although the glass is made to withstand the heat from the candle, there is a risk that if the candle is burned down to the base, breakage may occur.
Extinguishing | When you have finished burning your candle, I recommend extinguishing the flame by replacing the lid. Blowing out your candle will not only spoil the beautiful fragrance it has created, but can also cause soot to spoil the look of your candle. Alternatively, you can use a candle dipper to safely dip the wick into the wax, extinguishing the flame with no smoke at all. Ensure the wick pops back up after doing so. Should your candle get soot on the glass, simply wait for it to cool after extinguishing, and wipe the inside of the glass with a damp cloth.
Safety | Each Shabchique soy candle comes with a warning label fitted to the underneath of the jar. Please read this before lighting your new candle. Remember never to leave a burning candle unattended, or within reach of children or pets. Always place your candle on a heat resistant surface or placemat and keep out of draughts and away from other objects. Discontinue use of your candle when the wax is at least a centimetre from the base.