Strictly Wicks Candle Company
About the Owner/Designer/Creator -
Hello! My name is Kelli, and I design and pour all of the candles you see on this site by hand. Each and every component of my candles has been thoroughly researched and extensively tested for safety, a clean burn, ultimate scent throw, and incredibly long burn times to give you the absolute best (and most affordable) candle you will ever own. And I back it all up with a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. I know you're going to love these candles!
My Story -
I used to buy candles all the time, but I had to stop because the scents were too over-powering or they had a chemically smell that would trigger an asthma attack. :( Even the expensive ones just about killed me. But, I loved having a candle burning for the ambiance they created and for the lovely scents they produced. But, I just couldn't handle the ones I was finding in the stores. So, I decided to try to make my own.
Now that I gained control of the ingredients - the wax, the wicks, and the fragrance oils (and the strength of them), I could produce candles that I could actually enjoy!
Wax - I use 100% Premium-Grade Paraffin Wax. I use this because it does not contain harmful chemicals at all. It is clean-burning and environmentally safe for humans and pets. It also has a lower melt point than other waxes, which means it doesn't require a lot of heat to melt. And what that means is if the candle should get knocked over, the hot wax will not burn you or your pets - (I'll have a video of that shortly). Always burn your candles safely away from children and pets, but sometimes accidents happen, and if it does, you'll feel better knowing that the wax will not cause harm.
Wicks - I use All-Natural Zinc-Core Wicks. They do not produce soot (that black, harmful smoke that a lot of other types of wicks release into the air, and soot is also responsible for blackening the container) when appropriately trimmed to 1/8-1/4" before each burn. Soot is harmful to your lungs and can settle on objects near the candle or be distributed throughout your home through its ventilation system. Zinc-core wicks also maintain their upright position - ever have a wick fall over into the wax or break off when you tried to straighten it? Zinc-core wicks don't do either one of those things. Zinc-core wicks offer a completely safe and efficient burn from start to finish.
Fragrance Oils - I use 100% Phthalate-Free Fragrance Oils to scent my candles. What are phthalates, you ask? Phthalates are solvents used to extend the aromatic strength of the candle fragrance oil, and have produced harmful effects on the human endocrine (hormonal) and reproductive systems. They also have adverse effects on our pet family members as well. I STRONGLY believe that what we allow into our bodies, whether it be a food product, a beauty product, or a home product should be 100% safe, so my candles are 100% Phthalate-Free - no exceptions. I care about your personal health and the health of your children and pets to be as important as my own. Again, no exceptions.
More on Fragrance - As I mentioned above, the candles I had purchased in the past from major retailers would always trigger an asthma attack - they contained too much fragrance (and possibly phthalates), so I scent my candles strong enough to scent the entire main level of my home comfortably. What that means is I can go into any room on the main level of my home and I can still happily smell the candle scent. I can also be in the same room with it and it is not over-powering at all. The scent throw is amazing and is "just right" - not too strong and not too soft. I think you will be impressed with candles that are perfectly scented.
And if those reasons aren't enough to convince you to give us a try, my candles also feature incredibly long burn times - far superior to the major competition, beautiful designs, free shipping, free gifts, and a 100% satisfaction guarantee.
Strictly Wicks Candle Company
Humble Beginnings ~
Strictly Wicks Candle Company, June 2nd, 2020.