Who is Holly Candle Company
We are a Michigan manufacturer of premium hand-poured natural soy candles and fragrance products. Since 2009, Holly Candle Company has been on a never-ending mission to bring the highest quality, most earth-friendly products to our customers at reasonable prices using quality ingredients sourced from the USA.
Where can I buy your products?
You can find our products in premium gift shops, spas, salons and specialty boutiques around the United States and you can buy our products online by shopping our online store. (If you're a business owner and want to feature our products in your store, click HERE to contact us for more information on how to become a retail partner.)
What are your shipping rates?
We ship anywhere in the United States using the United States Postal Service as our perferred courier. Shipping rates are based on total weight of your products and the destination. You can get a shipping estimate on your order at any time when you are viewing the products in your cart.
What are your candles made of?
Three things go into our candles: all-natural soy wax, all-cotton wicks, premium fragrance oil (or natural essential oil depending on the candle).
Are your candles triple scented?
A common marketing term used online by other soy candle companies is "triple-scented". Truth is, candle wax, especially the natural soy wax that we use can only hold a particular percentage (by weight or by volume) of fragrance per ounce of wax. That means for every batch of wax we prepare, we can only add a maximum amount of fragrance because, again, the wax can only molecularly hold so much. If a manufacturer attempts to put more, or in this case, the advertised "three times" as much fragrance than the wax will hold, that fragrance will literally 'bleed' out of the candle after it sets, creating a huge mess and making for an unattractive candle product. The term "triple-scented" is a marketing phrase used by some companies to make customers think their candles are higher scented than anybody else's candles. We hand-pick and hand-mix only the finest quality, premium fragrance oils and essential oils available in North America. Sure, that means we're paying more for our fragrances, but the end result is a candle that has the maximum amount of fragrance that the wax will hold and it will maintain that fragrance throughout the entire burn life of that candle.
Are your candles soot free?
Truth is, anything that burns with fire causes some amount of soot and soy candles are no exception, no matter what other candle companies claim online. Soot production is a normal by-product of burning. With that said, however, soy candles do produce a very low amount of soot and we use only lead-free all-cotton wicks to create the cleanest candle burn we can provide for you. Trimming the wicks of your candles to a quarter inch prior to each burning will also keep them from producing much black soot and it will give your candles longer burn times.
How can I get the best performance from my candles?
To make sure you get the best performance from your new candle from Holly Candle Company, you need to be aware of a few tips. First of which is the importance of the first burn, which establishes the candle's burning memory and determines how well your candle will perform for the remainder of its life. All candles will develop a "burning memory" during their first burn. It is recommended that you allow your new candle to burn one hour for each inch of its diameter. You should also perform regular wick maintenance prior to lighting your candle each time. Trimmed wicks will prevent your soy candles from smoking, producing soot and from a creating a high flame! The wicks should be trimmed to 1/4″ height before each burn. This can easily be achieved with a wick trimmer. When trimming a wick, be sure that no trimmings are left in the wax or else they may start on fire and cause trouble for you!
Can I use your candles and melts if I'm allergic to soy?
The first answer to this question is that everybody is different and what may not affect one person's allergy symptoms could in fact affect another person. That said, to be sure you won't have a reaction, you really should ask your primary care physician before burning one of our natural soy candles. It is our experience, however, that people who are allergic to candles are usually allergic to the scent, rather than the soy wax.
I can't burn candles. Do you offer any other fragrance products?
For customers who can't burn candles, we offer our hand-poured soy breakaway melts which may be used in any wax melter. We also offer our hand-mixed reed diffuser oil. Both of these products are ideal for people who have pets or children and can't have an open flame.
What can you tell me about your reed diffuser oil?
We hand-mix our own reed diffuser oils using the same great fragrances we use in our candles and a very safe, high quality base that flows freely through the reeds. Not all diffuser bases are equal, as many other fragrance companies use diffuser oils that are made with bases that have high levels of Volatile Organic Compounds in them, which are harmful and can create indoor air quality problems. The base we use does not contain DPG and is VOC compliant for all states.
I would be interested in selling your candles in my store. Do you sell your candles wholesale?
Yes! Our candles can already be found in many gift shops, spas, salons and specialty boutiques all across the country. We are proud and honored that independent owners trust in the Holly Candle Company brand so much that they want to feature our hand-poured soy candles in their stores. Click HERE to contact us for more information on how to become a retail partner.