Winter’s Light Series - Hand-Poured Soy Candles (Pumpkin Pie)
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Winter’s Light Series - Hand-Poured Soy Candles (Vanilla)

Wrapping up the soy candle portion of our Winter’s Light Series (read about it here), today I am introducing our last  Soy Candle fragrance for this week…. Vanilla!


One of our original candle fragrances, Vanilla is a classic scent welcoming to most noses.  We did a LOT of testing before settling on the perfect vanilla.  This one is a Madagascar vanilla with a hint of butter, chocolate and cream.  Good enough to eat, you just cannot to go wrong with a nice, warm, soft vanilla!

If you didn’t catch the earlier post explaining all about our hand-poured soy candles, here is a recap:

We have been making these for quite a few years now, hand-pouring them in beautiful Union, WA on Hood Canal.  We use 100% soy wax, not a wax blend.  Why soy?  Oh so many reasons.  First off, it makes a wonderful candle.  The wax burns at a lower temperature, so you get a longer burn time with soy over paraffin.  It will also withstand a heavier load of fragrance oil, so they are very highly scented.  We’ve had a single votive candle sitting in our car as an air freshener for going on 5 years now, and it still smells wonderful!  Soy is grown right here in America, so by choosing soy you are supporting American farmers, not to mention using a renewable resource, as paraffin is a petroleum product and not renewable.  If that isn’t enough, you can remove any leftover wax residue in your candles cups with soap and water!  What’s not to love here?


Currently, we are pouring standard-size votives, tealights, and an 8 ounce jar.  We do not use dyes in our wax, so the naturally creamy white color of the wax won’t compete with whatever your decorating palette you may have.  The votives fit in a standard-sized votive cup and will burn 10-15+ hours depending on how long it burns each time you light it (seems to burn longer overall if you keep it lit for a long time).  Tealights come in a clear plastic candle cup which can be placed out by themselves, or within larger hurricane candle holders or jars.  One tiny tealight will scent a whole room, and burn for about 6 hours!

Our jar candles have a classy, vintage-style look with their amber glass and black lids, reminiscent of antique apothecary containers.  Again, total burn time depends on how you light it, but our test candles burn for at least 70 hours (our tests burn on average 75-80 hours, but we say 70 to play it safe!).  Once you’ve burned the candle, the glass jar and lid are reusable for home storage!  Use for craft storage, cotton balls, herbs, vitamins, oil blends or creams, flavored sauces, bath salts, notions – whatever!  If you don’t want to reuse the jar, then please recycle. :)

Vanilla tealights, votives, and jars are in stock now!

We hope you enjoyed this introduction to some of our soy candles – we’ll release more scents as the year progresses, so just keep an eye on our website for more goodies to come! :)