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Frequently Asked Questions


WHAT INGREDIENTS ARE IN SUNSHINE'S ESSENTIALS CANDLES?
Sunshine's Essentials candles are made with a coconut wax, all natural essential oils and cotton wicks. Nothing else!

WHAT MAKES COCONUT WAX BETTER?
If you’re a lover of the environment and sustainability like we are, then you’re going to love our coconut candle wax. Coconut candle wax is made from cold-pressed coconut meat, the same way coconut oil is extracted. It then goes through a hydrogenation process, where coconut oil is transformed into a creamy white candle wax. 

  • Coconut is a sustainable, easily renewable crop.  
  • Burns cleaner and slower than any of the other waxes. Having a slower burn gives you a better investment for your candle purchase.
  • Better scent throw. Essential oils blend perfectly with this wax, which allows us to use more essential oils, meaning more aromatherapy benefits for you!​​
  • A rich, creamy white color. We do not add any extra coloring, as we find beauty in the natural.

Many people aren't aware how harmful a candle can actually be. Meaning you, your family and even pets are breathing in what is released into the air. As wax is the main element we knew we wanted the most sustainable and healthy option.  

ARE YOUR CANDLES VEGAN & CRUELTY FREE?
Yes, they are! We are happy to report that neither myself nor our suppliers engage in animal testing and our candles contain no animal-derived ingredients.

HOW LONG WILL MY CANDLE BURN?
Burn times will vary depending on a different factors, however, based on 4-5 hour increment burn testing, your candle should burn for about 40-50 hours.

HOW FRAGRANT ARE YOUR CANDLES?
Due to the natural nature of these candles, they are not overwhelming and can be used every day. We suggest only burning your candle for up to 5 hours at a time.

WHAT ARE ESSENTIAL OILS?
Getting essential oils from plants is done with a process called distillation, most commonly by steam or water, where many parts of the plants are being used including the plant roots, leaves, stems, flowers or bark. After distillation, the outcome is a highly concentrated portion of essential oil, which will have the characteristic fragrance and properties of the plant from which it was extracted and contain the true essence of the plant it came from. This includes the smell but also the plant’s healing properties and other plant characteristics.  
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WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO BURN OUR CANDLES?
Trim your wick. Always allow the melt pool to reach the edges of the jar before extinguishing. Doing so not only allows for even burning but prevents "tunneling" and wax from building along the sides of the jar, ensuring product quality and longevity.

DO I NEED TO TRIM THE WICK?
Yes! Be sure to trim the wick to 1/4" before each lighting to prevent wick curling. Trim your wick with a simple finger pinch or by using scissors or a proper wick trimmer. As a safety precaution never leave wick trimmings in your candle jar. 

DO YOU SHIP OUT OF THE UNITED STATES?
No. We're sorry. Not at this time.

CAN I SEND SUNSHINE'S ESSENTIALS CANDLES AS A GIFT?
Please do! Simply replace your shipping information at check out with that of your requested recipient. Also, leave a note at checkout if you wish for a personalized note to be left.