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Our clean burning, all natural soy candles are brimming with fragrance and style!

At Nichols & Scents, we are ALL about the details.

We wanted to make a candle YOU wanted to own….so we did.

We apply form and function to deliver you the best performing, most fragrant, all-natural soy candle on the market.  Our timeless design will fit any décor from Farmhouse Chic to City Slick.

 

 

What Sets Us Apart…

 

 

PREMIUM ALL-NATURAL SOY WAX

 

Buttery soft, our extra refined clean burning, all-natural soy wax is made from soybeans grown in the US.

Why Soy?  Soy is sustainable, non-toxic and biodegradable.  It burns cleaner, lasts longer and can hold a higher fragrance load than other traditional waxes.

Why extra refined?  Our soy wax is extra refined to remove impurities.  Like olive oil, the more refined, the less impurities.  Why are less impurities important?  Impurities can cause a wick to “clog”.  By eliminating as many impurities as possible, we provide a clear path for the wick to perform at its best.

We use no Dyes!  Dyes add impurities and take up valuable molecular space needed for fragrance molecules!

 

HANDCRAFTED IN SMALL BATCHES AT JUST THE RIGHT TEMPERATURE

 

One of the most important aspects of our process is how and when we mix the fragrance with the wax and at what temperature.   When the wax is at the correct temperature, the molecules will expand to allow the fragrance to bind with the wax molecules, creating a perfect marriage.

Pouring at the correct temperature allows us to control the consistency of the wax and how it adheres to the container so you not only have the most fragrant candle, but the best looking one as well.

 

OUR WICK

 

The wick is the “heart” of the candle.  When optimized, it allows the candle to burn properly and the majority of the fragrance to come through the wick, in addition to the melted wax.  When the wick is lit, the fragrance is drawn up and released through the flame, giving you immediate scent throw.

Our unique custom wick system was specifically designed to handle a higher fragrance load in our premium soy wax.  With the ability to perform beautifully with a triple fragrance load,  our 100% all-natural custom wick system contains NO ZINC and is constructed of two helix wicks braided around a paper core, designed to bloom and open to release a triple fragrance throw.  This high performing wick is designed to burn at a rate that will clean the glass at a 4 hour initial burn and clear the sides with minimal residual wax.

 

FRAGRANCE AND THROW

 

We use only the finest of fragrances and essential oils to deliver true and pure, top, middle and bottom fragrance notes.  Because of the high-quality fragrance, wax and wicks we use, we are able to put in a triple fragrance load.

Fragrance loads are the percentage of fragrance to the percentage of wax.  With all the right circumstance, meaning the right wick, wax and fragrance, the higher the fragrance load, the higher the fragrance throw.

A “typical” candle has a single fragrance load which has 4-6% fragrance to wax.

7-9% fragrance to wax is considered a double fragrance load or percentage of fragrance to wax.  A limited number of candle makers can do a double fragrance load AND get it to perform.

Using a triple fragrance load, which is 10-12% fragrance to wax and get it to perform is hard to achieve, but we did it.  This allows us to give you an incredibly pure and true triple fragrance throw.

At Nichols & Scents, constant research and development is key to building a great candle.  Each and every time we add a new fragrance or product, we go through extensive testing and development to ensure the highest quality and performance.

 

SUSTAINABLE AND RECYCLABLE

 

Not only do we use sustainable and biodegradable wax and wicks, all our glass and tins are reusable and recyclable.

 

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