About Our Products
We use natural, 100% soy wax - NatureWax® products are unique, vegetable-based formulations designed to burn beautifully, provide excellent scent throw and colour stabilisation. NatureWax® products are all manufactured from 100% natural oils and are GM free
Soy wax is natural and may have imperfections – Although we use a high quality soy wax, changes in temperature may cause ‘frosting’. This is where the wax can look cloudy in parts or pulls away slightly from the glass container and looks like a wet spot. This is a perfectly normal reaction of soy caused by temperature changes and will not affect the burning or quality of your candle at all. There also may be holes or imperfections on top of your candle, please keep in mind there's likely to be a crystal just below the surface.
We use 100% Pure Certified Organic Essential Oils - outstanding range of Certified Organic Essential Oils provide a superior quality, enhanced purity and provision of the best nature has to give. Our organic essential oils are ethically sourced and produced from plants grown without pesticides or other artificial additives. Experience everyday benefits, from natures naked best.
CANDLE SAFETY & CARE INSTRUCTIONS
- Do not burn candle for any more than 3 hours at a time
- Keep wick trimmed to 5mm, make sure to trim between burns.
- Extinguish candles when leaving a room/before going to sleep
- Never burn a candle on or near anything that can catch fire
- Place candles away from bedding, carpets, books, paper etc. Keep candles out of reach of children and pets
- Do not place lit candles where they may be knocked over
- Always keep a burning candle within sight
- Keep burning candles away from drafts, ceiling fans & vents
- Do not burn too many candles in a small area where air exchange is limited
- Always burn candles in a well-ventilated room
- Discontinue burning a candle when ½ inch of wax remains
- Never touch or move a burning candle when the wax is liquid
- Never use a knife or sharp object to remove wax drippings from the glass
- Place burning candles at least three inches apart
- Use a snuffer to extinguish to prevent hot wax splatters
- Do not extinguish candles with water
- Be very careful if using candles in case of a power outage
- Do not use a candle as a night light
- do not burn candle all the way down, leave approx. 1 cm of wax in the jar to prevent the jar from over heating.
- If your candle is flickering repeatedly, smoking, or the flame becomes too high, extinguish. Let is cool, trim wick, check for drafts & then re-light
- Remove any spillage or diffuser oil from any timber or plastic surfaces as it may discolour
- Do not leave candles in the sunlight or confined space as it may cause discolouration
- The shelf life of our candles are approximately 2 years
WAX POOL FIRES
It is important to follow all candle care instructions. Failure to do so significantly increases the risk of a wax pool fire. If the candle wax pool becomes superheated, the candle may to spontaneously erupt into flames. In a jar candle, the glass can also shatter. Common causes of a super heated the wax pool;
A deep wax pool from burning too long or being near a secondary heat source. A deep wax pool forms more vapour and it is the vapour that burns.
Multiple ignitions, most often wick debris or accumulated dust catching fire as the candle burns down.
A draught or a breeze, that can have the combined effect of increasing oxygen supply fanning the flames and/or causing the flame to burn directly against the wax.
Ingredient degradation or separation from incorrect long-term storage which can increase the volatility.
In the event of a ‘wax pool fire’, do not panic. As long as there in nothing flammable near the candle, the fire will remain localised. The candle should not be moved or touched whilst on fire. Treat as for an oil or grease fire by starving the oxygen supply. Preferably use CO2 or powder extinguishers or a fire blanket. If these are not available a bucket of sand. If the fire is small, a packet of baking soda can be used. Do not use any other kitchen ingredients, such as flour because these are flammable. A fireproof container such as a steel pan can be placed over the burning candle if it completely seals off the air. Never throw water onto the fire, this will cause the ignited wax to spread. Never attempt to blow it out.
PLEASE FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS AT ALL TIMES
We buy our crystals and stones from the leading wholesaler of high quality crystals and stones in Australia!
How to remove any wax that's left on your crystal:
- Point hairdryer on "Hot" approximately 2inches from the affected area.
- Over the course of a minute or two you will start to see clear droplets appear, which indicates that the wax is now in a pliable state and you can start wiping out the affected area with paper towels.
- Repeat this process until all wax is removed from your crystal.
(Heat up the wax and wipe off with paper towel)
Crystals are a choking hazard. Keep away from children and do not put in your mouth.
How to choose a crystal
There are a few ways you can choose a crystal, whether it’s your first or just the latest to add to your collection.
Choose a crystal that you feel drawn to. This is one of our favourite ways because it all comes down to your own intuition!
Whether you’re in the room with crystals or browsing online, pick one that catches your eye. It might have a message or purpose for you that you don’t even know you need yet!
Choose a crystal based on what you are struggling with. This struggle might be something physical or on a more energetic level.
For example, rose quartz is a good stone if you are going through a time of upheaval or intense stress, whereas amethyst is thought to aid with headaches and nervous tension.
Choose a crystal based on what you want more of. For example, if you want more money, choose a crystal that is about abundance and finances. If it’s love you want, opt for a stone that is all about attracting love.
How to use your crystals
Now that you have a crystal, or two, or 20 (we don’t judge) - how do you actually use them? A lot of this comes down to personal preference. Like any spiritual or energetic practice, crystals are best used in a way that feels supportive and healing for you. But to get you started, let’s look at some ways that you can use your crystals.
- Hold them when you need a little bit of support or reassurance
- Use them as part of your meditation and/or yoga practice
- Pop one in your bra for all-day support (just remember to take it out before throwing it in the wash!)
- Keep it in your wallet or purse - a good option for abundance crystals!
- Take a bath with them - you can put them in the water (check whether your crystal of choice is waterproof first), or simply put them on the edge of the bath along with a candle or two
- Decorate your space with them - have a couple on your desk, a pile in a favourite dish with your rings, or even use a large crystal or tower as a centrepiece on the mantel!
- Pop a calming crystal or two into the bottom side of your pillowcase
- Use them as an energy cleanser - this might be your own energy, or the energy of tools such as your oracle cards. They are a great alternative if you can’t light up a smudge stick all the time!
- Nestle them up with your plants - just make sure that you don’t accidentally water them if they aren’t water-safe crystals!
How to cleanse your crystals
Crystals are very effective at healing because they can pick up or absorb subtle negative energies, imbalances and psychic debris and remove them on your behalf. However, the downside is that they can then get overloaded and need to be purified from time to time. Just like you feel better after a bath or refreshing vacation, your crystals need a regular trip to the crystal "spa" too.
There are 9 safe ways we recommend for Cleansing Crystals.
WATER * MOONLIGHT * SOUND * SUNLIGHT * NATURE
STARLIGHT * CRYSTALS * SMOKE * INTENTION
You can choose a method that suits your environment, personal preference and weather. And you can change up your cleansing routine and see what works best for you. Make your Crystal Cleansing Ritual a special one for yourself too and enjoy the experience. Be sure to state your intention that the stones be cleansed of energies picked up during the healing process and bless them with a sense of gratitude and wonder.
While water is a wonderful cleanser for humans, be cautious using water with your stones as it can harm delicate or soft crystals. Water works best with polished stones, never rough or natural stones or geodes. Use methods below like moonlight or smoke for rough or delicate crystals.
The water method we recommend is dipping the crystals in a bowl of plain water or hold for a moment under running water. In any case, we NEVER use salt water on our crystals as the dissolved salt can penetrate microscopic fissures and eventually weaken the stone as well as take the shine off of the stones. You can dedicate a few polished stones like Rose Quartz, Aquamarine or Lapis to use in your bath, knowing that eventually their shine may become dull. However, the crystals know they are here on your behalf, so they won't mind if their become a little washed out if they are dedicated bath crystals.
Moonlight is a favored and safe way to cleanse any crystal type, rough or polished since they do not come into contact with anything except soft moonlight. There is a 9 day period during the moon cycle (waxing Gibbous, Full Moon and waning Gibbous) where there is sufficient moonlight to cleanse them. However, it is possible to use any phase of the moon if you are practiced at calling in subtle energies. Place your crystals outside on a table or near a window that is bathed in moonlight for a few hours. Make sure dew does not get them wet. In the morning your crystals will be ready to go back to work.
With intention, reverberating sound can be used to cleanse crystals. You can use any of a variety of instruments. We suggest a tuning fork, singing bowl, bell, chime, tingsha or your own voice chanting a prayer or mantra. Allow the sound to wash over the crystals and actively visualize them releasing old energies on the sound waves. We also have clients who play music to the crystals on a flute, violin or piano. You can be very creative in this process and make it an enjoyable ritual for yourself too using your favorite music.
Sunlight is a powerful Crystal Cleanser, but only for certain types. There are a few crystals that will fade (just like some fabrics) with continued exposure to sunlight such as Ametrine, Aventurine, Apatite, Amethyst, Aquamarine, Beryl, Citrine, Calcite, Celestite, Chrysoprase, Kunzite, Sapphire, Fluorite, Rose Quartz, and Smokey Quartz. To be safe do not place these in sunlight for more than a few minutes. Also be aware that Clear Quartz can heat up in direct sunlight and amplify the sun's rays where it can start a fire if the crystal is on paper, wood or some other combustible material. Otherwise, sunlight is an excellent cleanser but just like your skin, too much of it can cause a "crystal sunburn."
Crystals enjoy a visit to the woods, sitting on a tree branch, by a waterfall or stream, or just a fresh air environment. Protect them from dampness, too much sun or damage from falling. If you enjoy a visit to Nature, your crystals will too. And sometimes your own backyard will be the perfect place If the air is polluted with an inversion, smoke or other irritant, wait until the air is clean to put them out. Although some people like to bury their crystals in the Earth for cleansing, we suggest doing this with caution, keeping the crystals dry and marking the spot where they are buried as to not lose them.
This is a little known, but most powerful method of cleansing crystals. The energy of planets, stars, constellations, galaxies, comets and other celestial bodies affect humans too, so take advantage of the night sky to bring new life to your crystals. This is a technique that can be coupled with guided meditation to bring in the more subtle energy of the Cosmos.
The most powerful self cleaning crystals are Clear Quartz and Selenite. They never need cleansing themselves and can provide a cleansing platform for crystals that need refreshing. Just place your crystals on top or right next to the Quartz or Selenite so they are touching in some way. Leave them overnight or as long as you deem necessary. This method is ideal when weather does not permit outside cleansing.
Many people favor the smudging technique with smoke from Sage, Palo Santo, herbs or incense. You can do smudging regardless of weather or time of day. It smells wonderful and the ritual of fire sets a sacred tone in the space. Smudging requires some planning and practice so do this as a ritual when you have a little time to do it thoughtfully.
Be sure to open windows as to not set off any fire alarms.
Use a fireproof shell or dish to catch any burning embers or ash.
Light the sage and let it catch fire until enough has burned to start smoldering. You can use a candle, lighter or very long match to start it burning.
Lay the bundle or wood into the shell and as the smoke rises up you can start your smudging ceremony.
First sage yourself with a purification intention. Head, toes, front, back.
Sage the room – at a minimum the entry and 4 corners.
Sage the crystals. Either move the crystal through the smoke or use a feather fan or your hand to direct the smoke toward the crystal.
Visualize the smoke as a vehicle for your intention. If you are wanting to cleanse any negative energy, see that negativity evaporating with the smoke as it rises up and disappears into the air. Same thing with healing, see the illness or imbalance move away. If you want to cleanse the crystals so that they can start doing their work on your behalf then state your intention that the crystals be cleansed of any old energy and be refreshed and ready to work.
You can add chanting or a prayer or first honor the 4 directions. Create a ceremony that is meaningful to you and your spiritual heritage or learning.
If you are an experienced Meditator, Reiki Master, Psychic, Shaman, Energy Worker or Healer, you can project pure intention, prayer or mantra into the crystals to cleanse them. You will be able to feel energetically when they are sufficiently cleansed and ready to go back to work.
When should you cleanse your crystals?
There are a few times that it is recommended to cleanse your crystals.
When you first purchase your crystals and bring them home, it’s a good idea to cleanse them of any energies they might have picked up. You might also want to cleanse them if you’re going through intense or difficult times and are in need of as much positive energy.
Ideally, you want to cleanse them on a regular basis - once a month is a good guide to start with. That way, they’re always ready to go when you need their gentle support.