Kaxo Candle Company

Kaxo Candle Company

Kaxo Candle Company was started by Kenneth and his wife, who had been enjoying using both scented candles and essential oils for a long time. They were inspired to incorporate essential oils into candle-making, from their experience and understanding of current challenges in using both candles and essential oils together, or at the same time. This is because, first, candles and electric diffusers (using essential oils) need to be kept a safe distance from each other, as open flames should be away from any cords. Second, with diffusers that require a tea light candle to be lit underneath to heat the reservoir water, the candle should not be scented as the mixing of certain scents between the candle and essential oils can cause people to feel unwell. These things made Kenneth and his wife wonder if candles and essential oils could be combined together.

As they were buying candles from different retailers, they noticed both good and bad that came with the very strong scents of these candles. The good was that the scents were strong enough to effectively fill up a room, but unfortunately, the bad thing was that many of these scents were much too strong - causing them allergic reactions from sneezing to runny noses. It didn’t matter what brand they used, or which specific scents they tried. So, they began investigating to understand why they were both reacting like this every time they lit a candle. Finally, they learned that most candles are made from fragrance oils. Fragrance oils are a synthetic material, are actually very harmful when inhaled for too long, and not recommended to be used around children. Yet fragrance oils are used commercially because of their ability to produce strong scents (making scented candles ‘effective’). As Kenneth and his wife talked with people around them, they found that others experienced the same issues of sensitivity and unpleasant reactions to the scented candles they were using. The solution seemed to be to use a non-scented candle, as it wouldn’t contain fragrance oils, but that thought felt quite boring to them. So they thought, “why not find a way to make candles that do not cause these problems and also produce an enjoyable, but mild, scent?”.

The starting point for Kenneth and his wife was their research into materials they could use for their candles, which needed to be natural and not harmful to our bodies. They first experimented with various 100% natural essential oils. Then, they explored options for waxes to use for the candles, eventually landing on soy wax, which is healthier than other common waxes like paraffin wax (a synthetic wax used in most candles that are in the market). Soy wax and 100% natural essential oil do not compromise the air quality in your home, compared to fragrance oils and paraffin wax. They were inspired to start this business and help people who suffer from the toxic candles on the market and to provide them with a healthier choice.

Kaxo provides two size options for their soy candles: 4 oz and 10 oz size. They offer both single scent soy candles, and candles with blends of different scents too. Their 4 oz candle is available in various scents and has a burn time of 20+ hours. Their notable candle though, is the 10 oz size, with a thoughtful design and luxurious look, as well as a burn time of 50+ hours. All their 10 oz candles come with a wooden lid (which keeps the scent from escaping when the candle is not in use) and a candle dust cover (which prevents the candle top surface from getting dirty), and is enclosed in a cardboard cylinder package.

Fun fact: The dust cover is made of a biodegradable material and contains wildflower seeds, so when you have finished using your candle, you can actually plant your dust cover in soil! Once you have planted your dust cover and given it enough water and time to grow, you will have beautiful wild flowers to enjoy.

In addition to candles, Kaxo also offers gift sets for any occasion and e-Gift Cards as well. One special service they offer that others in the market do not, is the openness to work with their clients to create personalized scents and customize candles they are looking for, if Kaxo currently does not offer it. They love feedback and take great care in listening to their customers, as they are always looking for ways to grow and improve!

Finally, they produce their candles only once an order is placed, which keeps the candle and scent fresh. They also source their ingredients and materials, from their candle equipment to ingredient providers, all locally from Canada or the USA. Each candle is made with love, inspected properly, and only delivered to customers once they are satisfied with it.

For you: Customers can subscribe to the Kaxo Candle Company’s mailing list on their website and get 10% off their first purchase and receive future promotions and discounts too. They also offer free shipping for orders over $129+!

Have a peek at the FAQ on their website to discover more answers to their frequently asked candle questions, or simply head to their home page for more information and the types of scents they currently offer! They also have an instagram setup at Kaxo Candle Company (@kaxocandlecompany) • Instagram photos and videos

From Kaxo Candle Company:

“How to burn a candle?”
Trim wick to 1/4 inch before lighting
Keep candles free of any foreign materials, including matches and wick trimmings
Only burn the candle on a level, fire resistant surface
Do not burn the candle for more than 4 hours at a time


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