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Sassywax Candles

Stay Calm Possum Tin Candle

Stay Calm Possum Tin Candle

Regular price $24.00 USD
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A screaming possum illustration is paired with a calming scent in a candle that's perfect for these crazy times. Light this one during Zoom calls, or while you're doomscrolling, or at the end of yet another featureless day filled with nameless, creeping dread and uncertainty. These pandemic times will end eventually, but until that happens, let this candle work its magic on you.

Our Lavender Vetiver candle is a beautifully calming blend of Provence lavender and fresh hay elevated by an effervescent flirtation of bergamot tea and ginger aldehydes, warmed by a subtle caresses of honey musk and earthy vetiver.

Size: 8 oz candle tin
Burn time: About 30+ hours
Throw: one of our stronger scents, this candle has a strong throw that will fill a small bedroom or living area

Our new candles are a collaboration between two sisters: an artist and an engineer. The original artwork is by Lemon Zesty (Monica), and the candles are by SassyWax (Alicia). It's a project almost a year in the making and we think you will love them as much as we do! Each scent has been rigorously tested for scent, throw and lifespan.

Scent is a very personal, subjective thing. Some people prefer very strong scents, some prefer a light, background scent. For this reason, we tried to grade each fragrance on a light to strong scale. Lavender & Vetiver fragrance ranks STRONG on our scent scale.

What to do with your candle
Trim wick to ¼” before each burn. This is probably the number one piece of advice to get the most out of your candle. A proper size wick will help it burn longer and should optimize the scent. It is also the safest practice because it helps you to avoid a high, wild flame.

Make first burn last about 3-4 hours. This allows your candle to reach close to the edges of your tin. This “melt pool” is what releases the scent. The bigger the melt pool, the more scent. Short burns will cause it to make small melt pools which never give you the best scent throw, and may cause it to tunnel down the middle, giving you a shorter candle life.

Have subsequent burns be for about 2 hours to yield maximum life. Soy wax has a “memory," which means it will take less time to reach a full melt pool in later burns. Of course you can burn for longer periods of time, but you will get less total hours out of your candle since it is burning hotter and consuming the wax faster.

Our candle testing uses this optimal 4 hour, 2 hour, 2 hour burn times to calculate how many hours you can get out of a candle.
Wait at least 2 hours before you burn again. This gives your wax time to cool and harden, and will make the candle last longer overall.

We use lead free cotton wicks and hand pour the candles in small batches in Atlanta, GA. Because our candles are made with natural ingredients, they burn cleanly.


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