frequently asked questions

What are Evil Queen candles made of?

Evil Queen candles are made of 100% soy wax from a local family owned business. The fragrance oils we use are phthalate free, non-toxic, with no additives. If you suffer from allergies / headaches due to fragrance oils, you may find that Evil Queen candles will not affect you like normal candles! Eliminating these toxins has helped many of our candle loving friends burn candles when they thought they couldn't anymore. Lastly, the candles are dyed with liquid candle dyes specifically formulated for candle use and are non-toxic. 

Do you offer custom candles?

Yes! Evil Queen now offers custom candles for wholesale purchase. Click this link for more information: CUSTOM CANDLES. Please email us at hi@shopevilqueen.com for any questions regarding custom candle orders, or to place your custom order. 

What is the proper burning method for Evil Queen candles?

We’ve found that the best burn time for our candles is in 3-4 hour increments. Also be sure to trim your wick to 1/4” before each lighting. Make sure that the melt pool reaches the edges of the candle before extinguishing - otherwise your candle will not burn evenly the next time you light it. Make sure to keep the candle away from children, pets, and any drafts. And be careful when you touch the candles while they’re lit - they get hot! 

How long will the candles burn for?

Evil Queen candles last for 50-65 hours when burned in 3-4 hour increments. If you keep your wick trimmed and don’t leave your candle on for 12+ hours a day (I’m looking at you, cozy candle lovers) it can last closer to 65 hours. 

How fragrant are the candles?

Evil Queen candles use the maximum fragrance allowed in soy wax. We find that the 12 oz candle can fill a room up to 400-500 square feet, but is best used in a room such as a kitchen, bedroom, or dining room (somewhere not as open). 

 

Why soy wax?

Basically, soy wax is the best. Why? Here's a few reasons:

  • Soy wax is derived from a vegetable (soy beans). Most household candles are made with Paraffin wax, which is derived from petroleum (a refined gasoline product. EW!)
  • Soy wax is a natural, renewable resource. And, our soy is from the USA!
  • Soy wax is biodegradable and cleans up with soap and warm water. No more stains on your floors if you have a candle accident!
  • Soy wax has a lower melting point than paraffin wax so your candles will burn for a longer period of time.
  • Soy wax burns with zero petro soot, creating soot free candles. Plus, you aren't burning petroleum fumes in your home. So, be proud of that!

How is soy wax made?

Soy wax is a vegetable wax derived from soybean oil. After soybeans are harvested they are cleaned, dehulled, cracked, and rolled into flecks. Oil is then extracted from these flecks and hydrogenated. In the process, unsaturated fatty acids present in the oil are saturated, therefore they drastically altering the oil's melting point. It then solidifies at room temperature, and that's how we get soy wax! 

Are Evil Queen products vegan?

Yes. We do not test on animals nor work with companies who test on animals. We love animals too much for that, don’t worry. 

Can I rush my order?

Yes! Please select "express shipping" at checkout. Your order will ship the same or next business day and will reach you in 1-3 days.

Will I get tracking information?

Yes, of course! Your tracking will be emailed to you as your order ships.

How long before my order ships?

Your order will be shipped within 1-3 business days. Please allow for extra time during holiday seasons.