Candles & Apothecary
Soy Candles: The Ultimate Handmade Gifts For Peaceful Living
One of the loveliest and easiest ways to create peace in your home is with a candle. The gentle glow and warm smell instantly make a home more inviting and welcoming. Treat yourself or a loved one to one of our hand-poured soy candles with cotton wicks, making them ideal for long burn times.
Why Do We Use Soy Wax To Make Our Candles?
All of our candles at Amante are hand-poured in Chicago with soy wax instead of paraffin wax. Studies show paraffin wax can release chemicals and be harmful to people with respiratory issues like asthma. Paraffin is also a petroleum product, so when it burns it adds potentially dangerous byproducts to the planet. On the other hand, soy wax is gentler on the environment and burns longer than paraffin wax.
Lavender Blends to Vanilla Scents
We offer candles in a variety of scents from vanilla and sandalwood to jasmine and lavender. Whichever you choose, every candle is hand-poured with the finest, high-quality oils and soy wax.
Ways to Reuse and Repurpose Candle Jars
We design our candles to last - even after the wax runs out. Our jars are adorned with simple and subtle labels, so you can clean them out and add your own local votives or tea candles. You may also consider repurposing the jar and using it as a holder for any odds and ends in your home.
Tips to Make Your Candles Last Longer
Pro tip: Trim the wick after every use to about a quarter-inch to ensure you’re getting a safe burn. We also don’t recommend lighting a candle for only a few minutes, as it shortens the life cycle of your candle. Avoid putting candles under vents or near fans, because it often leads to uneven burns.