FAQ (( ABOUT THE MAGIC ))
IS EVERYTHING THAT YOU MAKE REALLY NATURAL?
Yes! We use the finest natural ingredients we can find. This includes herbs, soy waxes, clays, sea salts, natural oils and preservatives.
ARE YOUR PRODUCTS MADE IN THE US?
Yes! All of our products are made in Costa Mesa, CA!
WHAT IS THE SHELF LIFE OF ALL YOUR PRODUCTS
Since our products are truly all-natural and we do not use any unnatural preservatives at all, our products do have a shelf life of typically 12 months. If our products are kept out of direct sunlight and at room temperature or below, they will stay fresher longer.
ARE YOUR PRODUCTS VEGAN? PHTHALATE FREE?
All of our products and fragrances are considered vegan! We are happy to report that neither we nor our suppliers engage in animal testing.
All our fragrances are phthalate and petro-chemical free.
WHERE DID YOU GET YOUR ESSENTIAL OILS, WAX, JARS, BOTTLES, FRAGRANCES ETC?
Unfortunately we consider this proprietary information, so our lips are sealed! We use high quality ingredients supplied by brands with high standards and positive reputations. The brands we use are of the finest, cleanest ingredients, using the most natural sources. Many companies we work with are certified fair trade as well. We strive to use companies who are associated with fair trade, and vegan production. Using purification tests and purity, many products are sourced from region specific plants, supporting the utmost of property qualities.
ARE YOUR CANDLES MADE WITH 100% SOY WAX?
Little Shop of Oils uses 100% soy wax - we do not blend with paraffin or other waxes. We choose to work with soy wax for a variety of reasons. We love that it's a renewable resource and carbon neutral. We love that it burns more cleanly - and better yet - for a longer period of time than paraffin. We love the way soy wax smells mixed with a good fragrance. And mostly, we love working with soy because it's a natural and non-toxic product that we can touch with our hands every day.
WHATS THE BEST WAY TO BURN AND EXTINGUISH MY RITUAL CANDLE?
Our recommended burn time is 3-4 hours. Be sure to trim the wick to 1/4" before each lighting to prevent wick curling. Trim your wick with a simple finger pinch or by using scissors or a proper wick trimmer. As a safety precaution, never leave wick trimmings (matches or other debris, for that matter) in your candle jar!
Always allow the melt pool to reach the edges of the jar before extinguishing. Doing so not only allows for even burning, but prevents "tunneling" and wax from building along the sides of the jar, ensuring product quality and longevity.
The best way to extinguish your candle is by gently blowing out the flame. A wick snuffer works great, as well. Never attempt to extinguish a candle using water and never leave a candle unattended or in reach of children, pets or a draft. Allow the jar to cool completely before handling.
HOW TO CLEANSE YOUR CRYSTALS OF NEGATIVE VIBES?
There are many ways to cleanse and charge your stones and crystals! Here are a couple of my favorites!
+ Place them under a full moon and let them bathe in the moonlight overnight.
+ Place them on a plate of Selenite. There full of cleansing energy and super pretty!
+ Smudge them with cleansing herbs like Sage, Palo Santo, Mugwort, Juniper, and Sweetgrass (just to name a few! )
+ Cleanse them in a bowl of salt water!