Frequently Asked Questions
If you have any questions, concerns, or comments, please contact us via email and we'll get back to you ASAP.
Will you offer other products in your online store?
Yes! We are constantly brewing up new ideas for products and collaborations for the shop. We're hoping to get our next signature product launched before the new year. In business, good things take time, so we appreciate your patience and loyalty as we work towards our goals.
Are your products available in any stores?
Our products are not available in stores...yet! We plan on taking our products to local farmer's markets and will be partnering with local stores in San Angelo, Texas in the future.
Do You really make your products by hand?
Yes! And it's part of the beauty of giving you a quality product. A lot of love and care goes into making each product and we wouldn't have it any other way.
BEESWAX CANDLES -FAQ
Why beeswax candles?
We wanted to launch The Homey Hippies with a signature line of candles since we are candle lovers. We chose beeswax because it is a completely natural, chemical and toxin free wax and a renewable source that actually helps promote ethical beekeeping. Bees pollinate 1/3 of all of our food sources so we wanted to help support local beekeepers who ensure a healthy bee population. Plus, beeswax has all sorts of healthy qualities. Check out our ABOUT BEESWAX page to learn more. Many commercial companies shy away from using beeswax because it's not easy to work with. We welcomed the challenge to give you a unique and beneficial product.
WHY DO I NEED TO KEEP THE WICK TRIMMED IN MY CANDLE?
First, for safety reasons, a trimmed wick will give you a more contained flame. Second, this will optimize the burning of your candle so you have an even melt pool. Our candles are specifically designed to ensure you get the best burn and no wax is wasted.
WHY DO YOUR CANDLES COME WITH TWO WICKS?
We've done extensive research to develop a candle that gives you the best and most efficient burn. Other beeswax candles with only one wick leave a lot of unmelted wax after your candle is finished burning. You're paying for all of the wax and we want you to get the most out of it. To our knowledge, we are one of the few companies that double wick our beeswax candles.
WHAT's INSIDE OF MY CANDLE TIN?
We finish each candle with a sprinkle of dried lavender buds. Lavender is one of the most attractive flowers to bees so this is just a reminder of how we get this beautiful wax. When you open your candle, breath in the earthy, flowery fragrance. It doesn't scent your candle and is for decorative purposes only. You may dump it out before lighting.
WHY ARE MY CANDLES DIFFERENT SHADES OF YELLOW?
Natural, unadulterated beeswax that comes straight from the hives varies in color because of the pollen content the bees ingest. Bees will eat different pollens during different seasons so your candles can range from a pale yellow to a golden honey or deep amber. It's all the same high quality beeswax though from local San Angelo, Texas honeybees.