Where do the fragrances come from?
We have specially sourced our fragrances made of essential oils from leading British perfumers.
What are the fragrances of the candles and reed diffusers made of? Are they natural?
Yes. The fragrances used in our The Ringrose Home soy candles are a blend of natural elements and essential oils. We use fragrance oils that do have 40-80% components of essential oils, but we do not use straight essential oils. While we love essential oils, we think that fragrance oils are better for use in candles, as the scent throw is stronger. Many essential oils tend to evaporate when they are burned because the flash point is so low.
Are your fragrances phthalate free? What is a phthalate?
All our fragrances are phthalate free. Phthalates are used to dissolve raw materials in apothecary goods, medicine, and fragrances. Recently there has been concern linking high levels of phthalates to health issues, especially in children. While there are no regulations against phthalate use in candles, we decided not to work with fragrances with phthalates in them.
How strong is the fragrance intensity of your candles?
Different scents will have various levels of intensity and will perform differently due to how they are made or the size of the room they are being used in. Some are designed to fill the room very quickly, others are more subtle. We find that our candles fill a medium-size room nicely. The Ringrose Home candles perform best after 1 hour of burning, this is when the magic happens and our oils heat up and begin to work. Our Smaller mini candles are better burned at a desk or in a small space such as a bathroom. Because we use natural soy wax, our candles will not have the same scent throw as paraffin candles. We like that our candles are not overwhelming, but rather can be used every day.