FAQ

WHAT MAKES LINNEA’S LIGHTS® DIFFERENT FROM OTHER HOME FRAGRANCE BRANDS?

Founded in 2009, Linnea’s Lights® is a family-focused, woman-owned, artisanal candle company. Our mission is to create thoughtful, mindful home fragrance products that create beautiful, inspiring environments. We locally source materials and ingredients whenever possible, support independent businesses, and strive to provide superior customer service to our partners and clients. We take great pride in all our products and stand behind our products with a satisfaction guarantee.

HOW DO YOU PRONOUNCE YOUR COMPANY NAME & WHAT DOES IT MEAN?

Linnea {le-NAY-uh} is a small pink mountain flower named after the famous Swedish naturalist, Carl von Linné, who invented the classification of plants, animals and all living things. Linnea is a popular girls name in Sweden and is also the national flower of Sweden. Linnea is a name that is deeply rooted in our founders’ family heritage. We chose our name not only as a tribute to our ancestors and the strong women who came before us but also to pay homage to the beauty that exists in our natural surroundings.

WHAT TYPE OF WAX DO YOU USE IN YOUR CANDLES?

There are many wax mediums available to create candles for enjoyment. At Linnea’s Lights®, we choose to handcraft candles using natural soy wax grown in the Midwest. Soy wax is 100% natural and biodegradable, making it safe and clean for the environment, has a lower melting point which allows it to burn slower and cooler, and is a sustainable American resource.

WHAT KIND OF FRAGRANCES DO YOU USE?

Linnea’s Lights® natural soy candles are a combination of essential oils and cosmetic grade fine fragrances. All our fragrances oils are cruelty-free, paraben-free, phthalate-free, and Prop 65 compliant. Our blends comply with the International Fragrance Association’s safety and purity standards and all applicable international, federal, state and local regulations.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF “SMALL BATCH”?

Each Linnea’s Lights® soy candle is handcrafted in small batches to produce a highly fragrant, superior product. By creating our candles in this artisanal way, we can maximize our fragrance to wax concentration to ensure the ultimate in cold and hot scent throw without the scent flashing off the wax. Every step of creating a Linnea’s Lights® candle is touched by the human hand. From blending, pouring, and packaging, Linnea’s Lights® candles are designed with passion and an unwavering commitment to quality and beauty.

WHY DO YOU DOUBLE WICK THE LARGE CANDLE?

Since our humble beginnings in 2009, Linnea’s Lights® has utilized a double wick system in our candles. The signature, double wick candle provides a pleasing scent throw and a clean, clear burn utilizing all the wax without tunneling. To ensure the beauty and integrity of our line and of the environment, we only use lead-free cotton wicks. In addition, our signature double-wick ties back to the two L’s of our brand. When you see a double-wicked soy candle with a Linnea’s Lights® logo, you know you have an elegant, handcrafted candle that is sure to please and inspire.

IS YOUR PACKAGING RECYCLABLE?

We use recycled paper, soy and water-based inks in our packaging. While our vessel is not made from recycled glass, we strongly recommend recycling it after the candle has been enjoyed. Since soy wax is all natural, just wash out the vessel with dish soap & warm water. Our vessels make exceptional barware, flower vases, and lovely storage jars for cotton balls, cotton swabs, pens, pencils and more!

WHY DON’T YOU COLOR YOUR CANDLES?

Simply put, we believe in enhancing one’s surroundings through elegant fragrance, not decorating it with colored candles. We use clear glass vessels to show the beauty and simplicity of our candles.

WHAT IS THE SHELF LIFE OF YOUR CANDLES?

We make our products daily and utilize a lean manufacturing method, so they are as fresh as possible. Since Linnea’s Lights® are made with all-natural soy wax, we recommend using the candle within one year of opening it from the original packaging.

DO YOU GIVE TO CHARITABLE ORGANIZATIONS?

We feel strongly about giving back and sharing in a more significant way. We proudly donate a percentage of our profits to charitable organizations both locally and nationally.

HOW DO YOU GIVE BACK TO YOUR COMMUNITY?

Since 2013, we have enjoyed a mutually beneficial partnership with Janus Developmental Services in Noblesville, IN. Janus teaches life skills for individuals with disabilities. Their team provides all the wicking and cleaning of our vessels, We encourage our clients to learn more about Janus and the positive impact they make on the community. www.janus-inc.org