Naturally Beautiful, Naturally Safe & Naturally Scented!
These amazing natural candles are truly that, 100% natural. From the hand thrown jars made for AVNS by 5 Elements Clayworks*, to the Non-GMO soy, natural cotton wick, seeded candle covers, and natural plant based fragrance, you can rest assured that these candles will not only bring beauty to your space, but are eco-friendly in every way.
When researching how to create a genuine natural candle for our customers, we "attacked" this project from every angle possible and made a fun discovery, we discovered seeded candle covers! Each candle has a cover protecting the wax created specifically for AVNS, but this cover is unique. Each of our candle covers are made from seeded paper, so once you remove the cover simply plant and water it, and watch wild flowers grow! Just follow the directions on the candle cover and have some fun!
As mentioned we have chosen to use natural plant based fragrances for these candles. This means that the scent is light, so to maximize scent throw keep your candle in a smaller space. When in a smaller room the scent is evident and beautiful, when in a larger room it's not as strong. As we haven't used any synthetic fragrance the scent is going to be naturally lighter, so if you appreciate aromatic candles with no toxins, give them a try!
We currently have 10 scent profiles to choose from, all made with certified synthetic free plant based natural fragrance which is made from essential oils & botanical aromatic isolates. Each one is amazing, you may have a hard time finding a favorite!
Fall & Winter Scents:
Mulled Cider - A scent for the Holiday's. Orange, cinnamon and clove, just the right blend of zesty orange & warm spice.
Blackberry Wine - Yum! A fruity medley of berries and coconut accented with cinnamon, clove, and vanilla.
Bourbon Oak & Maple - Sooo smooth! Deep bourbon combined with red berry notes are accented by a sweet liquor aroma of nutty almond & spiced maple.
Rice Milk & Cardamon - Indonesian nutmeg, Shea, cassia bark, green cardamom and vanilla all blended together to create an indulgent, addictive fragrance. Delicious cardamom spice cookies anyone?
Australian Sandalwood - Australian sandalwood is accented with grapefruit, lemon, and lavender while fir needle and patchouli give an earthy feel. Hazelnut and vanilla bean add a subtle nutty gourmet quality that provides richness. A woodsy masculine scent.
Spring & Summer Scents:
Birch & Watermint - A fresh uplifting scent of birch wood, eucalyptus & cedar leaf with the refreshing notes of watermint & bergamot.
Peony & Rosewater - A Soft & floral scent from the delicate rose water and peony, combined with lily, muguet & hazelnut for nutty undertones.
Aloe & Jasmine - Soft aloe water with an ethereal bouquet of jasmine petals, beach rose and lilac. Light, fresh and crisp.
White Freesia - Delicate floral notes of freesia along with pink peony, blue chamomile, tuberose and geranium are paired with soft chenille and apricot. A fresh, clean, floral scent.
Sunkissed Coconut - Sun loving coconut with the fruity notes of pineapple, pear and pineapple on a soft base of vanilla bean. Summer time!!!
As these candle jars are hand thrown most candles have a final weight of just over 5 ounces, but some finished candles have a final weight that fluctuates between 5.9 ounces and 6.5 ounces per candle which far exceeds the listed 5oz.
Burn time is over 27 hours.
Reusable hand thrown ceramic jar dimensions (approximately): 2.5-3" H x 3" W
Care Instructions: Hand Wash Only
Food Grade - BPA Free. Lead Free.
*Some more info about the jars and glazes from the potter, Virginia Franceschi: "Each piece is hand crafted and therefore no 2 are ever identical. Even similar forms and same glaze combos used can yield different results based on the kiln atmosphere or clay batch used, so you can always look forward to a unique piece. While it is not intended for food use, all glazes are food safe and non-toxic.
My glazes are personal recipes that either I personally developed over the years or had a hand in developing in ceramics studios. The very few commercial glazes that I use are from an American based company (Potters Choice by Amaco and Mayco. Both are companies that provide safety data sheets for each individual glaze they sell) and they do not use lead in their glazes. This (that there is lead in the glaze even when the company states it's not in there) is a common misconception that dates back to ceramics from Mexico and other countries that have a long history of lead based glazes, but here in the United States it is very heavily regulated and it is mandatory to disclose such things....I research every product I use. If I think in any way it will be toxic in any way lead or not, I opt out of using it entirely....The truth of the matter is that lead in and of itself is harmless in pottery if it is fired to maturity. It is usually lead in earthenware which is low fired clay that often leaches into food. If the glaze and claybody are fired to full maturity, any and all components are sealed into the piece and removes the threat of leaching."
PROPER CANDLE CARE & BURNING INSTRUCTIONS:
Candles are completely safe to enjoy but should be used with care and attention so that they do not lead to an accidental fire or injury. We urge consumers to be careful when burning candles and recommend the following rules below for burning candles safely.
- Trim candle wicks to ¼ inch each time before burning.
- For the initial lighting allow the candle to create a full and even burn pool across the entire candle, about 4 hours burn time.
- For subsequent lightings our recommended burn time is one hour per inch in diameter, but no longer than 4 hours.
- Do not leave a burning candle unattended.
- Never burn a candle on or near anything that can catch fire.
- Keep candles out of the reach of small children and away from pets.
- Always burn candles on a heat-resistant surface.
- Keep the wax pool free of wick trimmings, matches and debris at all times.
- Keep burning candles away from drafts, vents and ceiling fans to minimize smoking or a wick blowing out causing the candle to burn unevenly.
- Never touch a burning candle or move a candle when the wax is liquid.
- Make sure a candle is completely extinguished and the wick ember is no longer glowing before leaving the room.
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I simply was not prepared for how much i would love these candles. I am very nontoxic in my house, making sure i try to keep our toxic burden inside the house as low as possible. I had found AVNS a few years ago while looking at shampoo bars. (try their salt bars if you havent already). I found their candles and wow! I knew by thoroughly reading that alot of thought had gone into making the candles but i really could see and smell that! I am hoping that AVNS will soon make a wax melt version of all of their candles because i really would love that! Until then, Ill be trying as many candle scents as possible and planting my wildflowers :)