How does our plantable candles work?
Frequently Asked Questions
Please see below for answers to common questions from customers
What is the candle wax made of?
We use a mixture of 100% vegetable wax for different types of candles. The most common type of wax we use is soy wax, beeswax and coconut wax. We only use GMO-free, lead-free and toxin-free wax that are safe for children and pets.
What is the candle pot made of?
Cement, so that it's porous and breathable for the soil and seeds when it's repurposed as a planter
What do I do if the candle starts tunneling?
Wrap the candle with aluminum foil and burn for at least 2-3 hours. If the problem still persists, you can use a hair-dryer to melt the wax at the sides. To prevent tunneling from the get-go, read our candle care instructions here.
How do I clean out the wax from the pot?
Place the candle in the freezer for several hours or until it is frozen. The wax will contract, making it easy to scoop out the remaining wax with a spoon. You can view this video to learn more.
How do I remove the metal wick bottom?
Pry the metal wick bottom with a pen knife and metal spoon. The paint will sometimes chip off, but that's normal!
There's no hole at the bottom of the pot, do I need to drill one?
We chose cement to make our pots because it is more porous in nature making it less easy for the plant to be over-watered. However if you choose to drill a hole at the bottom, feel free to do so as that will be even better for the seeds!
Seed Paper FAQs
How should I store the seed paper while I use the candle?
The seed paper should be stored in room temperature, ideally a dry place. Avoid placing near the burning candle to prevent catching on fire.
Should I use all of the seed paper in the pot?
No, in fact just half of the seed paper is enough! You can save the other half to plant in other pots or pass it to your friend to start her gardening journey!
How do I take care of my new jewelry?
Gently rub the surface of your piece with the polishing cloth. Never wash the polishing cloth as it will lose its effectiveness, and keep out of reach of children!
Do I peel off the paper to get the seeds?
There's no need to peel the paper off. The paper itself is biodegradable, so it can be buried into the soil altogether.
How long does it take for the seeds to sprout?
It varies from country to country and season to season. But it should take about 2-3 weeks under the right conditions.
What seeds are embedded in the seed paper?
It’s a random mix of seeds! So you won’t know what you’ll get till you plant them, but they mainly consist of basil, black eyed susans and sesame seeds. These are perennial seeds and will grow in all seasons.
Compressed Soil Pellets FAQs
What is the soil made of?
The soil is made of cocopeat, a type of soil that include organic matter, a healthy mix that will help seeds grow!
How much water do I add?
For each pellet, add about 3 tablespoons of water.
Can I mix this soil with other types of soil?
Yes, in fact it'll be good to include a layer of well-aerated soil at the bottom of the pot before putting the cocopeat (aka compressed soil) to ensure well draining soil.