FAQ

Are your candles eco friendly? 

Yes. Our candles are created with non GMO soy wax and infused with the maximum amount of fragrance and essential oils the wax will allow.

Are your fragrances non toxic?

Yes. All of our fragrances are non toxic, paraben free and phthalate free.

Do you use paraffin wax? 

No. The Main Street Shop came into being while trying to find a candle or wax melt that didn't give my husband a headache.I learned a lot about paraffin and how when it burns, it creates benzene and toluene when burned (both are known carcinogens). Another benefit to soy is that it burns longer and cleaner than paraffin (who wants black soot all over their jar, wall or cupboard?).

Why doesn't my soy candle look perfect?

With soy wax, there can be "imperfections" in the way it looks. This does not affect the scent or burn time. Sometimes, it looks like there are air bubbles in the wax - this is a completely natural feature called "wet spots" that aren't actually wet. Very common in hand poured, soy candles. 

Why is my candle smoking? 

The main reason a candle smokes is due to the wick being too long. Always trim your wick to 1/8" - 1/4" before each burn.

Do your candles tunnel?

No. It is very important to allow your candle to burn until the melted pool of wax reaches the sides of the container. This ensures a complete and even burn all the way down the jar.