Gloriously F*ck!n Handmade on Bowen Island
Over here at BISCo we make everything by hand in small batches in our artisan workshop here on Bowen Island.
We don't believe in big batch, robot produced products because our parents taught us that a true artisan knows their craft inside and out.
What does that mean for you?
Well, we really know our sh!t. And, we really care what we put out.
But we aren't Amazon. Or Walmart. Or Costco or Sainsburys or any other huge chain.
We're little. And proudly handmade. And we like it that way.
We just wanted to let you know that before you buy. And we hope you know why that is. But if you're here, we're pretty sure you do.
We use eco-soy in our candles because it provides a clean, long-lasting burn that’s better for you and better for the environment. The company we get our soy from uses sustainable practises and their soy is GMO free.
We hand blend our scents using the highest quality oils to create unique fragrances that are always skin safe, eco-friendly and phthalate and paraben free. Please check our candle scents and descriptions prior to purchase so you can make an informed decision.
Candle Best Use & Safety
To ensure an even burn, light the whole wooden wick across the candle (we use a bbq lighter) and allow it to burn until the wax melts out to the edges of the container. This is extremely important for the first burn in particular and may take anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour. For our big 220g candles, it could take 2-3 hours. This will create an even “melt pool” which will optimize each subsequent burn. Not doing this can cause the candle to "tunnel" which means the candle does not burn evenly across the whole candle and can cause it to snuff itself out (it's also wasteful as you won't burn your whole candle and that'd make us sad).
Never burn a candle for more than 4 hours at a time and carefully clip your wick using wick trimmers, nail trimmers or something with a similar blade after each use to 1/4" (basically, get rid of the black bits) for optimal burning and to reduce soot.
Keep candle away from drafts, children and pets and ensure it is placed on a heat safe, secure surface to burn.
Never leave a burning candle unattended, eat well and srsly exercise yo' sassy self.
Once your candle has burned to 1/2" from the bottom of the jar, you can melt the remaining soy wax in very hot water and wipe the jar clean and either recycle it or reuse it.
Please note, if you do choose to do this, Bowen Island Soap Company is not responsible for any accidents, issues or anything else that may arise as a result of you repurposing the wax or the candle container.
Government regulations prohibit bath and body companies from making health-related claims about beauty products. On that note, whilst we’re thrilled you’re considering buying our products, we're not medical or healthcare professionals and do not claim that the use of our products may have a positive effect on pre-existing or upcoming physical and/or mental health conditions.