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.
Why wood wicks?
Aside from being super cool with their crackling flame, our wood wicks are sustainably sourced from Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)-certified mills. They're better for the environment than cotton wicks because you get many more wicks from a tree than you do a cotton plant and you're also you're helping us replenish the trees we use in our products and packaging because your purchases go towards our work with global reforestation non-profit organisation, One Tree Planted. Pretty cool, eh?
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.
Candles / soap (and any other products) and you, your pets, your loved ones... etc.
We often get asked if we can recommend our products for certain scenarios e.g., a candle for a home with dogs.
The quick answer is, unfortunately, "No."
This is because like the weather, you are unique. Your reactions are unique. And so are those of your pets, your baby, your loved ones...
So, we ask that you fully research your options prior to purchase including reading our descriptions (plus any other necessary research) to ensure an you make an informed purchase as we cannot make that decision for you.
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.
If you'd like to use the remaining wax that's left in your candle once the wick has burned down
CAREFULLY:melt the remaining wax with a hair dryer or similar and pour into a heat safe container such as a silicone ice cube tray to set.
CAUTION: The wax will be hot enough to burn your skin so pour it extremely carefully from the container. The container will also be hot so DO NOT handle with bare hands.
Once the wax has set, you can use it as a "wax melt" in a wax melt burner. A quick search on the internet will give you the best instructions for how to use these and where you can get them from.
You can then enjoy your remaining candle scent over and over for longer!
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.
Thanks for supporting us!
We hope you enjoy your candle as much as we enjoyed making it!
Love & Suds,