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Kūki 空気

[pronounced koo-ki] noun 

Air, Atmosphere

 

Kuki Collection began as a way to provide myself with a clean atmosphere through candles that are non-toxic or harmful to the environment. When researching which candle wax was best for my mission, I came across Soy Wax. 

Soy Wax is a vegetable-based product made from the oil of soybeans that are harvested yearly. It is completely natural, renewable and biodegradable. When you burn a Kuki Collection candle, you'll realize that the candle doesn't emit any of soot or dark smoke. This is due to us using 100% soy wax in our candles, causing them to be clean-burning (AKA they don't release any toxins or chemicals into the air as they burn).

We also chose to use Soy Wax because it lasts longer! Due to the slower burning times and cooler burning temperature of the wax, soy candles typically last 30-50% longer than candles of the same size, made from other waxes such as paraffin. If you're going to purchase a candle, why wouldn't you want it to last longer?

After choosing which wax to use, it was time to decide on what scents to make. To compliment the natural component of the soy wax, we decided to also scent our candles with Essential Oils and Phthalate-free Fragrance Oils. 

Providing a clean atmosphere doesn't just end with our clean-burning candles, we also try our absolute best to package our products sustainability and environmentally friendly! We opted for reusable glass jars with no lids to reduce waste. Instead, we use burlap bags to try and keep the scent enclosed in the candle for as long as possible! We also use recyclable kraft shredded paper, instead of bubble wrap or packing peanuts to keep our little guys safe and free from damage during their travels. 

 

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HOW TO REUSE YOUR JARS:

1. Carefully pour hot water onto the leftover candle wax in the jar, leaving room at the top. (the hot water will melt the wax & it will float to the top)

2. Let sit until water cools down

3. Strain the water to get rid of the leftover wax. Do NOT pour the wax down the drain (trust us, this isn't a good situation)

4. Scrape any remaining wax and clean the jar clean with hot soapy water.