Frequently Asked Questions

How long do Lorraine’s candles last?

Our candles will burn for a range of 40-60 hours depending on size.

No candle should be burned for more than 4 hours.  After 4 hours, the candle needs a 2 hour resting period before it is lit again.  This allows the wax pool to cool and not get too deep so that the heat shatters the glass.

What materials is the wick made of?

The wick plays a critical role. The purpose of a wick is to deliver the fuel (“wax”) to the flame.

All wicks at Lorraine’s Candles are the same size and style, no matter the fragrance selection.  We have carefully selected the type of wick to ensure superior burn and fragrance performance with our wax type and fragrance selections.

The wick is a flat braided cotton wick with paper threads woven into the cotton.

The reinforced construction of the wick is designed to ensure a consistent burn with higher fragrance loads, especially with softer, more viscous natural waxes, like soy.

The superior rigidity of this type of wick allows the wick to stand up straighter for easier pours and keeps the wick upright in a deep melt pool.

Do I need to trim the wick? How do I do it?

Wicks should be trimmed to ¼’ – ½” between burns.  A properly cut wick can be achieved by a horizontal cut with a wick trimmer.

 

Are the fragrance oils Lorraine’s sources “clean”?

Yes! All fragrances at Lorraine’s Candles are “Clean Scents”, meaning they are free from carcinogens, toxins, and other potentially harmful chemicals or ingredients.  All of our fragrance oils are extensively tested and rated for performance in soy wax.

Fragrance oils are a combination of natural essential oils and synthetic aroma chemicals.

Essential oils are pure liquids containing aroma compounds that are removed from the seeds, flowers, leaves, roots, and stems or bark of plants through methods such as distillation, expression or extraction.

Synthetic aroma chemicals which come in powder or liquid form are used when essential oils are not available (like chocolate cake).

Lorraine’s Candles is committed to sourcing the safest, highest quality, most thoroughly tested fragrance line in the industry.

 

What type of wax does Lorraine’s use for its candles? Is it eco-friendly?

Wax is the fuel in a candle.  Wax is also the carrier for the fragrance oil.  All candle wax used at Lorraine’s Candles is SOY WAX. Soy wax is a vegetable wax made from the oil of soybeans. 

Wax made from soy’s greatest advantage is that it is completely renewable. While the global reserves of oil shrink and paraffin prices increase, the only limit to the soy supply is how much we choose to grow.

In addition to sustainability, a well-made soy candle will burn cleanly and slowly for on average 40 – 60 hours (8 oz – 100z candle), much to the delight of our customers.

The performance and beauty of soy candles speak for themselves,  but soy wax candles are also eco-friendly, renewable, American grown, sustainable, carbon-neutral, and many other sustainable benefits.

 

Set your intention, pour your candle! Choose one of 5 crystals that each have their own vibe and are paired with scents to match. No need to stick with our combinations - you can choose your own too! 
💗 Tranquility – Cinnamon Stick, Brown Sugar Fig, Mcintosh Apple
💚 Positivity – Red Berry Balsam, Pink Pepper Leather, Mountain Pine
💜 Strength – Cedarwood, Mahogany Shea, Wild Rose
💛 Happiness – Citrus Agave, Honeysuckle Jasmine, Bamboo
🤍 Confidence – Cashmere Musk, Sea Minerals, Sandalwood
Not in Seabrook? We can create your candle and ship it to you! Just follow the link in our bio to get creating 💚 
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Set your intention. Choose your crystal. Pour your candle.
Today we honor and celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and echo his message of freedom, unity, and opportunity for all. Spend some time today honoring Martin Luther King’s legacy, whether it be through participating in a peace march, catching a parade, watching a documentary, or listening to one of his speeches. 💚
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THIS IS THE BEST PART!
We ❤️ hosting private candle pouring parties at Lorraine’s 🧡❤️💜💛
Our good pal Alex hosted her pals for a Jem and the Holograms 18th birthday party!
We worked with Alex to add unique touches to make her party special…
🪩 disco balls to set the mood
🎤 karaoke microphone, these ladies got skills!
💎 gemstones to set in their candles
🧡💛💜 colored dyes to make the color combination of their choice
👩🏼‍🎨 AND custom designed labels for every candle to make a take home memory of their time together 🥰
…. and to top it all off, we partnered with our good pals @stowaway_winebar to cater the event (Non alcoholic drinks of course… it was an 18th bitrthday party!!)
@brasshubcoffee provided awesome desserts, their🍪 🍪 are on point!
Looking to plan a unique event for your friends, family, or team? 
We would love to host you at Lorraine’s. We are here to make your custom candle pouring party special & unique!
DM us for details, we’d love to be a part of creating a special memory for your next event. 🎉🥳🎉
#seabrookwa #seabrookwashington #candlemaking #candleparty #femaleentrepreneur #smallbusinessowner
We are so honored to be a part of the amazing @seabrookwa community and love to see it grow and thrive. We are looking forward to new stores & renovations, a new school, grocery stores, gym, residential expansion, and more. So exciting to think of all the new people we will meet and welcome to beautiful Seabrook! Follow the link in our bio to check out the letter from Seabrook Co-Founder, Casey Roloff, to see all of the amazing news coming up! (image courtesy of Seabrook)
#lorrainescandlestudio #seabrookwa #femalefounders #womenownedbusiness #supportsmallbusiness #seabrookwashington #candlepouring
Have you chosen your word for 2023? An intention for how you would like to show up this year? We have a great way to encourage you on your New Year’s journey with our Intention Candles infused with crystals. Looking to instill:
😉 Confidence: Clear quartz will bring focus and clarity to your day
😄 Happiness: Tiger’s eye will do the trick
😌 Tranquility: Amethyst is a serene stone to set the tone
💪 Strength: Red aventurine reinforces leadership & compassion
👍 Positivity: Green aventurine to focus on strength & happiness
This weekend we will have crystals on hand along with recommended scent blends to create the perfect Intention Candle for this year. You got this! 💚💚💚
Check out our stories for more info this week! And a perfect addition to your wellness time @belfryatseabrook  in @seabrookwa !
#lorrainescandlestudio #seabrookwa #femalefounders #womenownedbusiness #supportsmallbusiness #seabrookwashington #candlepouring #crystalcandle #intentioncandles #manifestationcandles
Happy Birthday to our husband and dad,  Richard….he is 81 today! 
Can you believe it? 😍
He ❤️’s @seabrookwa (this pic is in front of the Seabrook truck & tree 2019!)
Thanks to the “dad dude” for cheering us on this year as we opened Lorraine’s. He has been a big supporter, cheerleader, and he’s full of ideas for “dude” 😂😂 candle fragrance combinations!
Here’s to Richard and 81 years young! 💪💪
The team at Lorraine's looks to 2023 with anticipation and excitement for the new year to come. 🥳 We are planning new workshops & experiences for you to share with family and friends and we are dedicated to making your time here at Seabrook special. 💚
We have always loved doing things together and Lorraine's is a way for us to bring our passions to life in our favorite beach town Seabrook Wa! We love sharing experiences, trying something new, and creating space for conversation and fun!
We are excited to host you! Let us know how we can make your time at Seabrook special ✨🤗
#lorrainescandlestudio #seabrookwa #femalefounders #womenownedbusiness #supportsmallbusiness #seabrookwashington #candlepouring
We’ve gotta 
… count candles 🕯️ 🕯️
…spiffy up the place for you!🧽🧽
Look forward to seeing you on the 5th…we have some fun things planned in the New Year and we are sooo excited!
Happy 2023, everyone! We have so many fun experiences planned in the next few months, including crystal candle making workshops, custom homeowner candle workshops, enneagram candles, and more! What else would you like to see in the new year?
#lorrainescandlestudio #seabrookwa #femalefounders #womenownedbusiness #supportsmallbusiness #seabrookwashington #candlepouring #homescents #crystalcandle
2022 was good to us, and looking back we made so many wonderful memories with you all here in beautiful Seabrook. From opening day all the way to the holidays - everyday was an adventure and we are so grateful to you all for welcoming us with open arms. We can’t wait to see what is in store for 2023! Happy New Year, everyone!! 🎉🥳💓🎇🎆
#lorrainescandlestudio #seabrookwa #femalefounders #womenownedbusiness #supportsmallbusiness #happynewyear #happynewyear2022 #NYE2022 #newyearsevecelebration #yearinreview #2022memories #smallbusinessreel
What a holly jolly Christmas here in magical Seabrook! 🎄🎅🏻❤️💚❄️ ✨ 
#lorrainescandlestudio #seabrookwa #femalefounders #womenownedbusiness #supportsmallbusiness #merrychristmas2022 #happyholidays #merryxmas2022 #merrychristmas22 #christmasinseabrook #seabrookwashington #magicalchristmas
We hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas and is enjoying the holiday season so far! We are thinking of Lorraine a little extra this time of year, and there is one story in particular that comes to mind. One Christmas years ago, the family decided to have an ugly sweater contest, but you had to make your sweater – nothing could be pre-bought! When it was Lorraine who came out to show off her creation, she made her entrance to music! The song was “Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer.” She had a reindeer, eggnog containers, and footprints attached to her and her walker and she looked so cute!
#lorrainescandlestudio #seabrookwa #femalefounders #womenownedbusiness #supportsmallbusiness #candlepouring #seabrookwashington #lorrainescandles #lorrainesstory #merrychristmas2022 #happyholidays #merryxmas2022 #merrychristmas22
Our hearts are full! ❤️❤️❤️
Opening Lorraine’s has truly been our gift. 🎁
We have loved meeting each and every one of you this year. We and our staff are honored so many friends and fams have chosen Lorraine’s as a place to create memories and new traditions. Thank you for your support. 
Enjoy the day…Merry Merry!
Put those holiday sweaters on or hey even come in your jammies….we are here to make your holiday traditions special!
See ya today - open 10am -3pm!
#seabrookwa
Need to fill some stockings? 🧦 
Or set your holiday table? 🌲 🍽️ 🎁
Votives $5 each!
Come get you some!
#lorrainescandlestudio #seabrookwa
We know his ❤️ is two sizes too small… but he can’t be all bad, if he shops at Lorraine’s! 🤣
#grinch #comepourwithus
Come pour with us at Lorraine’s and add a little candle magic to your holiday season!
#seabrookwashington #seabrookwa
Last Minute Gift Ideas?! What about a Seabrook Gift Card Bouquet! 
Plan a getaway for someone special with gift cards for an entire day in Seabrook! 
🍳Check out Rising Tide from breakfast
🕯️swing by Lorraines and make a candle to remember the trip
🍻grab a beverage at Growlers Alley
🧖🏽‍♀️slip into a massage at Spa Elizabeth 
🍷finish off the evening at Stowaway Wine Bar! 
Feel like making a weekend of it?! Book a vacation rental!
#lorrainescandlestudio #seabrookwa #femalefounders #womenownedbusiness #supportsmallbusiness #seabrookwashington #christmasgiftideas #christmasgifts2022 #happyholidays #candlepouring #candlegiftcard #candlegifts
Ho! Ho! Ho! Holiday Santa Boot Minis are HERE! For a limited time only…run on down and get one for all the believers in your family! $7.50 or 3 for $15! 🎅🎄✨
#lorrainescandlestudio #seabrookwa #femalefounders #womenownedbusiness #supportsmallbusiness #santabootcandle #santabootminicandles #candlepouring #minicandles #smallbusinesssupport #seabrookwashington #canadleminis #christmastime2022
⛄Kick off a Magical Holiday Season with THREE candle workshops.⛄Grab your friends and family and come make some memories with us! Be sure to reserve your spot today ~ spots fill up quickly! Link in bio ✨
Dec 10 - Tea Light Making Workshop
Dec 17 - Snowman Making Candles
Dec 17 - Mini Snowman Class for Kids!
#lorrainescandlestudio #seabrookwa #femalefounders #womenownedbusiness #supportsmallbusiness #snowmancandles #seabrookwashington #candlesnowman #candlepouring #wintercandle
It’s a time of gift giving, which reminds us of our dear Lorraine. One Christmas, Lorraine decided to give her daughters something special that they could collect and remember her by. Dept 56 figurines! She said she would have loved to have collected them if she were younger and had someplace to display them. So for her 3 daughters she got 3 different figurines with special meaning.
💚 For mom Kathy, a Dept 56 Coke building with a soda shop and pharmacy, now displayed with her other Coke collections
💚 For aunt Terri - a live a farmhouse with kids sitting around a campfire and roasting marshmallows. Terri added to it to create a whole scene that she keeps displayed on a shelf year-round.
💚 For aunt Jean, Radio City Music Hall building and Jean now has a whole bustling NY city Christmas scene that she displays at Christmas each year.
We love reflecting on family memories and creating new ones… and we hope you and your family make Lorraine’s part of your family traditions!
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Happy Thanksgiving, Seabrook! There is a lot to be thankful for this year, but most of all we are thankful for all of you here in Seabrook that have warmly welcomed us to the community and supported Lorraine’s Candles as we grow as a business. Thank you, and we hope everyone has a great day spent with family, friends, and good food. 🦃🥧🍂🥳🤗🧡❤️💛
#lorrainescandlestudio #seabrookwa #femalefounders #womenownedbusiness #supportsmallbusiness #thanksgiving2022 #happythanksgiving2022
Can’t make it into the store, or not a Seabrook local and still want a custom candle? We take online orders! Simply visit our website, choose your vessel and up to 3 scents and your special, perfectly customized candle will be on its way to you. Perfect for Christmas shopping! Link in bio ~~
#lorrainescandlestudio #seabrookwa #femalefounders #womenownedbusiness #supportsmallbusiness #candleshop #candlepouring #christmasgifts
Thanksgiving is in 2 days, and you know what that means? It is almost time for the Seabrook Turkey Trot! Work up that appetite and trot your way back home to gobble up that Thanksgiving feast. And remember, nothing goes better with turkey than pumpkin pie candles. Ok, actual pumpkin pie is obviously better, but pumpkin pie candles are a close second, right? Stop in before Thursday to get yours to set on the table this Thanksgiving.
#lorrainescandlestudio #seabrookwa #femalefounders #womenownedbusiness #supportsmallbusiness #thanksgiving2022 #seabrookturkeytrot #turkeytrot2022 #pumpkinpiecandle
Today we are showing some love to one of our yummiest scents: Gingerbread! Our Gingerbread fragrance oil has a kick of ginger, a heart of cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove, notes of molasses and sugar base, and a dash of almond. Pair it with Toasted Pumpkin Spice, Snickerdoodle, Caramel Apple, and spark some sweet holiday memories. Ready for some real fresh-out-of-the-kitchen gourmet goodness? Check out the amazing @vistabakeshop  to cure that sweet tooth.
#lorrainescandlestudio #seabrookwa #femalefounders #womenownedbusiness #supportsmallbusiness #gingerbread #holidaycandles #nationalgingerbreadday #vistabakeshop
The holidays? Oh we ❤️ it!
New holiday vessels unveiled at our special Thanksgiving evening pouring session. 
Make your reservation today!(link in bio)
Our elves are pouring Santa Boot Minis! Come pour a candle with us and grab some minis today. They make great stocking stuffers or decor for your table place settings. 🧑‍🎄🧑‍🎄
#seabrookwa #seabrookwashington
Thanksgiving is just a week away! 🦃 As we speed towards the holiday, you may be looking for ways to step up your decorating game. Candles are a great way to decorate your home and offer a nice touch to any tablescape as you and your loved ones join together for that big Thanksgiving meal. ❤️🧡💚🤎💛 Try one of these perfect Fall pairings that are guaranteed to make your home smell amazing:
Banana Nut Bread & Fresh Coffee 🍌☕️ 
Pumpkin Pie & Creme Brulee 🥧 
Snickerdoodle & Gingerbread 🍪 
Toasted Pumpkin Spice & Cinnamon Stick 🤎
#lorrainescandlestudio #seabrookwa #femalefounders #womenownedbusiness #supportsmallbusiness #thanksgiving2022 #scentpairings #candletok #candlepouring #customcandles #fallcandles #candlereels
Looking for something fun to do with family & friends after filling up on all that good food? Join us on Thanksgiving Day from 3-6PM for a super special candle pouring session! There will be holiday music and decor, cider and other goodies, special holiday scents AND vessels to choose from! Reservations are required - just follow the link in our bio. Can't wait to see you there! 🤗💚🕯🦃
#lorrainescandlestudio #lorrainescandles #seabroookwashington #seabrookwa #holidaycandles #thanksgiving2022 #thanksgivingcandles #candlepouring #thanksgivingevent #seabrookthanksgiving #thanksgivingfun #customholidaycandles
Reminder that we have added on a bunch of special unique scents for the Holiday season! 🎄Make the season Merry and Bright with scents like Vanilla Eggnog, Woodland Snow, Christmas Hearth, Mountain Pine, and more! Perfect for yourself or as a gift to a loved one this Christmas. ☃️🎄🥧💚❤️
#lorrainescandlestudio #seabrookwa #femalefounders #womenownedbusiness #supportsmallbusiness #holidayscents #holidaycandles #christmasgiftideas
We believe experiences are best when shared! 🤝 Here at Lorraines, we host custom candle pouring experiences for friends & family across generations. Lorraine’s is a place where homeowners & guests can create “take-home memories” of their time here in Seabrook. We are a mother & daughter team who love each other, doing things together, & Seabrook, WA! We created Lorraine’s to be a place where you love to be and we can not wait to meet you. Be sure to say hello! Thanks for letting us be a small part of your time in this magical town. 💚✨
#lorrainescandlestudio #seabrookwa #femalefounders #womenownedbusiness #supportsmallbusiness #weloveourcommunity #seabrookwashington #smallbusinessappreciation
We are loving this custom label created for an anniversary celebration this weekend!
Host a party, celebration, or team building event and we can help you create a label to commemorate your event. ❤️❤️
#letsparty #pouryourselfacandle #happyholidays #seabrookwa #seabrookwashington
It’s Election Day, Seabrook! Get out there and rock the vote, and bring in and show us those stickers anytime between now and Friday for $5 off a custom candle. 🇺🇸🗳️
#lorrainescandlestudio #seabrookwa #femalefounders #womenownedbusiness #supportsmallbusiness #midtermelections #electionday2022 #rockthevote
Looking for something special to do with the fam or friends this holiday season? Rent out our space for your reunions and get-togethers where you can talk, laugh, and make memories as you create your own candles. With over 60 scents including 12 unique holiday ones, you’ll be sure to remember your time spent together every time you light your custom candle. To book just send us a DM or call 360.276.6588!
#lorrainescandlestudio #seabrookwa #femalefounders #womenownedbusiness #supportsmallbusiness #holidaygettogether #christmas2022 #holidayseason2022 #haveaparty #candleparty
Want to support your local community this holiday season? 🎁🎁
SHOP SMALL 🤗
A few weeks ago, we had an amazing day celebrating small businesses here in Pacific Beach, WA. It’s so fun to see business owners who are passionate about doing good… and see them take the leap to open and expand their businesses in our community. 
Thanks to @discovergraysharbor for celebrating our ribbon cuttings! 🎀 We had an awesome tome and we appreciate all of the Chamber members, Seabrook Homeowners and our local community joining us in our new ventures!
@seaweesartnplay @stowaway_winebar @lorrainescandlestudio @seabrookwa 
@discovergraysharbor @visitgraysharbor
This weekend was *spooktacular*! We had so much fun out on the town with all the festivities going on, and creating those *drop dead* gorgeous Freddy Candles. As much as we love Halloween, it is time for the holidays to take center stage… 🦃🥧🎅🏻🎄❄️⛄️ 
#lorrainescandlestudio #seabrookwa #femalefounders #womenownedbusiness #supportsmallbusiness #halloween2022 #seabrookhalloweekend #candletok #candlemaking #candlepouring