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.

 

Prost! 
Today is the day…Brewfest @seabrookwa 🍻🍻
 👯‍♀️ Grab your friends!
🍻 Drink a beer or two 🍻
🕯 Come pour a candle with us! 
Grab a mini collectible!
#femaleentrepreneur #femalefounders #welovebeer
Headed to @seabrookwa this weekend? 
✅ come check us out
😀 let us show you what it’s all about
🕯️ pour your very own custom blended candle
🔥 and Light. It. Up.
See you soon!
#femalefounders #seabrookwashington  #lightitup
Hey y’all it’s Fall! Come make your fall candles to create the cozy feels. 
Our favorite new fall blend combination?
🎃pumpkin souffle
☕️ fresh coffee
🥚 vanilla eggnog
It’s like a creamy PSL on a fall day! You know you want one!
#womeninbusiness #lorrainescandlestudio #femaleentrepreneur #femalefounders
Welcome Fall! 🍂🍁🍃 Those crisp Seabrook nights are coming quickly and we're jumping into sweater weather with both feet! 
We're launching ✨22✨ new seasonal scents to celebrate the season - so many possible combos! Are we missing any of your favorite Fall scents? Let us know below!
Cranberry Apple Marmalade 🍎
Frankincense and Myrrh 🍂
Pumpkin Pie 🥧
Snickerdoodle 🍪
Ginger and Spice 🍁
Caramel Apple 🍏
Wassail ☕️
Toasted Pumpkin Spice 🎃
Coconut Soleil 🥥
Banana Nut Bread 🍌
Vanilla Chestnut 🌰
Mistletoe 🌿
Gingerbread 🎅🏻
Mountain Pine 🌲
Pumpkin Souffle 🥧
Red Berry Balsam 🌲
Woodland Snow ❄️
Vanilla Eggnog 🥛
Black Cardamom Cream 🍶
Orchard Pear 🍐
Campfire Marshmallow 🪵
#lorrainescandlestudio #seabrookwa #femalefounders #womenownedbusiness #supportsmallbusiness #welcomefall #fall2022 #autumnequinox #fallcandles
What an amazing time we had hosting the Red Hat Society of Ocean Shores! 
A time of with: 
🙋🏻‍♀️10 Amazing woman
🕯 pouring candles 
🌷🌺🥀🌻creating their own custom fragrances!
… and most importantly laughing, chatting, connecting & building friendships and community. 
THIS is why we created @lorrainescandlestudio! To be a place where you can create memories with your family and friends. 
Thank you Red Hats for letting us be a part of your day!
#morethanacandlestore #creatingcommunity #seabrookwa
Are we ready for new fall scents? Um absolutely yes! Starting today there are 10 new Fall and 12 new Holiday scents available to choose from that will have you 🍂falling🍂 in love with your custom candle! Which ones would you choose? See the full list below 🍂🍃🍁
FALL: 🍃🍂🍁🎃 
Pumpkin Pie
Pumpkin Soufflé
Toasted Pumpkin Spice
Ginger and Spice
Orchard Pear
Snickerdoodle
Cranberry Apple Marmalade
Caramel Apple
Campfire Marshmallow
Banana Nut Bread
HOLIDAY: 🎄🦃🎅🏻
Vanilla Eggnog
Christmas Hearth
Black Cardamom and Cream
Frankincense and Myrrh
Wassail
Mistletoe
Mountain Pine
Woodland Snow
Gingerbread
Red Berry Balsam
Vanilla Chestnut
#lorrainescandlestudio #fallcandles #seabrookwa #candlepouring #womenownedsmallbusiness #candlescents
Scent of the Month: Fireside 🔥🪵
It took multiple attempts, but we captured the true essence of sitting by a cozy fire with our Fireside fragrance oil. Familiar and distinctive, this scent melds notes of smoke and wood into a warm union of clove, amber, sandalwood, and patchouli.
Blends well with:  Creme Brulee, Frasier Fir 🤝
#lorrainescandlestudio #seabrookwa #femalefounders #womenownedbusiness #supportsmallbusiness #candelscents #fireside
Sit back, relax, and have a happy Labor Day! What better place for a little siesta than our very own Seabrook Adirondack. We crawl up there and take advantage of the photo op every time we pass by. Take a seat and share your best Seabrook chair pics with us in our stories! We can't wait to see how you relax! 💚
#lorrainescandlestudio #seabrookwa #femalefounders #womenownedbusiness #supportsmallbusiness #laborday2022 #happylaborday
Today in Seabrook ~ Market Street Wine Walk! 🍷🍷🍷
We are so excited for our friends @stowaway_winebar to host tastings from 12 local wineries & 2 breweries along Market Street in Seabrook’s Town Center. You can't beat a day of sipping wine and hanging with friends. Sounds like fun! Who is going?
We'll be open and have the perfect wine walk inspired scents to celebrate the long weekend! Bonus: No hangover!
Chardonnay and Sangria! 
#lorrainescandlestudio #seabrookwa #femalefounders #womenownedbusiness #supportsmallbusiness #marketstreetwinewalk #winewalk #stowaway_winebar #aroundtown
Pouring candles with good pals is good fun!
Bring your pals
Bring your fam
BYOB
&
Pour a candle with us!
#seabrookwa #seabrookwashington #femalefounders #framily
Summer please don’t go!
The dog days of summer may to coming to an end here @seabrookwa , but there is a way to take home a memory from your time here in Seabrook….
Grab your mother 👩‍👧
Grab your father 👨‍👨‍👦
Grab your children 👶🏾👶🏻👶🏾👶🏿👶🏼
Grab your sister and brothers 👯‍♀️👨‍👨‍👦‍👦
… and come pour a candle with us! 
We can’t wait to host you! ❤️
#seabrookwa #femalefounders #dogdaysofsummer
World candle month? Seriously? A little cheesy but how could we pass this up? Once used to bring light into dark places, candles are now a source of calm and relaxation with scents designed to freshen any space and improve any mood. 
Why not celebrate with us this month by coming in to create your very own custom candle! 💚✨
Looking for even more to celebrate? We have 22 new scents coming to spice up your fall and holiday season! Stay tuned for the drop date! We're so excited for warm autumn scents! 🍁🍂🍁
#lorrainescandlestudio #seabrookwa #femalefounders #womenownedbusiness #supportsmallbusiness #worldcandleday2022 #fallinlove
Goodbye August! You’ve been good to us ~ Let’s go September! 🏃‍♀️🙌 
#lorrainescandlestudio #seabrookwa #femalefounders #womenownedbusiness #supportsmallbusiness #smallbusinessreel #goodbyeaugust
Wowza!! 
Thanks to everyone who came out and poured candles yesterday! 
All 100 of you 🤯
We ❤️’d meeting you and helping you create a take-home memory of your time here in @seabrookwa!!
We have your candles ready for pick-up! So “when you’re ready… come and get it!” 🤣
#seabrookwashington #seabrookwa #femalefounders
Who run the world? Girls! 💅 Women have now been rocking the vote for 102 years! Today we celebrate and honor the accomplishments and advancements all of the incredible women around the world have made towards equity and representation. As a women owned and operated business, it is an honor to be apart of the community of women-owned businesses here in Seabrook. Shout out to our lovely neighbor Lisa @shopseaworthyhome and all the rest of the amazing and strong women here in Seabrook and across the world! 💅💪
#lorrainescandlestudio #seabrookwa #femalefounders #womenownedbusiness #supportsmallbusiness #womensequalityday2022
It's amazing how scents can take us right back to a specific time and place. Creating your own custom scent to build memories around can do the same thing for you, your family, and your friends! 
Shown here is one we poured a few weeks ago ~ Cucumber + Melon! 🥒🍉
#lorrainescandlestudio #seabrookwa #femalefounders #womenownedbusiness #supportsmallbusiness #customcandle #cucumbermelon
Get your gnome hat @brooklets.toys and come pour a candle with us! We promise a “fairy” good time 
🧚🧚‍♂️🧚‍♀️
#lorrainescandlestudio #femalefounders #seabrookwa
It’s gonna be a great day in @seabrookwa !
Saturday Market 11am-4pm
Candle Pouring @lorrainescandlestudio 10am-5pm
Gnome Hat Making @brooklets.toys 
Gnome & Fairy Parade 2pm!
#lorrainescandlestudio #weloveseabrook #femalefounders
Check out this CUSTOMer creation! 👀 Rain Water & Wild Rose - what a relaxing combo 🌧🌹 We love seeing what you come up with for your candles ~ 🕯✨
#lorrainescandlestudio #seabrookwa #femalefounders #womenownedbusiness #supportsmallbusiness
We are in the Dog Days of Summer! 🥵☀️ Luckily it doesn't get extremely hot here in beautiful Seabrook, so we like to burn a candle to add a little extra heat every once in a while 🔥
#lorrainescandlestudio #seabrookwa #femalefounders #womenownedbusiness #supportsmallbusiness #fogust #washingtonsummer
The new school year is coming up quick! 🚌💨 Looking for a fun summer activity to round out the summer before the kiddos go back to school? Or maybe you are preparing to head back to college and need some candles to keep you relaxed while you study. 📚 Head in to our studio for a fun candle pouring experience or to purchase a candle in a scent made just for you. 💚✨
#lorrainescandlestudio #seabrookwa #femalefounders #womenownedbusiness #supportsmallbusiness #backtoschool2022
Have you seen our new website? We are OBSESSED! 😍Thank you so much @orangemosscreative ~ you did an amazing job capturing who we are, what we do, and our history. 💚 Keep an eye out - our reservation portal will be ready to go soon you can reserve your next candle pouring escapade! 🙌 
#lorrainescandlestudio #seabrookwa #femalefounders #womenownedbusiness #supportsmallbusiness #smallbusinessreels #newwebsite #candlereels
About damn time 😉 It took a lot to get here, and we couldn’t be happier with how everything has turned out! 💚🥰 
#lorrainescandlestudio #seabrookwa #femalefounders #womenownedbusiness #supportsmallbusiness #smallbusinessreel #candletok
August scent highlight ~ Beach Linen! ✨ 
Beach Linen captures the clean, calming scent of line-dried laundry gently billowing in the seaside breeze. This fresh, airy fragrance oil pairs linen and light florals, grounded by notes of soft powder and sandalwood. Beachy and breezy, perfect for "Fogust" here in Seabrook! 🌊
#lorrainescandlestudio #seabrookwa #femalefounders #womenownedbusiness #supportsmallbusiness #candlescents
Thank you to everyone who came out to support us on opening day, and everyone who has come in since then! We absolutely LOVE seeing what our customers come up with for their custom creations! ✨
#lorrainescandlestudio #seabrookwa #femalefounders #womenownedbusiness #supportsmallbusiness #customerappreciation
We 😍 cookies! @brasshubcoffee  is AMAZE! 
Candles + Cookies = Best Evah!
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Our ❤️’s are full!! 
Thanks for coming out and supporting our opening weekend. We loved seeing…
- families making candles 🕯🕯 together! 
- girlfriends 🦞and sisters laughing 😂 & pouring! 🕯
- kiddos having a great time and letting their creativity shine! ✨
- people creating gifts 🎁 for their loved ones!
Every single one of you made the weekend so much FUN!
.. and it’s just beginning! We are open EVERY day 10am-5pm. So come on over and pour with us, we can’t wait to serve you!!
Kathy(Mom)/Kristine(Kid)
Scent-eos! 😍
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Today is the day!! Lorraine's Candle Studio is officially open! 🎉🎉 Stop in to see what we are all about (and maybe create a candle or two). 🕯🕯🕯
We can't wait to see you! 💚💚💚
#lorrainescandlestudio #seabrookwa #seabroowashington #femalefounders #womenentrepreneurs #smallbusinessowners #smallbusinessgrowth #grandopeningparty #grandopeningtoday #candlestudio #openingday #supportsmallbusiness #smallbusinesssupport #womenownedbusiness #candlebusiness #candlestudio
😮 just ONE day until our doors open and we can’t wait! ~ We are working hard behind the scenes so everything is ready for you to discover that perfect scent! 💚✨🕯 
#lorrainescandlestudio #seabrookwa #femalefounders #womenentrepreneurs #smallbusinessowners #smallbusinessgrowth #smallbusinessreels #smallbusinessreel #womenownedsmallbusiness #smallbusinesssupport #supportsmallbusinesses #seabrookwashington
We are SO excited to announce the ✨officially official✨ date of our OPENING! 🎉🥳 Mark your calendars for Friday July 22nd – just 1 week from today! 🤯 Bring a friend or two 👯‍♀️, create and pour a candle 🕯, and meet our amazing team! 
We cannot wait to see you in just one short week! 💚
#lorrainescandlestudio #seabrookwa #seabrookwashington #femalefounders #womenentrepreneurs #smallbusinessowners #smallbusinessopening #openingsoon #candlestudio
As we build momentum toward our grand opening next week, we thought we should share some of what to expect when you visit! 
When you pop in, we'll kick off your visit by having you smell each and every one of our amazing scents. 🌷🍑🍃
You'll note your favorites and move onto step 2: choosing your vessel.
We'll have a few different vessel styles available to ensure you find just the right fit for your style. 🫙🫙🫙
Once you've chosen your favorite scents and vessel, we'll jump right into candle making!
With the help of one of our candle experts, you'll actually get to melt, mix and pour your very own custom creation. 🧍🏻‍♀️🧍🏾‍♂️
Voila! Within a few hours, your candle will be cured and ready for pickup! 🕯
#lorrainescandlestudio #seabrookwa #seabrookwashington #femalefounders #womenentrepreneurs #shoplocal #how-to
We promise we won’t celebrate EVERY obscure holiday but Paper Bag day!?
When in Rome! ...er Seabrook!
These beauties have arrived! Did you guess the correct bag style in our poll last month?
#lorrainescandlestudio #seabrookwa #seabrookwashington #femalefounders #womenentrepreneurs #b​agladies