Blue Willow teacup candle with Vintage Bookshop scented soy wax
Blue Willow teacup candle with Vintage Bookshop scented soy wax
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These Churchill Georgian-shaped teacups are made in England and depict the story of Blue Willow. Set in ancient China, the daughter of a wealthy mandarin was betrothed to an old rich merchant, but she was in love with her fathers' poor employee. Upon discovering this, her father imprisoned her in their pagoda, where she wrote secret messages in coconut shells and float the downstream to her love. Ever suspicious, her father hastened wedding arrangements to the old merchant. The two crossed lovers managed to elope, and sadly were caught by her father in their small escape boat on the sea. In a fit of wrath he was ready to beat them to death, but the fates intervened, turning them into a pair of turtle doves, free to fly together for eternity.
This beautiful musky and woody scent has a lovely perfume, best accompanied by a good read, how novel! Romantically inspired by leather and dusty tomes on creaky wooden shelves. This scent is rich and slightly masculine, with tones of cashmere, leather, sandalwood, amber, vanilla and warm ginger. Vegan and eco friendly, and cruelty free ingredients only.
Soy wax is environmentally friendly and more sustainable than paraffin wax. It is biodegradable and burns cleaner resulting in much fewer soot particles in the air. Soy wax also burns slower as it has a lower melting point, so your candles will last much longer. Our wicks are made from organic cotton and are eco-friendly, lead free, non toxic, paraffin free, and contain no zinc or other metals. They are dipped in organic soy wax are smokeless and slow-burning.
Washington Willow teacup - 7cm height x 9cm width. Rapseed wax.
These lovely candles come with cotton wicks and have an approximate burn time of 40 hours.
See more in our Teacup Candles Collection.
Want to know how to be sure that our candles are made using 100% natural vegetable wax? The natural properties of vegetable waxes means you may see imperfections on our candles - specifically something called “frosting”. This does not affect the quality of your candle and it will burn well with a strong scent.We use all-natural soy, coconut and rapeseed wax in our candles and wax melts.
Our fragrances are always phthalate-free and cruelty-free.
All ingredients are vegan, sustainable, and/or recyclable or recycled.
Candle Care Instructions
Candle Care Instructions
Burning Instructions:Always burn candles within sightNever burn candles near flammable itemsKeep candles away from children and pets
Trim wick to 1/4″ before lighting. Keep the candle free of any foreign materials including matches and wick trimmings. Only burn the candle on a level, fire-resistant surface. Do not burn the candle for more than four hours at a time. Stop use when only 1/4″ of wax remains.
The first time you burn your candle, make sure you burn it long enough for the wax melt pool to reach the edges of the container. Wax holds memory, and this will prevent your candle from "tunnelling" during future burns. Subsequent burns can be for any (safe) length of time.
How to use wax melts: add the wax melt to the upper dish of your oil burner and light a tea candle on the lower part of the burner. As the tealights warms the dish from below the aroma will be released into your room from the wax melt. Never leave a lit candle unattended, and keep away from children and pets.
These candles are designed to be ornamental, however if you wish to burn them, it is advised to place them in a bowl of sand to stabilise them and avoid them tipping as the wax melts. Never leave a candle unattended. burn on a heat-resistant surface.
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Please take care not to burn these candles right to the bottom. Soy wax melts at quite a low temperature, but when the wax gets too low the naked flame may cause the vessel to crack. Never leave a candle unattended and burn on a heat-resistant surface.
Turn the reeds every couple of weeks to prolong the fragrance life.
Keep out of reach of pets and small childrenDo not ingest the liquidAvoid placing in areas where the bottle can be knocked over. May damage wood and porous surfaces if spilled
Fire starters/kindling with wicks:
Perfect for helping to get campfires, woodstoves, firepits, bonfires and chimeneas started. Place under wood and light the wicks.
WARNING: These are NOT candles. Do not light in your hand - they are designed to start fires and are highly flammable. Not suitable for gas fires, gas woodstoves or barbeques. Wax may drip as melting and pool underneath any grill.
More information can be found in our Frequently Asked Questions or see our full article here: https://www.ralphsorchard.com/pages/candle-burning-safety-tips
We offer same or next-day weekday dispatch. Orders placed on Friday or Saturday may not be dispatched until Monday. The exception is for custom orders, but anything beyond our standard dispatch time is communicated before and at checkout.
We offer free UK shipping via Royal Mail 2nd Class service or Evri, which offers 48 hour delivery in the UK, and within 3 working days is the average. Delivery time depends on Royal Mail. Upgrade is available at checkout if you prefer the Express 1st Class service. Sometimes we may offer an alternative service such as Hermes, but this will not affect your shipping price or timeframe for delivery.
We ship internationally.
Shipping rates will be calculated at checkout. Postage is charged based on a standard parcel, but if shipping costs more than what we have charged you, we will absorb the excess and never ask you to pay more. You would be responsible for any import duties necessary once it reaches your country.
Items are shipped from the United Kingdom.
International customers are responsible for any local import charges/taxes specific to their delivery address which may be due at point of delivery.
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