About our candles

First off, Obvious Safety Tips:

Candles should never be left unattended. Burn on a flat, heat resistant surface away from drapes and other flammable materials. Keep away from children and pets, while you’re at it. Do not touch the hot, molten wax. Izaiah 40:31 Candles is not responsible for user misuse and negligence.

Soy Wax:

This wax melts totally liquid, unlike paraffin wax, and needs to be kept in a container. We recommend a burn time of 2-3 hours to prevent the glass jar from overheating or wax from “tunneling.” Wax has a memory, it’s said, so make sure to let the whole top melt each time you light up. Limit your burning time to prevent the entire candle from liquefying since this could overheat the glass.


Phthalates, or phthalate esters, are esters of Phthalic acid. They are used to dissolve raw materials when making fragrance oils. They have been used for many decades in a myriad of pharmaceuticals, household and industrial products. Recently, there have been concerns that high levels of Phthalates can cause a host of health issues. It is not clear whether the levels that people encounter cause adverse effects, but it is clear to us that products would be better if they didn’t pose any such risks.

While both the U.S. and Europe have imposed laws against Phthalates in children’s toys, (since they are put in the mouth) there are no rules against Phthalates in candles

And why we are Phthalate free:

Simply due to the concerns that arise from the exposure of Phthalates, Izaiah 40:31 Candles has decided that in no case will we use fragrances that contain them.


Trim and center your wicks! Flames can get out-of-control if the wick is left untrimmed, which leads to flickering, smoke and soot. An ideal wick length is between 1/8″ and 1/4″. A good habit is to trim your wick after you blow out the flame, so it’s ready for next time! Also, wicks can get really awkward to trim with scissors once the candle burns down low in the jar. If you find yourself struggling, it’s time to invest in a wick trimmer!


Our candles are made with the recommended amount of oils by the fragrance suppliers. If you’re having a hard time smelling it, simply put it in a smaller room or get more candles! Our 8oz candles vary in strength, but most will fill a small room with scent, not a large open area. The tealights are not as strong because there is not as much surface area to burn. To make sure you’re not getting used to the smell, you can step outside or shut the room’s door for a while to re-expose yourself to the scent. We use a mixture of both natural and synthetic fragrance oils.

And don’t be afraid to use it up. Soy wax lasts forever (approximately 50 hours per 8oz jar) and it will give off a better throw (strength and distance of smell) when lit!