FAQs

General candle care + Wick Trimming

  • Trim the wick to ¼” before lighting every time!  This makes all the difference in the longevity and clean burning of your candle. A long wick burns much too hot and will both use up the candle more quickly and create soot.  

  • Burn your candle for up to 1-2 hours at a time.  It’s very important that the first time you use the candle to burn it long enough for the melted wax to reach the edges of the container.  This prevents the wax from building up and possibly tunneling during future use.  You always need to burn your candle long enough for all the wax to melt across the top of the jar.  If you don't burn your candle until the wax melts across the top you will cause tunneling and you will be left with wax around the edges of the jar.

  • Never leave a candle burning unattended or within reach of a draft, pets, or small children.

  • If the flame seems high or the container is too hot in the midst of burning, simply extinguish the flame, let it cool down, trim the wick and restart!

  • Trim your wicks to 5-10mm before lighting your candle each time. If your wick is too long it will flicker and smoke. If it is too short it will drown in the wax.
  • LuLu & Oliver Candles are designed to be burned for a maximum of 3hrs at a time. If you burn for longer you risk the wicks drowning and the jar becoming too hot.
  • To extinguish your candle gently blow the flame out, put the lid on or use a cloche. We use all cotton wicks in our candles so they will ball on the top. If you blow too hard you will blow the ball off and it will end up in your molten wax.
  • Wait until your candle has re-solidified and trim the ball off the wick, keeping the wick to 5-10mm in length.
  • If you find you have soot on the inside of your jar this could indicate your wick was too long, your candle was in a drafty area or you burnt your candle longer than the recommended time.
  • When the jar is cool wipe soot off with a damp paper towel. 
  • Stop burning when there is 1cm of wax left in the jar.

How To reuse concrete candle vessels:

Here's a common scenario: you've burned through your candle, and now you're left with an almost empty vessel (or maybe a closet full of them!). Now what? One of the most frequently asked questions we receive is "what do I do with my leftover candle jars?" .  Of course, that's a great problem to have - we love knowing that you loved and fully enjoyed your candle! Kudos to you for considering the environment instead of simply tossing the jar into the trash. The good news is, there are lots of options for reusing and repurposing your empty LuLu & Oliver candle vessels - read on! 

First, start with a clean, empty vessel. There are lots of ways to do this (a quick web search will confirm), and a few of our favorite ways are below:

OVEN: Remove any labels (goo-gone can help), then place your vessel in an oven set to the lowest temperature until the remaining wax melts. Carefully remove the vessel from the oven, pour out any melted wax in the trash, and then use a spoon to extract the wick. Wipe the inside with a cloth to remove any remaining wax or soot, then hand wash, rinse, and dry. 
HAIR DRYER: If just a small amount of wax remains, you can melt it using a hair dryer. Follow the same steps as above to remove the wick and clean. 
FREEZER: Place the vessel in the freezer overnight or until the remaining wax hardens and shrinks. Using a spoon, pop out the block of wax or chip it out in chunks, including the wick. Follow the same steps as above to clean.

Now that your vessel is empty and clean, your options for giving it a second life are endless! Below are some of our favorite ways to reuse and repurpose our LuLu & Oliver vessels:

  • Ceramic and concrete vessels are ideal for propagating plants and herbs! Place a few small rocks at the bottom of the vessel before adding soil to help with drainage. 
  • Glass vessels with a lid are perfect for small objects around the house and car. Paper clips, rubber bands, even dog treats (just be sure to clean the vessel thoroughly)! 
  • Shorter, wider vessels are perfect for corralling objects that are easily lost, like keys and jewelry.  
  • Your prettiest of vessels will make any bathroom feel like a fancy spa! Place on a tray and fill with makeup brushes, cotton balls, qtips, etc. 

The Last and BEST option is to bring your empty / clean vessel to our working studio located at The Foundation Art Studio in the River Arts District of Asheville.  We will gladly refill your candle vessel with the scent of your choice and the best part is, it will be half price!  We will refill the candle for half the initial price of the candle, because we highly encourage upcycling.  There are no limits to the refills....just bring by your candle, sniff around a bit and refill the candle.  

What are Scent Notes?

A candle has three types of notes, a top note, a middle note, and a base note.  A top note is the first scent you ‘experience’ when the candle first burns or when you smell it when it is unlit. 

Then, the middle notes, which can also be called heart notes, are the scent results after the top note has faded a little.  This scent that you experience consists of the middle notes of the candle fragrance.

Finally, you then have the base note, which are the scents that reveal itself as the candle is lit and burning at a full melt pool (top layer is melted).  It can take up to an hour or so for this to occur.  So what is the true and actual scent of the candle?  That would be the mix of the middle notes and base notes. 

How long will my candle last?

  • Candles that are 10-12oz will last around 70-80+ hours and are well suited for larger, open areas in your home or studio

  • Candles that are 8-9oz will last 50+ hours and are well suited for small-medium sized areas in your home or studio

  • Candles that are 5-7oz will last 25-40+ hours and are great for bathrooms, bedside tables and smaller, cozy spots in your home

Why Coconut Soy Wax?

It was extremely important to me to make good quality, clean and safe candles and in researching wax I found that Virgin Coconut Soy wax was the best out there. It is a plant-derived, vegan blend of natural soy and coconut. It has a creamy white appearance and gives an evenness of burn and wax consumption. Our wax at LuLu & Oliver is gluten free, toxin free, paraben free, and phthalate free. The entire blend utilizes only FDA approved waxes so you have peace of mind while using your home or studio.

Why is what wax you use important?

Most candles have a wax blend, most commonly you will see a soy-paraffin blend.  Paraffin is the most widely used wax for a lot of candles because of it’s low cost and optimal scent throw (how much you smell both when the candle is lit and when it’s cool). Paraffin wax is derived from petroleum as a byproduct of the refining process and tends to cause more concerns in the long run. Therefore the thought of these candles being “clean” is a tad misleading. In an effort of LuLu & Oliver to carry as much clean products as we can, we went the route of coconut soy wax!

 

 

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Our intoxicating 1 oz perfume oils are made with an essential oil based fragrance in a convenient and easy to use roll-on vial.  We use a base of organic fractionated coconut oil, essential oil based fragrance and dried flowers....hand made in Asheville, NC.  All roller balls are paraben, sulfate, phthalate, phosphate & gluten free. cruelty free. vegan.  

Most commercial scents are 90% alcohol, resulting in an intense initial experience followed by a quick and unsatisfying disappearance as the scent evaporates along with the alcohol. Our oil blends are less overpowering when initially applied but last longer as the oil does not evaporate but rather absorbs into the skin. You will be amazed at how smooth and luxurious the oil feels in comparison! Essential oil components further enhance the fragrance and may have wellness properties. Many customers who have struggled with sensitivities to cosmetic fragrances are shocked to find that they have absolutely no adverse reactions to our oil blends and are finally free to wear perfume or cologne.

HANDMADE WITH LOVE.....All LuLu & Oliver products are handmade with love in Asheville, NC....100% natural, organic, and vegan ingredients are used whenever possible, and our products are never tested on animals. Because our perfumes are handmade to order, there may be slight variances between batches. Always skin-patch test products first to avoid allergic reactions. Avoid applying in the eyes and mouth, on sensitive skin, or open wounds. Perfumes are best when used within one year of purchase.

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Detailed Scent Profiles for Roller Balls

  • Bibliothe'que - The Essence of paper and leather binding with peach, plum, peony, violet, leather, patchouli, vanilla....customer favorite
  • Angel's Share - Our interpretation of Kilian Angels' Share...A sophisticated gourmand that will please spirit and sweet lovers alike. Contains notes of Cognac, cinnamon, hazelnut, vanilla, praline, oak wood.
  • Mojave Ghost - A warm wood based fragrance that softly illustrates the musky top note of ambrette intertwined with a delicate violet and magnolia heart. Contains Ambrette, Magnolia, Sandalwood, Violet, Cedarwood, Chantilly Musk, Crisp Amber
  • Cocoa Cashmere - An unforgettable olfactory experience...Coconut, Amber, Jasmine, Cocoa Butter, Cedar Wood, Tobacco & Magnolia 
  • Baccarat Rouge - Our interpretation of Maison Francis Kurkdjian Baccarat Rouge 540. Jasmine and saffron rest tenderly on the top while the blend of cedar and fir make up the heart of the accord and finally the ambergris gives it both the warm and cool at the same time.
  • Jazz Club - Our interpretation of Maison Margiela Jazz Club. A warm and spicy fragrance that evokes the feeling of a visit to an exclusive jazz club, complete with cuban cigars and warming rum drinks.....notes of pink pepper, neroli, rum absolute, tobacco leaf, vanilla bean
  • Havana Nights - Havana is reminiscent of sultry Havana nights conjuring elicit passion in our most sensual fragrance.  Dark rum balances perfectly with woodsy patchouli and peach.  Amazing luxury smell...one of a kind
  • Dark Rose & Plum - A top seller, both dark and sweet at the same time. Notes of Dark rose, plum, peppercorn, patchouli, vanilla.
  • Oud Immortel - Our interpretation of Byredo Oud Immortel...A woody, aromatic fragrance that is at once sweet, smokey and warm. Limoncello, incense, cardamom, patchouli, papyrus, Brazilian rosewood, tobacco leaves, moss.
  • Crosby - A timeless fragrance that brings modern edge through opening notes of fresh cardamom, bergamot, star anise with a heart of soothing lavender, geranium, and incense. Warm vetiver, patchouli and oak moss completes its base.
  • Santal 33 - Our interpretation of Le Labo Santal 33. A captivating sandalwood aroma grounded with leather and uplifted with subtle violet and cardamom.....notes of violet accord, cardamom, iris, ambrox, cedarwood, leather, sandalwood.
  • Palo Santo Woods - A cleansing and earthy blend of palo santo, orange, cedar, clove, sage, cypress. This fragrance oil is not inexpensive, but its quality shines - it's gorgeous and luxurious
  • Almond Blossom Flowers - A creamy, nutty blend of wild flowers, almond, vanilla cream, tonka, musk
  • Honeysuckle - The natural sensation of blooming flowers is recreated in this simple floral fragrance. Hints of citrus add a dewy quality to the lush floral heart of honeysuckle, as blooming jasmine and fresh lily of the valley enhance the floral characteristics. Best Honeysuckle fragrance I have ever smelled!
  • Cactus Blossom - Refreshing blend of fresh flowers and light coconut with a soothing musk and sandalwood base.
  • Amber & Lavender - Exotic Egyptian amber and elegant French Lavender create the heart of this rich and comforting fragrance. Hints of tonka bean and myrrh conform to add sophistication, creating the ideal balance of sweet floral and warm earthy notes.
  • Love Spell - This lush citrus blend is sweetened with hints of berry and surrounded with floral tones of lavender and green stems for freshness. A shimmering musk undertone adds sensuality.
  • Vintage Amber - Amber and white musk dance throughout a sweet floral heart underscored by sultry sandalwood and vetiver. 
  • Bohemian Forest - An enigmatic fragrance that starts with a bracing but sheer juniper note, then moves on to a bright fresh lemon before drying down to a warm woody forest fragrance.  Our interpretation of Byredo Gypsy Water....notes of Juniper, Lemon, Bergamot and Pepper, pine needles, Incense, Orris Root, Sandalwood, Vanilla and Amber
  • By The Fireplace - Our interpretation of Maison Margiela By the Fireplace...warm heart of chestnut and smoky, woody accords, mixed with sweet notes of vanilla and red berries, softened by the floral combination of orange blossom and neroli essence
  • Tuberose Jasmine - Inspired by Diptyque's Do Son, this heady fragrance includes notes of Tuberose, orange flower, jasmine, orris, benzoin and sea air.
  • Neroli Blossom - Our interpretation of Apotheke Vitae's Orange Blossom Neroli. This fragrance is a luxury fragrance that combines sweet orange flower with neroli....It also contains notes of sandalwood, greens, and musk.
  • Velvet Sandalwood - Inspired by Tam Dao by Diptyque...The milky, woody fragrance of Mysore sandalwood burned in temple ceremonies, pared with cypress and myrtle.  Notes of sandalwood, cedar, cypress, myrtle, rose, amber and musk.
  • Cedarwood - Our interpretation of Kilian Straight to Heaven.....A masculine, smooth cedar-forward fragrance, mellowed by aged rum, dried fruits and coffee...there's patchouli in here too, adding an earthy grounding. This one is a STUNNER! Smoldering with addictive sensuality, a burning splash of rich dark rum defines the opening, its sweet gourmand chord is softened by creamy vanilla and dried fruit. Spicy patchouli pairs with the fresh, woodsy scent of cedarwood to finish, finding animalic harmony at long last.
  • Tobacco Vanilla - Our interpretation of Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille....Tobacco flower rounded out with creamy tonka beans, vanilla, dried fruit accord, and sweet wood sap. This UNISEX fragrance has top notes of tobacco leaf and spicy notes, middle notes of tonka bean, tobacco blossom, vanilla, and cacao, and base notes of dried fruits and woody notes. It has a delicate balance of cool and warm tones, with a leafy mixture of smoky fresh and dry vanilla. It also has sparks of warm spice and hints of soft leathery.
  • Citrus Blossom - Our interpretation of Kilian Love, Don't Be Shy....A sweet, creamy floral with notes of orange blossom, vanilla and marshmallow, with a subtle amber base. Notes of Neroli, orange blossom, pink pepper, jasmine, caramelized sugar, vanilla and musk. Citrus Blossom is a sweet, sexy, and feminine gourmand niche fragrance. It has notes of bergamot, Tunisian neroli, pink pepper, coriander seed, honeysuckle, orange flower, orange water, Egyptian jasmine, Bulgarian rose, iris butter, civet, caramelized sugar, vanilla, labdanum, and white musk.
  • Dead Sexy - Our interpretation of Tokyo Milk Dead Sexy...A romantic, woody fragrance composed of notes of rich vanilla, exotic woods, white orchid and dark ebony.....unisex fragrance.
  • Sugared Rose Petals - Our interpretation of Mancera Roses Vanille.....Warm vanilla, fresh lemons, and rose petals with a warm dry down of musk and cedarwood make up this  playful, sweet fragrance.
  • Bleu de Chanel - Crisp citrus notes highlight this aromatic woody blend followed with fresh lavender and jasmine on a background of cedar, musk and Asian Sandalwood. Inspired by the Chanel®.
  • Hippie Girl - Our interpretation of Parfums de Marly Layton....This fragrance is at once refreshing and warm - it opens with bergamot, mandarin, lavender and apple, moving to fresh middle notes of geranium, jasmine and violet before settling into the spicy warmth of guaiac wood, patchouli, amber, pink pepper and vanilla.
  • Rolling In Love - Creamy almond milk, ambrette, vanilla, tonka and musk are lifted by the soft floral notes of Iris, freesia and tuberose to make a fragrance as silky as a luxurious pair of pajamas. Inspired by Rolling in Love by Kilian.
  • Blanche Bête - A soft, milky fragrance that is as comforting as a fuzzy angora sweater. Notes of Ambrette, Milk, Tuberose, Incense, Tonka Bean, Cocoa, Vanilla Bean, Musk. Our interpretation of Blanche, by Liquides Imaginaires.
  • Bum Bum Cheirosa ‘62- Our interpretation of Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Crush Cheirosa 62...A sunny, beachy fragrance with notes of pistachio, almond, toasted vanilla, salted caramel, heliotrope, jasmine and sandalwood.
  • Bum Bum Cheirosa ‘40 - Our interpretation of Sol de Janeiro Cheriosa 40. Warm fruity plum flesh is enhanced by creme de cassis and amber. Notes of Plum, creme de cassis, amber, vanilla, jasmine blooms and light woods.
  • Bum Bum Cheirosa ‘71 - Our interpretation of Sol de Janeiro Cheriosa 71. Indulgent blend of vanilla, sea salt, white chocolate, macadamia nuts, tonka bean, and coconut caress your senses.
  • Bum Bum Cheirosa ‘68 - Our interpretation of Sol de Janeiro Cheriosa ’68. An alluring blend that harmonizes notes of pink dragon fruit, lychee, and Brazilian jasmine with gentle whiffs of ocean air and hibiscus, rounded off with the comforting warmth of vanilla and musk. A truly captivating tropical delight.
  • Lavender Haze - Lavender’s herbaceous petals brightened with eucalyptus and sage. Enriched with woody vetiver and wild patchouli....additionally, this lush perfume has a creamy, sweet puffy marshmallow note, dusted with powdered sugar, sitting on a base of cozy amber with a trace subtle smoked vanilla bean. 
  • Honey B. - Honey dripping from the hive, glistening honeycomb, you will be enchanted by this warm, sweet honey fragrance with just a hint of smoke.  Notes of honey, vanilla, beeswax, amber, smoke