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faq

nothing revives the past so completely as a smell that was once associated with it
– Vladimir Nabokov

packaging
I have different scented candles, how do I keep them apart?
Because of heat-related risks there is no sticker on the pot itself. However, the stickers on the labels are easily movable, so you can put it yourself on the bottom of the jar. When the candle is nearly empty, you can peel it off.

material
So all those products are sustainable?
The wax we use is certified organic. Made from soy.
The oils are usually essential. That means that they are extracted from natural materials (plants, fruits, grasses). Mostly. Some fragrances can not be (very well) extracted from vegetable matter. Then we choose perfume oil, a synthetic imitated fragrance. This is always mentioned in the product description.
The wicks are made of cotton. And furthermore the products come without too much fuss. From a minimalistic view.

So … soy?
Yep. Soy is nog only much better for the environment, there are more advantages compared to paraffin.
Watch this, soy:
– does not increase CO2 level in the air (paraffin does).
– a natural, renewable resource. And biodegradable.
– is derived from a vegetables (soy beans), while paraffin wax is derived from petroleum (a refined a gasoline product).
– a much more slower burner than paraffin (twice as long)
– burns much cleaner than paraffin. Yay for less window cleaning!
– is non-toxic.. Should your child or dog take a bite.
– doesn’t make grease stains. Just a wet cloth, a little detergent et voila.
– candles give off more fragrance.

And essential oil? Do they also use them for aromatherapy?
They do. All fragrance products also have, in addition to a nice fragrance,  a function for your well-being. No claims though. It seems to work that way and I think that’s a plus, but I’m no pro. It just might give you inspiration for a gift for someone who can use some courage or peace. Or when you’re looking for some stress reducing tools.

To recycle?
The pots once empty can be used very well for other purposes. They’re very durable, made of glass and aluminium.

to burn
How do I get the most out of my LOCHT?
Your candle will easily reach the number of indicated burning hours if you burn it with moderation. An hour, at most two, at a time. The smell will still linger for a while after blowing out the candle and is at it’s strongest when the candle is not too hot. The essential oil begins to ‘evaporate’ when the wax becomes soft. Soy has a lower melting point (about 65 degrees) than paraffin and therefore doesn’t have to be burned for hours.

That wick…
One strong advice: cut it regularly. Especially when ‘a lump’ comes on. Half a centimeter is enough.
Trimming the wick helps your candle to burn cleaner and more evenly, is important to prevent the wick from smoking and popping.

to smell
Hmm. A scented candle. I do not buy that on the interwebs … I want to smell it!
Check the list of sales points and go there to sniff and enjoy. Ask the retailer if you ‘miss’ a fragrance.

fragrances
I will leave my job soon and want to give my colleagues a cinnamon candle. Can you make them?
Yes! Contact me and tell me your wishes. Off the amount of six candles a special is ‘doable’. From 20 pieces you can purchase them at lower cost.

Can you make the smell of freshly cut grass?
I can try! My supplier has around 150 different essential oils. Never tried is always wrong, right? Contact me and tell me what you think is missing from the collection. Does ‘your’ smell make it to the collection? I’ll gladly send you a free product wrapped in a hug.

Too bad, I love your candles, but my husband/nan/dog always gets a headache from scented candles …
Perhaps that has something to do with the synthetic materials that are often involved in the produce of fragrance products?
Let me be clear: every material in a LOCHT is of natural origin. (Except for a few in which synthetic oil is used. In that case stated in the product description) So – according to me (and many fans!) – you can bring a LOCHT to your home with peace of mind and it won’t effect your relationship.

price
Scented candles at IKEA cost € 3. Why are LOCHTs so much more expensive?
Given the information about our sustainable materials above, compared to the fact many mass producers use only synthetic stuff. To illustrate: one liter of essential Basil oil costs around 150 dollars. The same oil synthetically made in a factory: 25. In addition, I’m not a bulk buyer at my suppliers. (Nor is that something I strive for, by the way.) If you think LOCHT (a bit) expensive, just try one and notice the difference. Or just keep on buying at IKEA (i.a.). I love you anyway. 

becoming a reseller
I have a store and would like to sell LOCHT. Is that possible?
Great, first of all, I love it you’re interested in LOCHT. Who knows, it might be an idea to request our catalog.
Before you do, check the following ifs and buts:
– resale is only for brick shops (not online)
– in order to prevent mutual competition, I spread as much as possible.
You see, if there is someone in your neighborhood village/region selling LOCHT, it might not be that profitable if you do too.
– LOCHT is made by hand. That largely determines the price.
As a shopkeeper you for sure get a reasonable margin, but you won’t be eating caviar for breakfast all of a sudden. Nor would I, by the way.

customization
I would like to give my clients/wedding guests/ex-colleagues a small gift. Do you also make small candles?
Yes! Smaller, bigger. In a company mug or a marmelade jar. Tell me your dreams!

collaborate
I make ceramics. Could it be an option to work together on a new Locht?
I’d love to hear your proposal! Email me.

I am a blogger and have a nice range. Are you interested in a barterdeal?
I’d love to hear your proposal! Email me.

Thanks for the info, but my question was no on the list…
I’d love to hear from you! Email me.