Our Candle Making Process - The Turquoise Tortuga

Our Candle Making Process - The Turquoise Tortuga


Soy Candles

If this is your first time visiting our blog, Welcome! If not, Welcome back and we hope you have enjoyed our previous blog posts.  Today we would like to give you more information about our candle-making process and why we choose certain products over others. 

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Time and Effort

First and foremost, we want you to know that we take a lot of time and effort to make sure that we are making the best candle for you and the world we live in.  We research our waxes, wicks, and fragrance oils to bring to you what we feel is the best fit. 

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 The Perfect Candle For You

We hand-pour each candle for you in small batches. Sometimes that means we are pouring only 3 candles at a time and no more than 5 at a time. We believe this allows us to make sure we have the right ratio of wax and fragrance as well as keep the temperature of the wax stable.

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100% Soy Wax 

We pour 100% soy wax candles at The Turquoise Tortuga. Soy wax is a vegetable wax made from the oil of soybeans which is a renewable, natural resource. Our soy wax is grown in the Midwest states of the USA.  Soy wax candles are eco-friendly and burn cleaner and longer.  Wax is the fuel for candles.  As it melts, it evaporates.  This is how the scent is released into our homes. We choose soy wax over paraffin because paraffin is derived from petroleum and when burned can create toxic carcinogens in the air.

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Phthalate Free & Premium Fragrance Oils

Our candles are phthalate free and do not require a prop 65 warning because they do not contain any known carcinogens, mutagens, or reproductive toxins. Our candles are phthalate and dye free. We do not add any enhancers to make it burn better.  We use premium fragrance oils infused with essential oils to scent our candles.  Essential oils can alter the color of the wax slightly which will give off different shades of cream.

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All About the Wicks

Our wicks do not contain any lead or zinc. We use a flat braided cotton wick woven with paper threads. This helps the wick keep a consistent burn. A feature of the wick we use is that it will mushroom.  That is why it is essential to keep the wick trimmed to ¼ inch each time you burn your candle.

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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

The glass jars or aluminum tins our candles come in can be reused or recycled and the lids can be recycled after the silicone insert is removed. Here are ways to reuse old candle jars!

Candle Making Business


Every single time we do a craft show we learn something… something about our business, something about ourselves, and something about you, our clients! We love all your support and look forward to serving you in the future. Feel free to reach out to us with any questions! Stay tuned for our next post and keep shining a light for others.


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