The Outer Banks Candle Company

Process

Process

At the Outer Banks Candle Company, candle making is a labor of love! So many variables come into play in the process… wax is melted at high & precise temperatures, while room temperature must be consistently cool and humidity low. Colors, wicks, and fragrances are added while the wax is at its HOTTEST. Think of sweet tea here: everyone is these parts knows that you add the sugar (and LOTS of it!) to sweet tea while its hot! Same idea with candles… these ingredients are added while the wax is hot, so the wax and fragrance are evenly and adequately fused. Then the wax is allowed to cool to just the right temperature for pouring (candles are temperamental little buggers!) Then, once the wax is poured, these sweet little candles have to be “babysat” over the next 24 hours to ensure that air does not become trapped inside and the surface dries smoothly. All of this to ensure that the candles cure properly, burn evenly and hold as much fragrance as                                                                                                                         the wax can contain! Once the process is complete,                                                                                                                                  then each and every candle is cleaned & trimmed, and                                                                                                                    wrapped & labeled by hand. The secret ingredient:

                                                                                                              LOTS of experimentation and even more TLC!