Staying Healthy with Cedarwood


Cedarwood has been used throughout history in the Middle East. The ancient Egyptians utilized Cedar for embalming, building water-crafts to sail the Nile and for intricately carved temple doors. Cedars are incredibly hearty trees and grow up to one thousand years old! They are a symbol of resilience and regenerative life force.

Amidst flu season, we turn to these wise trees to stay healthy. Cedar has powerful astringent properties and respiratory inhalation is the most effective means of absorption. We’re illuminating these dark nights with Northern Forest candles to enjoy the natural healing powers of cedar, spruce and fir. Our candles are handcrafted with 100% pure essential oils and GMO-free soy wax— to keep you connected to nature’s healing powers!


Our top 5 favorite candles for Springtime!!

As a follow up on our top 5 candles for winter, we wanted to share our personal favorites for springtime! Can’t believe it is already March, before we know it we will find ourselves basking in warmth and cleaning mud out of our houses from our wonderful, yearly ‘mud season’.  The following scents are our personal favorites that help to balance, rejuvenate and cleanse – much like springtime makes us feel!

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  1. Clean Air– Our all-natural odor neutralizing candles and sprays are made with a proprietary blend of over 22 botanical essential oils!  With the use of nature’s technology (the essential oils) attach to the foul smelling odors, absorb them, and leave you with nothing but clean air!  This is our number one choice as spring cleaning can sometimes upturn some less than pleasant smells.
  2. Lavender– Everyone loves lavender, or at least MOST people do!  This calming aroma will help relax you after a day of cleaning and running errands.
  3. Orange– This uplifting aroma helps to uplift and balance your spirit, I find that it smells so yummy I always want to eat an orange after!
  4. Sage– A refreshing herbal aroma that helps to calm and cleanse.
  5. Citrus Harmony– Last but not least, this blend of orange, grapefruit and clove is great to stimulate and revive after a long winter.

Do you find your candle burns quickly? TIPS FOR STRETCHING OUT YOUR BURN TIME…

How to maximize burn time and scent throw of your soy wax candle:

Burning candles can often require more effort than one would realize.  BUT if you have the time to do a few things you can really get the most out of your soy wax candle.

The first and probably most cliché of burning tips is to make sure that your wick is around ¼ inch in length.  This is very important, and scissors are quick and easy help.

Second, is to make sure you have enough time to let the burning wick work on its melt pool.  It helps to let the wax melt out completely to the edges of the container forming a liquid wax puddle.  If you notice your wick leaning to one side, a good tip is to rotate your candle 180 degrees (but be careful not to splash wax!)

Once this melt pool has occurred (and our motto is ‘an hour an inch is a cinch’) you can snuff or blow out the flame.

This lets the melt pool release off the yummy essential oils so you can reap the benefits of true aromatherapy.

Once the wax solidifies again, you just trim your wick and start over.

Remember, it is good to make sure you never burn your candle in a draft, this makes the flame rage, often to one side creating an uneven burn AND never leave your candle unattended!

For more tips click here!


Affordable Aromatherapy Holiday Gift Idea #3

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How about these little beauties?!  Our lovely colored glass votives are available in all 6 of our amazing synergy scents and come in pretty colors!  And of course, they are made using only our GMO-free soy wax and scented with pure essential oils!  These are perfect to give to friends, siblings, coworkers, teachers or for that holiday swap.  Spread the Way Out Wax love around this holiday season!  Head on over here to start shopping.  Don’t forget… shipping is free when you spend $100!

Top 5 Candles for Fall!

It’s my favorite time of year!  The hot, humid summer days have passed, the nights are becoming crisp and the air is refreshingly cool.  Soon we’ll be visiting the pumpkin patch, going to the harvest market and stacking the wood for winter.  It’s also the time of year when candles become a mainstay in daily life for a lot of folks.  But, with so many options, what candle to burn is the question.

Ditch that old bright orange pumpkin candle and the crimson red apple cider one in favor of our non-toxic essential oil soy candles.  Those brightly colored candles contain dyes, additives and synthetic fragrances, which, when burned, can release toxins into your home!  At Way Out Wax, our candles are made using only non-GMO soy wax and essential oils… no additives and nothing synthetic!  That’s why they are so delicious!

Here are the top 5 healthy, essential oil candles for fall from us here at Way Out Wax:

  1. Cozy Home: Cinnamon, nutmeg and clove essential oils evoke a feeling of warmth and coziness, as the name implies.  This candle will make you want to grab a blanket and snuggle by a fire.
  2. Cinnamon:  Warming and elegant,  and reminiscent of apple pie!
  3. Clove: Sweet and spicy clove!  Pumpkin pie, anyone?  Burn this candle and the cinnamon one simultaneously to really spice things up!
  4. Citrus Harmony: Orange, grapefruit and clove essential oils synergize to create both an uplifting and warming aroma!
  5. Non-scents:  Our unscented candles are perfect for creating ambiance  AND our unscented tea lights make a perfect light for your jack-o-lantern!!

Confession of a Patchouli Convert

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I admit, a few months ago, I would have told you that I hated the smell of patchouli.  In my brain, that scent was perpetually linked with another smell I dislike, but I didn’t discover that until very recently.  I don’t want to offend anyone by mentioning specifically what the other smell is, but let’s just say it’s a linked to the use of patchouli oil as a body fragrance.

Then slowly, over the past couple of months, I started noticing a certain aroma here at the factory and thinking to myself- what is that?… it smells good!  I was shocked to discover that the smell I liked was patchouli!  So I began to experiment.  At first I tried burning one of our synergy blend candles, Escentual Love, where patchouli is combined with rosewood and lavender.    But, I only committed to a mini tin– not a full sized candle.  I really began to enjoy the wonderful, warm and earthy vibe from that candle and before I knew it, I had burned out the entire tin.  So I progressed to the  Escentual Love large candle tin.  It didn’t take long before I burned through that one also.  Could I take the next step- burning a single scent patchouli candle?

I’m not sure if my newly discovered affinity for patchouli is due to the absence of the other scent I had previously mentally linked to it or if I liked it now because we use such high quality essential oils in our aromatherapy soy candles.  Either way, now is a great time to try it out for yourself… we just reduced the price!   Got commitment issues like me?  Test the waters with our patchouli tea lights.  Already a patchouli fan?  Go for the large round pillar.

Visit our web site to browse all varieties of our candles with patchouli essential oil- Escentual Love and single scent patchouli.

Clear Your Head for fall… with our candle sale!

It’s back to school time- and whether you’re a student or not- it’s a good time to refocus and clear your head as the weather starts to cool a bit.  Our Clear Head synergy has a cool, refreshing scent that aids concentration and can help focus the mind.  Each individual essential oil in this blend contributes unique properties to this lovely synergy.

Eucalyptus has the ability to literally clear the head, as it opens the sinuses and acts as a decongestant.  A study conducted by scientists at the University of Miami found that inhaling rosemary boosted alertness, eased anxiety and amplified mental abilities.  Peppermint oil has long been regarded as an effective stimulant and has been scientifically proven to increase mental accuracy.

All of these wonderful qualities in our invigorating Clear Head aromatherapy synergy candle will help ease the transition from long, care-free summer days into shortening, cooler fall days.  And for you students out there, this candle might come in handy when you’re cramming the night before that exam or when you’ve procrastinated writing that paper down to the wire!

Visit our web site to stock up now… all Clear Head candles are 10% off during the month of September!  WOO-HOO!

Way Out Wax Candles makes real scents!

Finally, scents that everyone loves! We are  committed to providing a healthy candle to people with every other aspect of a healthy lifestyle.  We have been handcrafting candles for many years, and we are sure that we have mastered it.

All of our container candles are made with 100% GMO-free soy wax (a completely biodegradable, renewable resource).  Our pillar candles are made with a proprietary blend of plant and food-grade waxes; to ensure the longest, cleanest, most consistent burn. They are wrapped in 100% natural, biodegradable corn plastic.  So if you purchase one of our pillars, and burn it through ‘the proper way’ (see our blog on burning tips)you will contribute NOTHING to your local landfill.

REAL SCENTS: Our products are scented using ONLY pure botanical essential oils.  There are not many candle companies out there that offer a true single scent!  Way Out Wax is glad to offer eleven single-scented aromatherapy candles. Each scent has a particular effect on our emotional state.  They can help to balance, relax, or invigorate your senses. They are vigorously blended throughout the wax to ensure maximum scent throw and are never adulterated with synthetic perfumes, dyes, or petrochemical enhancers.  We want everyone to know that we blend the most generous amount of essential oils into our wax to make our candles smell delicious from start to finish.

The Song of Aromatherapy Synergy

Our Green Mountain Collection essential oil candles are not just random blends of essential oils that happen to smell amazing, but rather synergy combinations created with intention and purpose.

In aromatherapy, a “synergy” is a blend of essential oils in which the combined effect is greater than the effects of the essential oils individually.  Think about it like a song, where each individual note is beautiful, yet the right combination of notes can create something magnificent!

Let’s stick with the song analogy for a minute.  In aromatherapy, individual essential oils are classified as either a “top,” “middle,” or “base” note.  Top note essential oils are usually derived from flowers and leaves.  They are generally fast acting, uplifting and stimulating aromas.  Eucalyptus and orange are considered top notes.  Middle notes are mainly derived from spices and herbs.  These promote balance by providing a link between the fast acting top note and the grounding base note.  Rosemary and geranium are considered middle notes.  Base notes are generally derived from the bark, resin or gum of a tree and can have an intense, heavy scent.  Cedarwood and patchouli are examples of base notes.

Each Green Mountain Collection aromatherapy candle synergy blend was developed with a certified aromatherapist is designed to treat specific ailments or enhance moods.  Need to relax?  Try Sweet Dreams!  Head feeling cloudy?  Clear Head will revive you!  Having a bad day?  Citrus Harmony will lift you up!  They are like symphonies for the soul.