What makes Rice Collective candles so different?

Our goal at Rice Collective is to provide clean burning unique scented candles. All of our candles are made with 100% natural soybean wax, phthalate free scents as well as lead and zinc free wicks. We are a small batch hand-poured candle company and aim to fulfilling your candle dreams. 

Why does the wax in my candle look funny? (Frosting, separation, crumbling etc.,)

Our candles are made with 100% soybean wax, this clean burning wax may develop these irregularities. 

Where are your candles made? 

Our candles are hand-poured in Aurora, Colorado. 

Do you have an in-person store?

We currently do not have a store of our own but plan to attend craft shows and farmers markets throughout the year right here in Colorado, check out our "Events" page for events we will be attending. 

Are all soy candles the same? 

No. A company can label their candles as a "soy candle" as long as the wax consists of at least 51% soy wax. This means the other 49% can be chemical wax blends. Our candles are 100% soy wax, no blends. 

Are your candles made with essential oils?

No. When essential oils are exposed to high heat, they become decayed, resulting in a poor scent while lit. 


How many hours do your candles last?

6.4 oz. candles burn a minimum of 40 hours and 12 oz. candles burn a minimum of 60 hours. 

What is a cold and heat throw?

Cold throw is the scent strength of the candle when it is not lit. Heat throw is the scent strength while it is burning. A candle can provide a poor cold/heat throw through many different factors in the production process (wick size, fragrance oil amount, etc.,)

How long should I burn my candle(s) for?

Most candles should burn a minimum of 2 hours to establish an even melting pool. It is advised to burn a candle no more than 4-5 hours at a time. If you wish to burn your candles longer, extinguish the flame, let cool for at least 30 minutes, trim the wick and re-light. 

Why should I trim the wick of my candle(s) before each lighting? 

It is important to keep the wick of your candle no more than 1/4" before each burn. Trimming the wick prevents your candle from providing an uneven melting pool, producing soot and flickering of the flame, regardless of the wax type.