Our secrets revealed: How we do it
Every TIMOTHY JAY CANDLE is poured, cleaned and packaged individually, by hand, one at a time in our studio workshop in West Hollywood.
Fragrances and colors are added by hand to assure that each candles complies with our very high standards. Careful consideration goes into every step, from the placement of the wicks for even burning, to the heating of the glass to assure the mixtures settle correctly, to the addition of a felt pad at the bottom to protect tabletops from heat.
All our labels are hand trimmed in our Studio and then individually affixed by hand. Our ribbons are carefully measured and trimmed, and vellums are enclosed inside the top of the box.
At TIMOTHY JAY, the finished product shows the detail that goes into each candle.
Different fragrances require various sized wicks. Pine-based fragrances need thicker wicks to assure a proper burn while others, usually floral, require thinner wicks. All our wicks are eco-friendly, 100 % lead-free and made in the U.S.
Since our fragrance levels are 10 % (the norm is 6 %) our wax is specifically formulated to hold heavier doses of fragrances. Our wax mixtures contain some soy, but most importantly, are tested to make sure they burn cleanly and evenly creating a perfect “pool” from which the fragrance is dispersed. Each candle is poued, cooled, then repoured for consistency an evenness.
Candle making is not for the faint of heart. It ca be hot, messy and…well…messy. Which is to say that each candle must be cleaned by hand once it cools to remove any excess wax. Then the wicks are trimmed and a felt pad is added to the bottom to protect surfaces from any excess heart.
All our candles are made an packaged individually. Each candle is wrapped in tissue and then placed in a custom box with our own, or our customers hand-printed and applied labels. Each box then receives its own unique finishing touch, wether its ribbons and bows, silk cords or something even more unique.