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How does the mystery box work?
Jade: Hi Robin!
I’m glad you asked. I’m so excited about the Mystery Box and you should be too!
Jackpot has a lot of great ideas, but this is next level. If you love candles so much that you have a hard time choosing a new scent, then the mystery box is perfect for you.
First things first. What is it?
The Surprise Mystery Box of 3 Candles is a Jackpot gift set that you are going to love to give so much that you might want to gift one to yourself too. This box set 3-pack includes 3 glass jar natural soy wax candles, each with a ring inside worth $15 - $5,000.
When you order the Surprise Mystery Box of 3 Candles, you’ll get three surprise scent candles that could include any three of our current glass jar candles scents. This can be any combination of three different style candles, including:
No matter what you get, you’ll know that all three of your candles are handmade with care and include stylish jewelry that you’ll love. There’s also triple the fun when it comes to jewelry surprises. This box is the perfect gift for anyone in your life that loves surprises because it’s a box full of them!
Thanks for your questions, Robin, and I hope you love your Mystery Box!
P.S. - Here's the quick link to it for everyone else who wants to check it out - click here
Is candle soot harmful?
Jade: Hey Kara,
This is a question that a lot of people ask so I’m glad to get a change to answer it. One of the biggest myths about scented candles is that they might be toxic or harmful to burn around the house. The fact is that’s just not true!
When you light your candle and the wax becomes fuel, the process of combustion takes place. That means that oxygen reacts to the waxas it’s being burned and produces soot. This kind of soot is different from the kinds caused by burning petroleum fuels or lighting a paraffin wax candle, which is a byproduct of petroleum.
When you use all natural ingredients to create your candle like Jackpot does, the minimal amount of soot created is not harmful unless you literally stand over it to breathe the smoke directly into your lungs. So, let me be clear: DON’T stand directly over your candle and breathe in the smoke.
That said, don’t worry if you accidentally breathe a little in by accident. Since Jackpot uses 100% natural soy wax, the amount of soot produced by your candle is minimal. That means that you –
never burn your candle for more than four hours,
trim the wick to about ¼” before you burn, and
let the top of the candle melt completely during the first burn.
Another way to cut down on soot is to clear all wick debris out of the candle before you burn. So, remember: a little bit of soot is ok, but candle care is important!
Thanks Kara! Enjoy your candle!
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