Frequently Asked Questions

How do you make maple syrup? Do you add anything to it?

Making maple syrup is the same as it has been for generations with a few added modern technologies.  We do not add anything to it!  To get more details on the whole process, please click HERE.

What are your candles made of?

  • All of our candles are made from USA grown and made soy wax that is a sustainable resource.
  • Our wicks are all cotton
  • Our glass is all USA made and reusable and recyclable.
  • Our fragrance oils are phthalate-free, paraben-free and never tested on animals and are made from a combination of essential oils and cosmetic grade fragrance.⁠

We spend a TON of time developing our fragrances. We want it to be part of the room, but not overwhelm it. The scent you experience when you smell the candle when you open it has to match what you experience when you burn it. Our fragrances tend toward natural elements and we avoid what we call “headache” scents.⁠

What are the best safety tips for burning candles?

o maximize the quality, longevity and safety of your candle, we recommend the following to care for your candle:

Safety First – follow these steps for candle safety

  • Always burn your candle within site, away from children and away from anything that can catch fire, avoid drafty areas.
  • Always trim your wick to 1/4″ each time before lighting it – and we really mean each time!  This prevents the wick from burning with a larger flame which can cause smoke or soot on the glass.
  • Never leave the cut wick or any debris in your candle – this will allow your wax to be free of debris
  • Always burn on a suitable surface and protect the surface under your candle
  • Stop burning your candle when only 1/2″ of wax remains.  If you choose to continue to burn a low wax candle the heat will transfer to the glass instead of the wax which can cause issue.
  • Don’t burn your candle for more than four hours at a time.

To get the most enjoyment from your candle

  • The first time you burn your candle, burn it long enough for the melted wax to reach all the way to the edge of your jar.  Not doing so, could create a “tunnel” which makes it difficult to stay lit in the future.

What is the color of your original Sugarhouse / She Shed that I have seen on social media? Do you have design plans for it?

Our original sugarhouse is painted with Benjamin Moore opaque stain and the color is HC77 Alexandria Beige.  We do not have plans for it.  My husband and a friend built it as a sugarhouse and figured it out as they went along.

What color is your house painted? The shutters, the door?

Our house is actually not painted.  It is vinyl siding installed in 2000 when we built it.  The door is just black exterior paint and the shutters are also vinyl in a charcoal gray – which have now been changed to a true black.