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  • What You Won't Find in Lys Creations NZ Candles

    Many of the paraffin candles you can buy at stores contain toxic chemicals. When burned, they emit benzene and toluene, both known carcinogens. In fact, the petrol-soot released from paraffin candles is the same as those found in diesel fuel fumes and can be as dangerous at second-hand smoke. Some candle wicks are a source of toxins in scented candles. Candle wicks are supposed to be made of cotton or paper, but lead-core wicks can still be found, especially in products manufactured in China or Taiwan. You don’t even need to light the candle to be exposed to chemicals, simple evaporation from an uncovered candle can release pollutants into the air and touching a candle can cause absorption of chemicals through the skin.
  • Benefits Of Using Fragranced Candles

    You can make your home smell better by choosing a fragranced candle. The scent of a candle can help make you feel better. Fragrances can reduce stress, boost mood and improve sleep. They can also help improve your overall health. The thought of a pleasant scent may be enough to make you a little more cheerful.
  • Why do I use Coconut and or Soy Wax for our candles?

    I love candles. I mean, who doesn't? They're a great way to bring some light into your home, whether you're trying to relax or just looking for a little ambiance.

    But candles can be bad for the environment and your health. Paraffin wax is made from petroleum oil, which is not only bad for the environment but also can cause respiratory problems if you burn it in your home. So when I started making my own candles, I knew I had to find a better alternative.

    That's when I discovered coconut and soy waxes! These are both 100% natural waxes derived from plants (coconut) or beans (soy), so they don't cause any of the environmental or health issues that paraffin does. And because they're more ecofriendly than paraffin wax, they're also better for YOU—you don't have to worry about breathing in chemicals or toxins while you enjoy your candlelight!
  • Breathe Easy: Reducing Toxins and our Footprint with Natural Clean Candles.

    Choose to use natural candles from Lys Creations NZ. We only use 100% CocoSoy Wax as it is naturally non-toxic, environmentally friendly and contributes towards reducing our footprint. Plus it burns brighter and longer than the paraffin based candles.
  • What do I do when I am not creating your amazing candle? I test, test and re-test.

    Lys Creations NZ 100% Natural candles do not just happen. 

    There is a lot that goes on in the background before you receive your perfect candle.

    There are three main things I do and test: I test new fragrances, I re-test fragrances with new batches of wax, I re-test everything in any new containers.

  • The end or the beginning of a new life? Reuse, Reduce, Recycle

    You have just got to the last few centimetres of your favourite Lys Creations NZ Candle and whilst purchasing a new one is only a few steps away, w...
  • Looking for your perfect Candle Fragrance with Lys Creations NZ

    Lys Creations NZ loves helping Clients create their special unique Bespoke Candle Fragrance. With our custom made 100% Natural hand crafted candles...
  • What goes into creating a perfect Lys Creations NZ 100% Natural Hand-crafted Candle?

    Lys Creations NZ is committed to providing the best quality products for our customers. We source only premium materials and use high quality fragrance oils and wicks. Our candles are made by hand in small batches to ensure the highest quality possible. We take great pride in the quality of our products and are confident you will love them. 100% Natural Hand-crafted in New Zealand.
  • The benefits of using natural candles…

    Natural candles are the perfect way to create a cosy, relaxing environment in your home. The warm golden glow, the soft flickering ambience, the delicious aromas—they all help to set the mood. A great benefit of using natural candles is that they smell better than artificial ones, and are much safer to use as well.  Lys Creations NZ 100% Natural Handcrafted Candles are individually created for you in New Zealand.
  • Refills - Refilling Empty Containers

    Scented candles are amazing, they smell incredible and nothing comes close to your favourite fragrance in your favourite candle container.

    Refills - Why we do refills of empty candle containers...

    Sustainability is the easy reason. Recycling, up-cycling, repurposing are just a few of many synonyms that help to explain why we choose to do Candle Container Refills.

  • Keeping on top of things

    In this day and age, having children to take care of and having a career is the norm for most parents, and it seems some Super Mums stay on top of...
  • How long will my candle last? Why has my candle not lasted as long as advised?

    There are many reasons for why a candle may burn slower or quicker than advised on the purchase page or packaging.

    Candle Care is first and foremost.  Making sure your candle gets off to the right start from the first light.

    Candle variables make a difference.  The variables involved in candle making will make a difference in the burn times for candle products.

    Other factors in the environment also affect your candle’s burn time, including: air movement, amount of oxygen, and room temperature will also affect it.