Got a burning question? Be sure to read the warning label information on the bottom of each candle and on the candle care card included with every purchase.

Candle care

How do I get the most scent out of my candle?

Fragrance is subjective, and some fragrances are stronger
than others. If your candle is not releasing a strong fragrance, try a couple’a things:

  • Move your (un)lit candle to another location to avoid drafts from vents or fans.
  • Ensure you have the right sized candle for the right sized space.
    Single wick candles work best in smaller rooms. Double or triple wick
    candles work best in larger rooms.
There's visible oil on my candle. Is that normal?

The soy wax in our candle blend has a low melting point and can “sweat”
excess fragrance oils that it can’t hold. This can be caused by a
variety of reasons like temperature changes when shipping your candle or where you store your candle. This is totally normal and generally won’t show up again after your first burn.

My candle wax cracked. What gives?

Because of our unique coconut + soy blend, our wax expands and contracts when candles are curing. We take all necessary steps to prevent this, but if you do happen to receive a cracked candle, don’t sweat it! Just start to burn it, and the wax will correct itself.

How long will my candle burn for?

Full-sized Sonicglow candles will burn for 40+ hours. Burn times will always vary depending on the placement of your candle or size of your wick. Drafty areas and longer wicks will burn quicker.

You can extend your candle’s lifespan by burning long enough so the wax melts to the edge of the candle. We don’t want to tell you what to do, but if you don’t do this, your candle will begin to tunnel into the wax instead of melting all the way to the edges.

Please see our Candle Care Tips for more info on how to prevent tunneling.

How can I maximize burn time?

Candles have a burn memory, so be sure to burn your candle until the wax melts all the way to the edge of the vessel every time. This will help prevent tunneling and maximize the life of your candle.

What can I do with leftover wax once my candle is done?

It’s a sad day when your favorite candle comes to an end — especially when you’re left with that last little bit of unburnable wax in your vessel. To tie you over until your next candle arrives, freeze your room temperature vessel (not warm from a recent burn) for a few hours and the last bit of wax should pop right out. Dig out the wick remnants, cut your wax into smaller chunks and plop into a wax warmer for another round of your favorite home fragrance.

Ingredients + Process

Where are Sonicglow candles made?

Sonicglow candles are hand poured in sunny San Diego, California.

Are your products eco-friendly?

Great candles shouldn’t come at the expense of the environment. We strive to be as transparent as possible so you can make informed purchases. Our candle wax is a blend of coconut and soy, and our fragrances are vegan, GMO-free and, in most instances, free of phthalates.

Additionally, our packaging initiatives include:

  • Paper labels that are 100% recyclable and made with 100% post-consumer waste
  • Vessel labels made from BioStone, an eco-friendly substrate made from stone, not trees
  • Kraft shipping boxes that are fully recyclable
  • EcoEnclose padded envelopes that are 100% recyclable and made from 20% post-consumer newsprint
  • Candle sleeves + matchboxes are chlorine-free, recyclable, repulpable and made from 30% post-consumer fiber
  • Fully reusable glass vessels

Be sure to check with your local municipality for recycling requirements.

Why do you use coconut + soy wax?

Our coconut + soy wax blend is a natural and renewable material, non-toxic, burns clean with almost no soot and allows for maximum fragrance throw. Through months of testing, we tried 100% soy, but we just weren’t happy with the results.

Do your candles burn clean?

Our candles are clean-burning and non-toxic. We source our fragrances from reputable fragrance houses, which follow strict international safety standards and rigorous testing set by the International Fragrance Association (IFRA). Our scents, which contain both naturally-harvested and safe-synthetic ingredients, are also naturally paraben and phthalate-free.

How strong are the scents?

We spend a lot of time experimenting and tweaking our custom blends in
order to get the strength just right. In general, we prefer scents that
are bold and lively in character. As such, our candles pack the maximum fragrance-to-weight ratio without sacrificing quality.

Do you test on animals?

No way. All of our candles are vegan and cruelty-free.

Orders + Shipping

Do you ship outside the US?

Sorry, not at this time. We hope to be able to expand our shipping options in the future!

My favorite scent is sold out. Will you restock?

Since we’re a small business, we do what we want, when we want. Which is to say, we don’t have a set schedule for restocking any scent. The best way to know what we’ve got cooking is to follow us on Instagram or Facebook @sonicglowcandles or subscribe to our mailing list for updates on restocks, new collections and more goodies.

What / when / where / how do you ship?

Take a peek at our shipping policy. If you still have questions about shipping, hit us up at orders@sonicglow.com.

I'm not a fan of the candle I bought. Can I return or exchange it?

We're bummed to hear that. We want you to be stoked on your Sonicglow candle, so we’ll gladly accept returns or exchanges so long as they meet the conditions of our return policy.