Here you’ll find the answers to questions we’ve actually received and ones we anticipate

 

 

My soy candle is not as pretty as the ones I buy from that big company who’s name starts with a Y.

Nature has a fickle temperament and never produces the exact same results every time.  Soy is no different and although our wax manufacturer uses the same processes, each batch of soy can be slightly different, based on the climate it was raised, environmental factors at the time, etc. This explains why you might buy the same candle months apart and they look slightly different from each other. 

At times, especially with our glass containers, you might notice the candle has seemed to pull away from the sides.  This is completely normal with soy and it can happen based on the candle’s mood that day with humidity, warm and cold weather playing a factor.

Different fragrance oils can also have an impact on soy wax’s appearance.  For example, our Grape Pop fragrance, which is my Hub’s absolute favorite, turns the wax a yellow-ish tint, which sometimes darkens after repeated burns.  So while it may not win any beauty contests, the amazing throw the Grape Pop fragrance gives, makes up for its appearance.

You can help your soy candle look its best by trimming down the wick before each burn (1/4 inch is a good number to remember).  A high wick causes a large flame which will turn the container (and sometimes your walls) sooty black.  The first time you burn your candle allow the wax to “pool” completely across the surface to create a memory for future burns. Also, burn your candle for no more than 3 hours each time.

So, although your soy candle may not be all gussied up like the paraffin ones you buy from the big guys, it’s a trade-off for cleaner, longer burning candles.  We like to think of soy candles as perfectly imperfect.

You can read more about proper soy candle care here.

 

 

I bought a fragrance and it’s become my favorite!  Is it possible to request a different size/jar/tin, etc.?

We’re glad you found a favorite and the answer to your question will usually be a yes. At times, our fragrance stock may be limited if we are a trialing a new scent or discontinuing a fragrance.  But, if you prefer your favorite to be in a different form ( you bought a wax melt but want a large jar), just send us a message and we’ll respond quickly and if possible, add your requested product to the site.

Most of our candle fragrances can be used for the body, so we usually can make you a perfume oil/solid and will let you know if the fragrance is body-safe or not.

 

 

Could I have a reaction to your fragrances?

Many people use candles/wax melts with no adverse effects. However, it is always possible that sensitive individuals may react to fragrances. If you have a known allergy, it would be best to avoid certain candles/wax melts, especially those labeled as STRONG on our site. Always remember to use candles/wax melts (in any strength) in a well-ventilated area.

 

 

Are your products organic?

Our clothing, no.  For our skin care line, the answer isn’t a simple one.  We source ingredients from reputable companies and while many of the ingredients we use ARE organic, not all of them are.  It would be dishonest to label the final product organic, when every ingredient isn’t.

We use natural ingredients first and only whenever possible, but in the cosmetic chemistry world, there are sometimes no natural substitutions that give the slip, hold, and texture we are striving for.  When they make a bacon essential oil, I promise I’ll be the first company to snatch some up for our products.

 

 

I have an idea for a scent/flavor for your perfume oils/lip balms.  Do you take requests?

You bet your sweet ass I do.  Now that I’ve reached Grandma-status, this brain is a bit tired (probably doesn’t help that I stay up ’til 4 a.m. blending and sniffing scents) and I would love to entertain your ideas.  You are welcome to use the contact form on the site or email me at: hello@thecheekyunicorn.com.

If your idea is used, I’ll let you know and send you a full-size sample to try out and give you credit on the website.  This also gives you bragging rights when your friends and family ask about that fabulous scent you’re wearing/burning.

 

 

Is there actual weed in your Hippy Hemp Salve or 420 lip balm?

Um, that would be frickin’ amazing, but unfortunately my mama, the real Mable Lee, would have a conniption fit if I sent out a product with the devil’s lettuce in it.  The FDA also wouldn’t be too thrilled with me.

There is however kick-ass cannabis oil (of the hemp kind), which is steam-distilled in Italy, all up in that amazing salve.  And yes, Mable Lee really does use it (she has really painful knees) and loves it.  100% Jesus-approved.

 

 

Is all the cussing, bitch, and fart talk really necessary?

Mable Lee has been asking me this for about 43 years (most recently on 1.6.18).  I’m almost 46 now, but I’ve had a potty mouth since about  age 2.  It is TOTALLY necessary and I encourage you to try it.  It will help you get through your day a little better if you brighten up a sentence with a colorful word or two.  Trust me.

 

 

Are you a witch doctor?

No Ashley, I’m not.  I am known however, for supplying friends and family with a shit-ton of essential oil blends, Fire Tonic, salves, and soaps for a variety of ailments.  I like to consider myself a modern-day Grandma with a hippy soul.

 

 

I’m coming to the Chicago area; any food recommendations?

In no particular order, here are the places where I love to consume mass quantities:

 

Perkolator Coffee

Lou Malnati’s

Blossom Cafe

Royal Sushi

Umami Sushi

Tava Indian

Pueblo Nuevo

Yolk

Molly’s Cupcakes

Firecakes Donuts

Chez Delisay’s

Palermo Bakery

DogHaus

 

 

My lip balm did NOT taste like bourbon!

Whoa, Nellie! Don’t get yourself all up in a tizzy.  Lip balms technically should NOT taste like the flavor they’re named after.  And if it does, that means it was sweetened in some sort of way.  Since I don’t want to be responsible for someone slipping into a diabetic coma, I leave the sweeteners out of our lip balms.  Although I may reference “taste” in a product description, it is merely an awesome smell.

So as long as your sniffer is happy with the “flavor” oil we’ve added and your lips are soft as a baby’s bottom, I hope you and I are good.