FAQs

How did you come up with the name Hyggelight?


Thanks for asking! We came up with Hyggelight after the Danish word “hyggeligt” (hygge•like) indicating coziness with feelings of wellbeing or contentment. Since we were making candles we simply added the “h” to form Hyggelight and there you have it! Wellbeing, contentment and coziness in zero-waste packaging that takes care of you and the planet.


What does “hygge” mean?


Great question! Hygge (pronounced hoo-gah) refers to creating a feeling of being comfortable + empowered by your surroundings. We hope our Growing Candles contribute to your space and wellbeing while taking care of the planet too. It’s a win-win!


Are you part of a franchise?


Heck no! We are a small business with big ideas changing the world and protecting the environment with zero-waste packaging and a mission to stay socially and environmentally-conscious. Let us know how we are doing? Love letters, fanmail or suggestions addressed to: hello@thegrowingcandle.com


GROWING CANDLES + HYGGE POTS


Do you make your pots?


Our pots are selected by a distributor that collects from all over the world! Since we’re avid travelers, this really spoke to our family + business. Best of all, they’re each handmade.

 

Do the container have drainage holes at the bottom?

No,  they do not. That would be one messy candle ;) We have found throughout our gardening experience (for several years, because we love it) these little containers produce cute mini-wildflowers that do not require drainage as long as they are not over-watered. 

Because these flowers start from seeds, they will take a few months to bloom.

It really is such a fun + exciting process!

Once you feel the flowers are getting too large for their containers simply re-pot them, or plant them outside when the weather is warmer. Our wildflowers are perennials and often come back in the following spring. 

As always, let us know if you have any questions!

 

Where do the names come from for the hygge pots?


Ah, what’s in a name? Well, first we picked names that just sounded cool. Someone you’d want to have hanging out in your living room or out on the patio… Others we chose deliberately, like Edith- named after co-founder Cyndi’s vovo’ (grandma in Brazil), and Adelyn- named after our daughter. 


GROWING CANDLES + FRAGRANCES

What are your candles made out of?

All our fragrances are made with essential oils + premium fragrance oils. They are free of harmful parabens and phylates as well as vegan and cruelty-free!


What is your best-selling fragrance?


Sandalwood + Vanilla… hands down! Insider tip: Cyndi (co-founder) likes the Apple + Cinnamon and  Rosemary fragrances while Chris’s (co-founder) favorites are Cedarwood and Ginger + Lime. Pick the one that speaks to you and happy shopping! 


What if someone doesn’t care for the fragrance they received? (Including me?)


We’re all different, and that’s what makes the world go round! If you would like a different fragrance simply email your order number and new preference to myorder@thegrowingcandle.com . We’ve got you! Stay hygge-inspired, a new candle is on its way. 



Who makes the candles?

Hyggelight has an awesome team of studio assistants that mix and hand pour each fragrance to order. Our 100% soywax Growing Candles are completely beeswax free, vegan and zero-waste. Once the candle burns down to the wick, wipe it out with some soap and warm water to prep your pot for your wildflowers!


How long do the candles burn?

It depends on the Growing Candle :). Our longest burning is Oliver = 95-100 hours. Norah = 75 hours; Emma = 65 hours Edith & Astrid burn 45-50 hours. Ida & Willow both burn at about 55 hours. 


How do I prevent my candle from pillaring?

Candle care guide: The first time you burn your Growing Candle, make sure the whole top of it is melted. Let your candle melt one hour for every inch in diameter. Trim the wick to ¼” before re-lighting. Proper candle care ensures a completely “hygge” experience!



GROWING CANDLES + FLOWERS


Does it come with soil or do I need to provide it?

Great idea! We are currently testing the best soil pods to send with your Growing Candles. Stay tuned!


What kind of flowers are in the seed paper labels?

Seed Variations Include: Candytuft, Corn Poppy, Five Spot, Catchfly, English Daisy, Baby Blue Eyes, Siberian Wallflower, Scarlet Flax, Zinnia, Sweet William Pinks, Gloriosa Daisy, Spurred Snapdragon, and Black-Eyed Susan. Thumb isn’t green? These wildflower blends have a 70% germination rate. Here’s some tips to Keep You Growin’. 

What are the dimensions of the watercolor prints included in the packaging?

In case you'd like to frame these beautiful paintings, the dimensions are 4.75" x 4.75". Psst.... they also have instructions for growing your seed paper labels on the back ;). 

 

Where can I find pictures of the wildflowers?

Go to our Instagram account Story Highlight titled Plant Babies for some awesome preview pictures of our wildflowers in bloom! Our IG handle is:  @thegrowingcandle. Don’t forget to tag us with your Hyggelight wildflower photos too. :)

 

Can I order extra seed paper labels if I need them?

Short answer, yes! Short form here. Be sure to check out our helpful tips guide from our Hyggelight Journal. We Be-Leaf in You!

 

Are the wildflower seeds in the label toxic to animals?

The bad news: yes, some of the wildflowers seeds in the blend are unsafe for animals. The good news: all of the wildflowers are perennials and can be planted outdoors in the spring!

 

How long should I soak my seed paper label?

  • SOAK your entire seed paper label in water overnight
  • PLANT pieces in soil, covering with about 1/8 inch.
  • CARE for your seeds, watering 2-3 times a day.


Make sure you're placing your Growing Candle in sunlight or under a grow light! And give them a drink a couple times throughout the day - a small squirt bottle works out well. Thanks for staying Forever Hygge Inspired + Planet Obsessed.

 

How much of the label has seeds in it?

The WHOLE thing!! 

 

Growing Candles as Gifts

 

Is the price included in the package slip?

It is not! We will however include your personalized message should you add one during checkout. :)

 

Can I purchase a gift card instead?

Absolutely! Head over to our Gift Card Shop and thank you for your purchase.

 

Shipping + Receiving

 

What is your policy on returns and exchanges?

Exchanges are hassle-free, because we believe in keeping it “hygge”. Therefore, NO RETURNS NECESSARY TO RECEIVE A NEW GROWING CANDLE as a replacement for the one you received. Please email MyOrder@thegrowingcandle.com with your request for a new fragrance and we will make it right for your space and time. You are our priority and we appreciate your business! #hyggelifestyle #customercare 

 

How long does it take to reach the shipping address?

All orders in stock go out within 1-2 days of order. Standard shipping takes about 2-5 days via UPS, depending on your proximity to Toledo, OH. Orders of $75 and over qualify for free shipping. 

 

How do I track my order?

You will receive emails confirming your order as well as an alert when it is shipped from our studio. Your tracking is included. Hyggelight is not responsible for any lost or stolen packages.

 

Do you ship internationally?

Thank you for asking! Due to the various additional shipping fees tagged on to your orders, Hyggelight currently operates solely within the United States. Any updates will be posted here. 

 

What do I do if my package is marked as “delivered” but I did not receive it?

This can happen sometimes. Packages are often marked as 'Delivered' before they arrive. If that's the case, it will normally turn up by the next day. If you still don't see it, please contact the carrier.

Once we hand pour your Growing Candles and package them with care in our zero-waste materials, your candles are literally in the hands of our trusted carriers, USPS or UPS

 

How do I create wholesale orders?

We are excited to be using Faire.com as our primary wholesale platform :)

 Thank you for your business! Forever Hygge Inspired + Planet Obsessed

 

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CONTACT US: 

  • Hyggelight Team: hello@thegrowingcandle.com  

  • Customer Service: myorder@thegrowingcandle.com

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BEHIND THE SCENES:

Creative Writer: Ashley Hill ashleyhill419@gmail.com 

Artist + Photographer: Kaila Jackson @bluegreenpatina 

Graphic Designer: Lisa Quine @lisa_quine

Logo Design: Haley Mortensen @hmortensenart


INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

Hyggelight® and The Growing Candle® are protected trademarks of Hyggelight LLC.

The Growing Candle has a pending US patent application.


We Believe...

There is no such thing as a ‘black thumb’, and taking care of our planet should be a part of life, not a hobby. Our goal is to use our hygge-like values to inspire people to slow down, be present, and be an active participant in their world. 

Forever Hygge Inspired + Planet Obsessed!