frequently asked questions about Urban Wick Candle Bar custom candle experience

Below is a list of commonly asked questions about Urban Wick Candle Bar.  If you do not see what you are looking for just shoot us an email at info@urbanwickcandlebar.com or give us a call at (248) 977-8432.  We’re here for you! 

How much does it cost to make something? 

Pricing varies depending on the product and/or vessel chosen for your pour. Our candle vessels come in various styles and range in size from 6oz - 20oz. Candles are priced at $38 and up. If you have any questions about pricing on specific vessels or products, please call our store at (248) 977-8432 and we'd be happy to help.

What are your candles made of?

We use natural soy wax, premium fragrance oils, and cotton wicks.  This combo gives the cleanest burn without putting harmful chemicals in the air.  Although, even with the cleanest burning materials a little soot can't be avoided.

How long does it take for my candle to be ready?

From choosing your scents to blending your oils, to the final candle pour you can plan on 45 - 60 minutes. After the pour, the candle needs time to set. It will be ready for pick up in 90 - 120 minutes depending on the size of the candle jar you've chosen.

Can I make the scent stronger?  Will it be stronger when I burn it?

Unfortunately, no we can't make the scent stronger. There is a bit of science that goes into this. Adding more fragrance oil compromises the integrity of the wax and how well the candle burns. Our candles may not have a strong scent when they are not lit (cold throw), they throw the most scent when they are burning (hot throw), which is exactly what we want.  Allowing your candle to cure for two weeks before lighting will give off the best scent throw.  If you can't wait, no worries it will still smell great!

Can I bring my own container?

We’re sorry, no. We cannot confirm the safety of the container or how well it handles heat, we do not want to take any risks when it comes to your safety.

I've enjoyed my candle to the last ounce of wax.  Can I bring it back and reuse it?

The majority of our vessels cannot be reused. However, some of our premium novelty vessels can be reused! 

My candle is creating soot. Is this normal?

Yes, a little soot is pretty common with burning anything.  However, if you notice a lot or see smoke please remember the following candle care:

  • Trim your wick to 1/4" BEFORE each lighting
  • Keep your candle away from drafts.  Drafts and ceiling fans will make your candle burn faster and create more smoke.
  • Burn your candle for 3 hours at a time, 4-hour max.  Longer burn times will make your candle burn hotter and faster.
  • To avoid the risk of your vessel shattering, stop burning your candle when there is 1/4" inch of wax remaining.

I love candles but I'm not allowed to have candles where I live or work.  Do you have any other options?

We sure do!  In addition to candles, we offer, reed diffusers, room sprays and wax melts.  

Do I need to make a reservation to come in?

Reservations are strongly encouraged for groups of ALL sizes.  We will do our best to accommodate walk-ins on a first com first serve basis. However, there may be a wait depending on the day and time. The largest group we can accommodate on Friday, Saturday or Sunday is eight (8).

Why make a reservation?

Reservations allow us to make sure we are well staffed to ensure your group gets the attention they deserve. Reservations can be made online. 

Can I have a birthday celebration or other event here?

Yes, we love celebrations!  Please give us a call at (248) 977-8432 so we can go over all the details of your event to make it a fun filled experience.