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As a trusted and well established e-commerce company we work hard to help you feel confident about ordering online with us. Please note that all orders must be placed online, we do not have a retail shop. We do have a showroom in Auckland which is open to the public where you can smell our huge range of fragrances and check out our jars and other products however you cannot purchase directly from the showroom. You can find more information about our showroom hours below.
Please take a little time to browse these FAQ’s and our product pages as the chances are very high that your question (and the answer) is already listed here…
Making and Receiving an Order
Last Orders For Xmas Delivery
The cut off date for receiving orders if you wish to receive them before Christmas is below:
Friday 15th December @10am – SOUTH ISLAND METRO
Monday 18th December @10am – NORTH ISLAND METRO
For Rural areas please allow at least an extra 2 days on top of these dates. Any orders placed after this date will still be dispatched up until the 21st of December, however due to courier delivery times, it cannot be guaranteed these will arrive before Christmas.
How do I place an order?
We’re an online business and all orders are placed through our website. We can’t process orders over the phone or by email.
How long will my order take to arrive?
Normal delivery lead times are as follows (excludes peak demand times):
For Auckland and Waikato allow 1 – 2 days working days
All other North Island locations 2 – 3 days working days
South Island deliveries are road based, please allow 3 – 4 working days
Rural deliveries take an additional 1 – 2 working days approx from rural delivery drop off point (this may vary by location)
IMPORTANT: Public holidays, weekends, weather events, pandemics, and peak season demand may result in extended delivery times.
During peak season (September to December) please allow additonal time and pay attention to our newsletters and service delivery alerts for the most up to date information.
If you are paying by internet banking your order will not be dispatched until the funds have shown in our account. Deposits made overnight or during weekends or public holidays may take longer to clear which will in turn delay the dispatching of your order.
I need my order urgently, what can I do?
We run a pick queue system and the quickest way to get your order moving is to join the queue. During peak times (September to December) we can’t bump you up the queue but during off-peak you can select ‘RUSH MY ORDER’ (fee applies), to have your order priority picked for urgent dispatch.
I forgot to add something to my order, what should I do?
The best thing to do is place another order, right away, and mark it for ‘Combined Shipping’ ($2.95 fee), if the option is available in the checkout.
First check that your previous order has not already been dispatched then put a note on your new order stating the order number you want to combine with. You can check the status of your previous order on your account page, if it has not been assigned a tracking link then it has not been picked and packed yet.
Note that at peak times we may not be able to combine orders (usually from September – December).
I chose pick up but I changed my mind – what can I do?
If you were planning on collecting but you can no longer make it in we can dispatch your order for our standard non-rural Auckland rate of $7.95. Click here to pay for shipping
I processed an order but I haven’t received an email confirmation or tracking link?
The emails are possibly hiding in your junk folder, or your email address has been entered incorrectly. You can always check the status of your order by going to “My Account” on our website; if your order has been dispatched there will be a tracking link for you to follow. If you have not received a confirmation of your order being dispatched within 48 hours (during off-peak) or within 5 days (peak season) please raise a ticket using the enquiry form below and be sure to quote your order number.
Showroom Hours and Information
Christmas 2023 Hours
Christmas Closure: Thursday 21st December 2023 at 3:30pm
Re-opening: Monday 8th January 2024 at 7:30am
Our showroom is open 7:30am – 3:30pm weekdays, where you can indulge your senses and smell our entire range of fragrances. You can also see samples of our glassware, lids, and most other products. Please be aware that our showroom is not a retail shop, we do not pick and pack orders directly.
By cutting out the cost of a retail store, re-seller margins and high administration costs, we can keep prices down. We work hard to bring you an outstanding online experience, from in-depth information on our website to enable you to make an informed purchase, right through to leading “back-end” systems that ensure speedy delivery of your goods.
Can I pick up my order?
Yes you can collect your order from our showroom in Rosedale on weekdays between 7:30am and 3:30pm. Our address is 34B William Pickering Drive, Rosedale.
You will receive a confirmation “ready to collect” email when it is time to come and collect your order. Please do not waste a trip to the warehouse without your “ready to collect” email. Even if you happen to be in the area we cannot bump you up the queue. The pick queue time applies to all orders. Please do not ask for any products to be added to your order upon collection. If you have forgotten something you will have to place another order online and wait until it is ready.
When you come in you’ll find your order waiting for you on our pickup shelf, please be sure to sign for it.
Refunds & Returns Policy, Pricing, Payments
Can I get a refund?
1. If you have received a damaged or incorrect item, we will refund or replace the item as quickly as possible with no cost to you. Please send a photo and details of the item within 7 days to our email address firstname.lastname@example.org
2. If you chose the wrong item, made a mistake, or simply don’t like your item we may (on a case by case basis) offer a store coupon to the value purchased, less a 20% restocking fee and shipping, providing that the goods are returned to us in original condition (you will need to pay the cost of return). Please contact us within 7 days of receiving your goods to discuss.
Please note that we do cannot accept returns for wax or fragrance or any other natural plant based or liquid products. Please order carefully and if in doubt, start with a small sample size.
What forms of payment do you accept?
All orders (including those placed here in our sample room) are processed via our website and we accept credit card, debit card (Visa or Mastercard), Paypal and internet banking as forms of online payment. Note that all orders must be paid for prior to receiving your goods.
Can I open a credit account?
No sorry, all orders must be paid for in advance prior to releasing your goods, we do not offer monthly accounts or invoicing sorry. It’s one way we can help keep our prices as low as possible.
Do you store my Credit Card details?
No, never. We never actually see your credit card details as all payments are processed by a 3rd party via a highly secure and encrypted connection.
What is your bank account number?
Our Bank details are: ANZ 06 0294 0163621 01
Be sure to use your order number as the reference!
Can I get a further wholesale discount?
Our wholesale pricing is open to everyone and the prices are all listed on our website, the price comes down as the quantity you buy goes up. For example, you will notice that a kilo of soy wax sells for around $16.50 in a single 1kg pack but you can buy a full carton of wax and pay around $11.40 per kg. All of our products are priced accordingly. If you get to the stage where you require pallet loads of product at a time (that’s 1,000kg of wax or 1,200 jars at a time, then we may be able to offer a slight discount).
Product Related Questions
I haven’t made candles before, where do I start?
The best way to start out making scented soy candles is to purchase a Candle Making Kit.
We also run Candle Making Classes (currently only here at Candle Creations in Auckland about once a month, book a spot now!).
Or check out our helpful Knowledge Section which includes instructions, our wick guide and how to calculate your ingredients.
A product I would like is out of stock, when can I order it?
We have an ETA Updates page for all of our incoming shipment dates. You can also add your email address into the notification bar on the products listing to receive an email when more stock is available. Orders can only be placed once the shipment arrives.
My candles don’t look right, help!
Over the years we’ve learnt that there are four common “problems” that can occur when making soy candles. Most of the time these problems are purely aesthetic and stem from the fact that we are using natural products which puts us at the mercy of, well, mother nature…she will do what she does. In the majority of cases all of problems you may experience can be remedied or at least reduced by managing just one thing; temperature.
How much fragrance do I use in a candle?
While the typical amount is about 6 to 8%, some candles can have as much as 12%. The amount you will use depends on the maximum fragrance load percentage of your wax as well as your personal preference. Keep in mind, adding too much fragrance can cause your candle to not burn properly, smoke, or even self-extinguish by clogging the wick. Make sure you are consistent and measure or weigh every single time. Eyeballing is never a good idea! Visit our Candle Making Tutorials from our Knowledge page If you are new to candle making
How do I choose the right wick?
We always recommend purchasing one of our Wick Sampler Packs to ensure you find the appropriate wick for your project. While we do our best to provide the most accurate recommendations through our Wick Selection Guide, only testing multiple options will assure finding the wick that is best suited to your specific candle recipe.
Why does my wick keep going out?
There are many reasons why a wick will not stay lit. The most common reasons a wick may self-extinguish include:
– The wick is not thick enough for the diameter of the candle (causing tunneling). When a wick is not thick enough there will not be sufficient capillary action to sustain a proper burn – Solution: Increase the width of the wick.
– A wick can clog when too many additives for that size of wick are present. This can cause a natural clogging of the capillary flow needed to sustain a proper burn – Solution: Use a thicker wick or decrease the percentage of your additives.
– The wick is too far above the surface of the wax when the candle is initially lit – Solution: Make sure the wick is trimmed to be no longer than 1cm above the wax. This is counterintuitive, as we think a longer wick will make a larger flame, but it will not. The longer the wick, the harder it is for the wax to flow up to the top.
How do I know the burn time for each jar?
The burn time varies depending on many factors with your recipe. The best way to find out this out is.. you guessed it! To make your own trial candle and test the burn time with your own ingredients.
How do I find further information and accessory options for this product?
Simply by scrolling down on the product’s listing you will find detailed information with measurements and links that take you to suitable lids, boxes and even which wick we recommend. All products are all sold separately for you as there are so many options to choose from!
Do you send samples?
We have a sample room at our warehouse in Albany so you’re able to view our products – or if you’re out of Auckland then we sell our products in singles. Unfortunately we don’t give away free samples.
What is the difference between all of your soy waxes that you have available?
We specialize in Container, Melts, and Pillar candles. Each wax has various uses.This is noted in the description on each product’s listing.
Couldn’t find your answer?
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