Here's a little more about these hand-poured candles, as said by their creator, Jess...
Atcraft shows, people who don’t know me generally think my name is Margie, but it is not. Hello, my name is Jess Duff, and Milton and Margie are my cats. Milton and Margie’s Soy Wax Candles was born in a small apartment in Minneapolis in the mid 2000s. I set out to make soy wax candles in a few reused containers I had lying around the house, and candle-making turned into an obsession. I was a consumer and admirer of the handmade crafting movement, and I hoped these candles would be a ticket in. Now based in Chicago, I continue to churn out candles and sell them online, in a few shops, and at craft shows in the Chicago area.
I scour thrift stores for unique jars and glassware, ranging retro mugs to vintage punch glasses to antique beer steins. If I eat tomato sauce or pesto, jelly, hot fudge, or anything else that comes in a jar or can, I promptly turn those boring old things into delightful smelling candles. To further transform my craft room into a hoarder zone, I have convinced a host of friends, family, and co-workers to save their jars for me as well.
So what's the difference between these and other candles? Glad you asked. Soy wax is nontoxic and burns clean with no petrol-carbon soot, which can blacken walls, ceilings, and furniture. Soybeans are a renewable source, so buying soy wax candles is better for the environment! Soy candles also burn for approximately 10 hours per ounce and have a powerful scent-throw. Also, soy wax washes out easily with soap and hot water, so when you are done burning your candle, you can reuse the glass.
These candles make great gifts (I hate to mention it, but Christmas is coming), but are also perfect for you to pick up for your home as well. Currently at Retrofit Culture, we have the following scents: