FAQs | Sex Toy Candle Co

Answers to the questions we get all the bloody time:

What gave you the idea?

As much as I would love to tell you a salacious tale involving an orgy, a massive dildo and a Yankee candle, the truth is rather modest.

I was browsing Etsy and kept seeing those torso candles that were all the rage last year. I thought, let's take this one step further... 

I assumed somebody would have done it already but I couldn't find sex toy candles anywhere. So, I ordered a shit tonne of candle making supplies and the rest is history!

Can I use it as a sex toy?

No! As tempting as our candles look, they are not sex toys and are not designed for use as sex toys. We accept no liability for misuse of our products. 

That said, soy wax is perfect for wax play as it doesn't irritate the skin and cools quickly on contact... 

How does shipping work?

If you're in the UK, Standard shipping is FREE. It's handled by our friends at Hermes and takes 2-4 days.

If you're in a rush, we also offer Next Day delivery. That'll cost you though.

How long does shipping take?

Standard shipping takes 2-4 days. For Next Day delivery, the clue's in the name...

Your order will usually be dispatched within 2 working days. Occasionally, it takes slightly longer but we'll keep you up-to-date.

Do you ship internationally?

Uh-huh, honey! We now ship to Europe, USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand! You'll find prices and expected delivery times here.

Unfortunately, international shipping is pretty pricey. We're sorry about that. We don't charge any extra, that's just how much it costs.

Will my postman know I'm a filthy animal?

No, your secret's safe with us. With our parcels, the fun's on the inside. There's no Sex Toy Candle Co branding on the outside of the box.

What are your candles made of?

Our candles are made of high grade pillar blend soy wax. We’ve written an entire blog about why we chose soy wax. If you can’t be arsed to read it, here’s the short story:

Unlike paraffin wax, our wax is 100% natural, vegan, biodegradable and derived from renewable sources. It’s made up almost entirely of soy wax plus a few other vegetable waxes to ensure a boutique quality candle that burns beautifully.

What is the wick made of?

Our wicks are made of paper and cotton. Many candle wicks contain plastic. Personally, we like our wicks just like we like our friends - non toxic.

What about the wick sustainer?

Some of our candles have a wick sustainer at the base of the candle. This is made of metal. Chuck it in the recycling once you’ve burned your candle.

Are you on Instagram?

We're ALWAYS on Instagram. Give us a cheeky follow, you’ll make our day! @sextoycandleco

Are your candles vegan?

They sure are! Unlike beeswax, for example, the soy wax we use is vegan friendly. It hasn’t been tested on animals either. God save the beagles!

Can I burn my candle?

Of course! Our candles are made of soy wax and they burn beautifully. However, natural wax will drip so pop it on something fire resistant like a ceramic dish or glass coaster.

There's a little candle safety card included in every order. In brief, please never leave your candle unattended, make sure it's out of reach of pets and sprogs and burn it on a non-flammable surface. It's not rocket science.

Why are your candles unscented?

Candle companies like to keep this quiet but most of the fragrances used in candles are pretty bad for your health. Plus, scented candles can actually be toxic for pets. It's just not worth the risk really, is it?

Where are you based?

We’re based just outside Guildford (a pretty market town in the South East).

Do you accept returns?

If you ask very nicely. More deets here.

Why do all your colours have such pretentious names?

Chances are, I'll never own a lipstick or nail polish brand so I thought I'd go wild while I've got the chance. Am I sorry? Not at all. 

What is the meaning of life?

As yet unsure. But it’s got to involve candles, bubble baths and AAA batteries. Right?

Would you like to join my MLM?

No. Diet pills, mineral makeup or anything else, we’re NOT interested. Please leave us alone.