Simply Vela Dough Bowl Candles

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Simply Vela Candle Co. owner & founder Noell Garza, is always researching new candle ideas and trends in the industry and when she came across these little beauties', she knew she had to learn more. In honor of launching the all new Simply Vela Dough Bowls this week, she wanted to share what she learned and provide some information around these gorgeous new candles. 

What is a Dough Bowl?

A dough bowl is made of wood and provided a snug, warm place in which bread could rise prior to baking in colonial America. Today they are used for home décor. The bowls can be hung on the wall, displayed on a table filled with seasonal touches, or used as a vessel to make a candle.

Simply Vela dough bowls are hand-carved and made to look like the perfect rustic farmhouse bowl. Some may have knots, holes, knife marks, minor cracks, or sap marks. These are a natural part of a product that has been made from raw wood. This makes each bowl unique with its own character. Size, color, and shape may vary slightly.

How safe are Dough Bowl Candles? 

As with all candles, our Dough Bowls are safe to burn as long as you are aware of and follow the Federal Warnings and burning instructions that are included with all of our candles and wax melts. Check out our Candle Care Guides to learn more about Federal Warnings and burning instructions. The wicks of our candles do not come into contact with the vessels themselves, as the heat of the wick is what melts the candle wax and releases the gorgeous Simply Vela fragrance.


Does Simply Vela spray any of the Dough Bowls with fire retardant?

In preparation for pouring candles into these beautiful vessels, Simply Vela Candle Co. does spray the exterior of the wooden dough bowl with a fire retardant spray. We do not spray the interior of the dough bowl as we want to keep our soy wax as natural as possible to provide you with the cleanest burn possible. Though we do take the extra measure of applying fire retardant to the exterior of our Dough Bowls, care still needs to be taken to ensure you have a safe candle burning experience. Candles should never be left unattended or near any other flammable object(s). Candles should always be kept on a level, fire resistant surface and not burned for more than 4 hours at a time. For additional safety care instructions, check out our Candle Care Guides.

Are Simply Vela Dough Bowls completely watertight?

We cannot guarantee 100% water-tightness of the bowl; however, rest assured Simply Vela tests each and every bowl for water-tightness before we pour wax into it. We recommend you place your Dough Bowl candle on a fire resistant surface that can also handle any wax clean up that may be necessary. 

What is the burn time on Simply Vela Dough Bowl Candles?

Because dough bowls are hand carved the exact dimensions, and amount of wax each holds will be slightly different. Our white distressed dough bowl are triple wicked, they hold approximately 13 oz. - 16 oz. of wax and have an approximate 40-50+ hour burn time. Our heart-shaped dough bowl are single wicked, they hold approximately 6 oz. - 7 oz. of wax and have an approximate 30-40+ hour burn time. Remember to burn your candles for 4 hours at a time to enjoy them safely and get the most out of each candle. 

What can I do with my Dough Bowl once the candle has finished?

Simply Vela Candle Co. offers a Refill Program which allows you to continue enjoying your dough bowl candles as many times as you'd like. Simply Vela's Dough Bowl Refill Program is only available for Dough Bowls that were purchased from our shop. We are unable to guarantee the quality of dough bowls purchased elsewhere, therefore we are unable to fill Dough Bowls purchased from any other shop.

Alternatively, you can repurpose your bowl by cleaning it out and using it as home décor. Check out the Simply Vela Pinterest page for some great home décor ideas!

Also, check out our Facebook Live below where we chatted about all things Dough Bowl Candles and there's even a little demo on cleaning out your Dough Bowl after you've enjoyed your Simply Vela candle!

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