About Gelmania Candles
Everything you need to know about our gel-based candles.
Our candles have been around for over 15 years. We have just grown it bigger over the last couple of years. We have a variety of fragrances and we also make scentless candles. Anyone allergic to smells can enjoy the warmth without the smell. Our candles are cleaning burning and burn for 40 – 50 hours. After that, our candle turns into a votive holder and you can simply put in a tea-light and enjoy the candle forever.
Our candles are individually hand-made in Canada.
We can customize candles for your special events. Please contact us to make an appointment to discuss your needs.
Our hope is for everyone to enjoy looking and burning the candles as much as we love making them.
There are rumours and e-mails going around about exploding gel candles. It is not the gel that is unsafe, it is the way the candles are made. Here is the truth according to several sources.
Gel wax is made of 95% mineral oil and 5% polymer resin, neither of which is an explosive. It would take an extreme condition to make the candle explode. Gel wax heats up when burning and thus heats the container it is in. If this hot candle is moved to a very cold surface, then yes, it might explode, as would any container candle that has been burning a long time.
We use Calumet/Penreco Gel in all our candles.
The gel wax container can crack or break from the heat. Gel candles must be in a container made for candles because the entire gel candle gets warm while burning and the container heats up. If the container is not made of heatproof glass, it will crack, break, or in extreme conditions, shatter.
We use tested- heatproof glassware for our candles.