Coconut Candles FAQ - Coconutsy

Making our coconut candles

Think about what smells good to you, perhaps a jasmine plant you walked past or fresh lilies at the market, pine cones in the forest or even the sea air.

Now think about 'Pine Fresh' or 'Spring Bouquet' fragrances in common scented candles, air fresheners or reed fragrances. Really think about how they smell. They're nothing like the natural alternative but we can be conned by the shiny and new.

The first burn

The first burn is the most important to avoid tunnelling. Once your candle's lit, don't blow it out until the top layer of wax has melted all the way across. 

Each time you want to light your candle, start by trimming the wick. Trimmed wicks will give you a cleaner, brighter burn and prevent smoke.

Are coconut candles toxic?

We only use natural soy wax in our coconut candles which burns clean and is sustainably sourced and hand poured in small batches. Many cheaper candles contain paraffin (made from petroleum) or palm (a deforestation disaster). They are not only bat for the environment but also for you and your home.

Take the low tox challenge and ditch all your synthetic fragrance candles from your home. Make the change to our all natural coconut shell candles to compare just how fake and synthetic those candle fragrances were.

Are coconut candles safe to burn?

Yes. All our coconut shells are sanded flat for extra stability and safety. They are also heat and fire resistant to keep you and your family safe.

Place your candle on a non-flammable surface such as a plate, slate coaster or ceramic saucer before lighting. Do not place your candle directly onto or near flammable or heat sensitive surfaces such as glass or wooden furniture as the coconut shells get hot and may cause damage.

A metal stopper has been placed at the base of each wick to prevent it from burning past a certain point, leaving a safe level of wax left over at the bottom.

It is still important to always exercise caution when using candles. Never leave unattended and always extinguish after use. Make sure you keep your candles out of reach from your kids and animals and place your candle on a stable heat proof table.

Are coconut candles healthy for your home?

Enjoy the crackling wood wick and bright yellow flame as you indulge in the most luxurious natural scents. Not only are coconut candles great for your home but they're also beneficial for your rest and relaxation.

Because we only use soy wax, our candles burn clean with no soot or smoke. Just trim the wick periodically to keep your candle burning bright.

We only use natural soy wax in our coconut candles

Staring into a flame can be a great way to mediate and calm down your thoughts. Whether you’re aiming for a romantic dinner in or a spiritual awakening you can bring the right blend to your home to create the ideal environment for an ideal head space.

Choose from our two natural fragrances: toasted coconut candles or vanilla chai candles.

Are coconut candles safe for dogs?

We know dogs love to try a bit of everything if given the chance. Breath easy because soy itself is not toxic to dogs and is actually a common ingredient in many dog foods.

Coconut soy candles are 100% safe for your animals including dogs. Just keep them away from the candle when it's burning by placing it out of reach (and out of jump height) from your lovable pooch.

Make your own coconut candle

Making a candle from a coconut shell is not as hard as you think. All you need is a coconut shell and some basic natural ingredients. Grab your apron and get crafting. Don't worry if you make a mistake sometimes these make the best effects.


  • Coconut Shell
  • Soy Wax Cubes
  • Essential Oils
  • Wood Wick


  1. Gather all your candle making ingredients.
  2. Melt the soy wax cubes in an old can and place it in a  pot of hot water.
  3. Pour the melted soy wax in your coconut shell. 
  4. Add your choice of natural essential oils and stir.
  5. Set your wood wick to the middle and let it set for a few hours

Choose from small or large coconut shells to make your custom candles.

Making your own Coconut Candles

Where can I buy coconut candles?

You can purchase coconut candles online from Coconutsy. All our coconut candles are hand picked and stored in our Brisbane Warehouse for fast delivery. We deliver Australia wide including Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra, Perth, Adelaide, Darwin and Hobart.

All our orders are packed and shipped next day to make sure you get your eco-friendly goodies in a timely fashion. When you are ready to buy coconut candles for yourself or coconut shell for making your own just click here.