History, Orders, and Opportunities FAQs
Why “Kill Your Darlings?”
Would a rose by any other name smell as sweet? Sure, but we didn’t want just any other name for our candle company. Learn more about the history of the Kill Your Darlings expression and why we chose it for our namesake.
Does Kill Your Darlings offer candle subscription boxes?
We look forward to offering monthly or quarterly candle subscription boxes in the future. For updates, be sure to sign up for our newsletter and follow us on social media.
I’m an author with a book out soon. Will KYD make custom candles for me?
First, congratulations and happy forthcoming book birthday! Second, yes, we plan to offer custom candle creation in the future. Though it’s not available currently, if this is something you’d like to learn more about, let us know through our contact page.
Why can I only order five candles at a time?
We’re delighted to fill orders for six or more candles, but due to our current production and shipping capacity, we limit the quantity available for purchase at one time through our web store. Let us know if you’d like us to craft six or more candles for you on an individual order; we’re happy to work with you to make this happen.
Will KYD provide candles for my event? We’re talking about a lot of candles here…
We’re thrilled you’re considering us for your event, and we’d like to discuss the possibility with you. Reach out with details about your forthcoming extravaganza and we’ll be in touch soon.
I’m outside the United States. Will KYD ship me candles?
Due to international shipping logistics and regulations, we’re unable to ship outside the United States at this time. Check back often, however, as this may change in the future.
How can I recommend a writing-related non-profit, library, literacy organization, indie bookstore, or progress-minded press to become a KYD-supported entity?
First, thanks for all you do to serve the writing and reading community. To be considered as a community partner or beneficiary, share more with us about your organization.
Candle and Core Values FAQs
Why does KYD use soy wax?
There are a thousand reasons and one why we use soy wax, some of which include its status as a renewable resource, its low-soot emission, its cost-effectiveness, and, critically, its non-toxicity—unlike some other waxes. Read more about why we went with soy.
Why does KYD use cotton wicks?
Cotton, like soy, is a renewable resource, and cotton wicks offer a cleaner burn when compared to alternatives. These are but two of the reasons why we use cotton wicks, and you can read more about our choice to use them here.
Why does my soy wax look pitted or have tunnels in it?
We’re not software developers, but we’ll still encourage you to think of them this way: they’re features, not bugs. The short answer is that its a feature of soy wax and a sign our candles were hand-poured in small batch sizes in our home. The long answer? Well…
Can I recycle my KYD glass jars?
You sure can. To reuse them in home, freeze the jar with any remaining wax inside for an hour. Then, remove the jar from the freezer and any remaining wax from the jar before washing the jar out with soap and hot water. And voila! You’ve got a new jar you can use at home or send to your local recycling center.
What can I do with leftover KYD wax?
We’re happy to melt down any remaining Kill Your Darlings wax and reuse it in future candles. If you’d like to send us your excess KYD wax, get in touch.