Frequently Asked Questions

Is the Birth candle safe to use during pregnancy?

The candle is blended with clary sage, which can help induce labour naturally and enhance contractions once labour has begun.

Whilst we don’t recommend lighting the Birth candle until you are full term, the clary sage concentration level is gentle enough that it won’t induce labour if the body isn’t ready.


Are your products or any of the ingredients tested on animals?

No. None of our products or ingredients are tested on any animal.


Is your packaging environmentally friendly?

Yes, all packaging used by Cradle & Tonic has approval by the FSC. This means its made from wood from FSC certified forests.


Why does my candle have impurities?

We hand make our candles to the highest possible standard, each candle receives full care and is not the product of a production line. On occasions the essential oil residue may appear darker than the wax.


I’m not getting a strong throw like I do with other candles?

Because we use pure essential oils, the strength of the scent will not be as strong as candles that contain synthetic fragrances.

Our candles create a background aroma and won’t be overpowering for someone who is pregnant with heightened smell or for newborn babies.


Are your products natural?

We use completely natural ingredients for all of our candles with no unnecessary harsh chemicals. We use 100% natural soy wax and 100% pure essential oils.


What is your returns policy?

We aim to produce high quality products and hope that you are delighted with your order. However, if for any reason you are not entirely satisfied or the item has been damaged in transit, you may return it in its original condition for a replacement or full refund within 14 working days of delivery.

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