frequently asked questions

Blush and gloom are both beautiful, old, deeply human words. There seems to be a multitude of stories in those tiny, single syllables -- stories of love, of longing, of melancholy, of hope. They also seem to fit candle-making like a glove. Blush is the flash of color, heat, and light given off by the candle’s flame. Gloom is the subsequent, flickering shadows. 

Blush & Gloom is owned and operated by two humans, Brittany and Meagan, with moral support from their two cats, Renfield and Mina. Don't be fooled: the cats are definitely the brains behind the operation, the humans just get the credit.

We use a high grade soy blend wax in all candles. We also use a blend of fragrance and essentials oils for our custom scent profiles. Our wicks are made of clean-burning cotton.

It's totally normal for some candles to discolor slightly when exposed to direct sunlight or when they contain vanillin. We do not add UV inhibitors to our candles or any other unnecessary dyes or chemicals, so discoloration sometimes happens. Luckily, it is purely cosmetic and does not affect the burn of your candle!

We do not offer gift wrapping at this time, but please let us know if you'd like a personal message included in the box and we'll be sure to add it. Also, make sure the shipping address is correct if you want the item(s) sent directly to the recipient and not yourself.

We currently offer shipping to 190 countries! Please allow up to 3 weeks (sometimes longer) for international shipping. Buyer is responsible for any additional customs fees / tariffs charged.

Order processing typically takes 3 to 5 business days. Packages shipped using USPS Priority typically spend 1-3 days in transit after shipment. First Class shipments may take a day or two longer than Priority. While we do our best to accommodate time-sensitive shipments, we cannot guarantee delivery on or by a certain day. Once the package has left our hands, we are not responsible for delivery delays due to COVID-related resource shortages or any other reason within USPS, but please reach out if you haven't received your package and we'll do our best to help if we can. You may look to USPS for more specific updates. We apologize for any delays and appreciate your patience.

We only purchase recyclable materials for shipping, including paper, cardboard, and biodegradable packing peanuts. We use recyclable bubble wrap for protecting your candle from breakage during transit. We occasionally ship with styrofoam packing peanuts that we recycle from our own supply orders so as to keep them out of oceans and landfills.

You can check out our shipping and return policy here.

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Brittany: Horror, southern gothic, classic film, anything with a dramatic or theatrical flair -- yes, she's a Scorpio.

Meagan: Mythology, poetry, secret worlds within our world, strong character development -- yes, she's an Aquarius.

Renfield: Stories where the cat gets fed an hour early.

Mina: Stories where she gets away with it and Renfield gets blamed.