Help / FAQ

From fragrance details to shipping, we’ve got answers to all kinds of questions. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, feel free to reach out to us at


  • How do I burn candles safely?
    Great Question!

    1. Never leave a burning candle unattended. Keep lit candle in sight at all times!
    2. Never burn a candle on or near anything that might catch fire, like loose papers, fabric, bedding, books, drapes, decorations, etc. Play it safe and give your candle nice clear area to sit on.
    3. Keep lit candles away from drafts--open windows, air conditioners, vents, fans, etc.
    4. Keep candles out of the reach of children and pets.
    5. Extinguish the flame if it becomes too high or flickers repeatedly. Trim the wick and check for drafts before re-lighting.
    6. If there is any chance you might doze off to sleep, blow out your candle immediately!
    7. Wait until the flame extinguishes completely and clears of smoke before replacing our topper lid.
    8. If you’ve created a large wax pool during your burn, blow it out gently to avoid wax splattering.
    9. Don’t try to take a selfie while holding a lit candle (guilty…)
  • What are your tips for candle burning perfection?
    1. GET MELTY WITH IT: Make sure your first light liquefies the entire top layer of wax. Otherwise, you’ll be left with a “memory ring,” which causes the wax to tunnel rather than melt evenly.
    2. SNIP THE WICK: Wicks are happiest when at a very short (⅛ inch) height. After your first burn, use a pair of scissors to trim the wick to the right length, ensuring a steady, ash-free flame.
    3. KNOW WHEN TO BLOW IT OUT: We recommend burning for no more than four hours at a time. And, when you get towards the end don’t burn all the way down: swap your candle for a new one when ½ inch of wax remains.
    4. DON'T TRASH YOUR TREASURES: We’ve used our containers to hold pencils, makeup brushes, hair things or what have you. You’ll want to remove the remaining wax by placing the candle in your freezer for a few hours.
  • Are your candles clean?
    Our candles are clean-burning and non-toxic. We work with the top global fragrance houses to develop and manufacture our scents, which contain both naturally-harvested and safe-synthetic ingredients. All of our fragrances are naturally paraben and phthalate-free, and we follow strict international safety standards and rigorous testing set by IFRA. We are Cruelty-free and formulated without: Sulfates SLS and SLES, parabens , formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, mineral oil, retinyl palmitate, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydroquinone, triclosan, triclocarban, PTFE/PFOA, styrene, polyacrylamide/acrylamide, acetaldehyde, acetonitrile, methylene chloride, animal fats, oils, and musks, benzalkonium chloride, toluene, resorcinol, acetone, butoxyethanol, ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid, methyl cellosolve, methylisothiazolinone/ methylchloroisothiazolinone, mercury and mercury compounds (thimerosal), bisphenol A(BPA).
  • How strong are the scents?
    We spent a lot of time experimenting and tweaking our formulation in order to get the strength just right. Feel like we went too strong or too weak? We’d love to hear your feedback and offer free returns and exchanges! Let us know at
  • Do you test on animals?
    No! All of our candles are cruelty-free and vegan.
  • How can I prevent the candle wick from smoking?
    Snip your wick! Wicks are happiest when at a very short (⅛ inch) height. After your first burn, use a pair of scissors to trim the wick to the right length, ensuring a steady, ash-free flame.
  • What size are the candles?
    We currently offer one size. Our candles are poured in cylindrical glasses that are 3.25” tall and 3” wide. Each glass is filled with 8 oz of wax, which equates to about 55 hours of burn time. The glasses themselves hold up to 10.25 oz, like a nice cocktail glass. Have an idea for a different size? Drop us a note at
  • Can I sell the products on my own site?
    Your purchase of Otherland products is only for your personal use. By purchasing Otherland products, you agree not to resell or distribute such products for any commercial purposes. If we have reason to believe that your order is not for your personal use, we may reject or cancel your order.


  • How can I buy someone a gift from Otherland? What are the options?
    So glad you asked, our candles make the BEST gifts! Visit our Gifting page to purchase one. Once you’ve selected how many candles and which scents, you’ll also have the option to pick out a matchbox with a special greeting and write a gift message to be printed on a lovely Otherland notecard.
  • How do I know if the gift has arrived?
    Once the order arrives to your recipient, you will get a confirmation email!
  • What if the person I am gifting to doesn’t like the scent?
    It’s our priority to make sure your gift recipient is happy! You or the gift recipient may email us at to make an exchange.
  • I would like to place a large gift order. How do I do this?
    Awesome, we'd love to help out. Reach out to to get started.


  • How can I update my order?
    Please email us at as soon as possible if you would like to cancel or change your order. We’ll do our best to process your request.
  • How can I check the status of my order?
    You can view order status on your Account page, which will be updated as soon as you are charged for your shipment and again once your order ships.
  • What is the best way to place a large order (like for a wedding or corporate gift)?
    Shoot us an email at and we'll go from there.


  • When will my credit card be charged?
    Your credit card will be charged at the time of shipment.
  • What forms of payment do you accept?
    We accept Paypal, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, JCB, Discover, and Diners Club credit cards or debit cards.


  • Where do you ship?
    Otherland currently ships to the 50 states and Puerto Rico. You may experience longer delivery times when shipping to Hawaii, Alaska, and Puerto Rico.
  • What are the shipping options?
    Orders generally arrive in 2-5 business days. If you need an order expedited, email us we can probably help. Please note we only ship within the USA!
  • When will my order ship?
    Orders typically ship in 1-2 business days. As soon as it ships you’ll receive a shipment notification email with a tracking number.
  • How can I edit my shipping address?
    If your order is shipping to an incorrect address, please email as soon as possible.

Returns & Exchanges

  • What's your return policy?
    All returns must be processed within 30 days of receiving the order. Please email with your order number (found on your order confirmation email) to initiate a return or exchange.
  • How long does it take to process a return?
    Please allow 5-7 business days for your refund to process after we receive your return.
  • What happens if I don't like the scent?
    If you the scent is not what you expected or you do not enjoy the scent for any reason, please email us at and we will process a refund or exchange. We want you to be happy and satisfied with your Otherland purchase! Final sale items may not be returned. Final Sale is marked in the items title.

Referral Program

Friends of Otherland

  • Can I become an Otherland ambassador?
    If you're interested in becoming an Otherland ambassador, collaborator, or partner, send us a note at and let's talk!


  • Whom should I contact about press inquiries?
    For all press inquiries, please email Thanks!