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FAQ

GENERAL

What ingredients are used in the Bodycare Collections?

Our Bodycare Collections use the highest quality botanical bases of Macadamia, Coconut and Almond oils with antioxidant rich in Vitamin E to protect the skin and promote softness, moisture and elasticity in a non-greasy formula.

Our Collections are designed to be safe on all skin types and are free from parabens, sulphates, propylene glycol, silicone and artificial colours. If you have sensitive skin we recommend patch testing before use.

I have a gluten Intolerance, wheat, nut or soy allergy. Can I use Maine Beach products?

It is unlikely for a person with gluten intolerance to have a reaction to a skincare product since gluten can only be absorbed through the gastrointestinal tract. However, some people do have wheat allergies that may cause them to have skin sensitivities and this also applies to people who have nut and soy allergies.

Most of Maine Beach Bodycare products contain Almond, Macadamia and other Nut oils. The extraction method for these ingredients removes allergy-causing proteins, but we cannot guarantee that all of the residues are removed. Therefore, if you have gluten intolerance, wheat allergies, nut or soy allergies, we recommend that you patch test first or consult with your medical practitioner before using any of our products and refer to the ingredients list.

Are Maine Beach products tested on animals?

Maine Beach does not test any of our products on animals. We also ensure that all of our components are responsibly sourced.

How do I become a stockist of Maine Beach?

Please send an email to info@cocco.com.au and we'll be in touch.

CANDLES

What type of wicks and wax do you use?

Our candles are made from natural, soy wax and have lead-free cotton wicks for a longer, cleaner and more environmentally friendly burn. 

Why is there black residue on the inside of my candle?

Black residue may appear on the inside glass of your candle if the wicks are too long and have not been trimmed between burning. Always ensure the wick is upright and trimmed to 5mm before each burn in order to prevent the candle emitting carbon (the black residue). The black residue can easily be removed with a damp towel or cloth.

Why did my candle crack?

In some cases, this can happen if there wasn't enough wax left to absorb the heat of the flame. This can cause the glass to crack after an extended period. To prevent this, we recommend that you stop burning when there is 10mm of unmelted wax remaining in the candle.

In other cases, this may happen when the wicks travel and come in contact with the glass. This can happen if the candle has been burning longer than the recommended burning time, as the wax pool increases and the wicks become less stable and can move towards the glass. We recommend you adhere to the care instructions on the base of each Maine Beach candle. For more detailed information, please visit our Care Instructions.

Why do I need to burn my 380g candle for more than 1 hour and less than 4 hours?

If you burn your candle for less than one hour the wax may not melt all the way to the outside of the candle. This can form a pattern of tunnelling which leaves unmelted wax around the edges which may reduce the overall fragrance throw and eventually could drown the wicks so the candle will not stay alight. If you burn your candle for longer than four hours, the candle wick can become quite long and less stable which can cause it to move towards the glass or heat the glass up.

Why do you say to stop burning with 10mm of wax left?

We ask that you stop burning your candle at the 10mm wax mark as there may not be enough wax left in the candle to absorb the heat of the flame. Without enough wax, the glass will become very hot and can be a risk of cracking.

Why isn't my candle burning properly?

If your candle is not burning properly, the most common causes are: trimming wicks too short less than 5mm, wicks moving off centre and short burn cycles (under an hour). To get maximum enjoyment out of your candle we recommend that you adhere to the care instructions on the base of each Maine Beach candle. For more detailed information, please visit our Care Instructions.

DIFFUSERS

How do I open my diffuser?

Our diffusers are carefully packaged to ensure the oil from the diffuser does not spill. There are instructions on the back of each diffuser box and are:

Remove silver cap and insert reeds into the glass decanter. Allow the reeds to absorb the fragrance for about five minutes, then rotate the reeds upside down to allow them to release their delightful aroma. Rotate the reeds at least twice a week for best result.

Can I buy candle or diffuser refills?

Maine Beach candles and diffusers are delicately hand poured into our custom designed glass. To ensure the high quality remains, we do not sell refills.

After six to eight months your reeds will need to be replaced and we recommend that you purchase a new diffuser.

When your diffuser or candle has reached the end of its useful life, you can remove any remaining liquid or wax and rinse with hot water. The glass jar can then be used for a multitude of purposes in your home. They can also be recycled.

Why does diffuser liquid discolour?

You may see some discolouration in your diffuser liquid over time or after is has been opened. This particularly applies to the Vanilla fragrances, due to the composition of the fragrance. It this does not mean your product is faulty. It is completely normal for the fragrance in the diffuser to respond and react with the oxygen in the air to produce a slight colour variation. This shouldn't cause any problems with the performance. Direct sunlight can also contribute to discolouration of diffuser liquid, so be sure please ensure your diffuser is kept out of direct sunlight, heat and drafts.

How long will a Maine Beach Diffuser last?

Our diffusers will last, once opened, between three to four months. Environmental factors, such as direct sunlight and breezes, and also the frequency you flip your reeds, may impact the life of your Fragrance Diffuser. For more detailed information, please visit our Care Instructions.

Why aren't candles and diffusers available in the same fragrances?

The fragrances within a Collection may vary as the scent is specifically designed to suit a particular product. This is because not all fragrances perform to their optimal level and to ensure we produce a high quality product we choose the fragrances which have the best results.

Why has my diffuser evaporated so fast?

In the first week of using your diffuser it is normal for the liquid to drop as your reeds absorb the liquid and the fragrance releases via evaporating in the air. Other factors can also impact the evaporation rate, including how often you flip the reeds, if the diffuser is in any direct sunlight, or near an open window, fan or air conditioning. For more detailed information, please visit our Care Instructions.

SHIPPING & ORDERS

What currency are your products in?

All orders are charged and processed in AUD. While browsing prices will be displayed in the currency you have selected, using the most current exchange rate.

What payment methods do you accept?

We accept Visa and Mastercard.

How do I know my order has been received by Maine Beach?

When your order has been placed, you will receive an ‘order confirmation’ email in your inbox. We also receive a copy of this. Be sure to check your junk box too. If you do not receive a confirmation email within 2 hours of placing your order please contact info@cocco.com.au.

How do I know when my order is despatched?

When your order has been despatched you will receive a confirmation email with a tracking number so you can check your delivery status at any time. If you haven’t received this, please check your junk mail. If you need to get in contact please email info@cocco.com.au

I have not received my order, what can I do?

If you feel that the delivery time has been longer than it should, please check on the status of your order with the tracking number you received. You can then contact the courier company with the tracking details. If you are unable to see the tracking details please contact us at info@cocco.com.au and we will be able to help.

My order was received damaged, faulty or missing an item, what can I do?

Items are carefully inspected and packaged before being shipped so that it arrives in perfect condition. Damage occurring en route is highly unlikely however in the unfortunate event you receive your order damaged, faulty or incorrectly shipped, please contact us via email info@cocco.com.au within 2 days of receiving goods. Please send a photo and order number along with your email. All returns must be authorised by info@cocco.com.au. You will need to send your faulty order back to us via post of courier. Once we have received the order we will send out a replacement right away if it is deemed faulty. Refunds will be processed according to your original method of payment.

Can I return my order if I am not happy with it?

Unfortunately, we do not offer returns or refunds on change of mind.

Can I return a product I purchased online to one of your retail stores or stockists?

Unfortunately, we cannot facilitate returns in any of our retail stores or stockists. All online orders must be dealt with our Head Office.

Do you offer discounts for bulk purchases?

Unfortunately, we are unable to offer discounts on bulk purchases from our online store. If you are a wholesaler and are interested in stocking Maine Beach, please contact us on info@cocco.com.au

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