CANDLE CARE AND FAQs
Get to know your candles!!
Soy wax burns cooler which means that you can enjoy your soy wax candle for generally 30-50% longer than a paraffin candle. Soy candles burn longer because the wick is not burning as hot and therefore the wax is not burning off as fast as regular paraffin candles. Paraffin candles are a petroleum-based product, which is more detrimental for the environment and your health.
Because they are slow burning, they gradually release their fragrances.
Soy wax lends itself to the support of farmers and sustainable agriculture. Soy is a plant, not a man-made substance.
Wax melts have a longer and more efficient burn time than a candle.
They absorb heat slowly, releasing aromas without burning off fragrance.
Wax melts are flame free and safer.
No chemicals are released when burning.
Wax melts generate no soot (think of the black residue left after a fire).
THE FIRST BURN IS IMPORTANT!
The first time you light your candle you must give your candle enough burning time to develop a melt pool that spreads all the way to the edge of the container. This may take a couple hours depending on the size of the candle. It's best to not burn more than 4 hours at a time. After you have established a good consistent melt pool you won't have to burn your candle to the edge every time you light it (but we do recommend it to prevent tunneling).
TRIM YOUR WICK, PLEASE!!
The most common problem with soy candles is untrimmed wicks. Untrimmed wicks lead to tunneling. For the best burn, keep your wick trimmed to about 1/8" and make sure to clean off the burnt black crunchy bits from the last burn. You can use an old pair of nail trimmers or just use your fingers to pinch off the edges. Be sure to trim your wicks after the wax has re-hardened from the last burn, you can just shake any wick pieces into the trash, and they don't get stuck in your melt pool. Burn times increase with properly trimmed wicks.
Lighting a wood wick candle is a bit different than lighting a traditional cotton wick. When lighting your candle, tilt it to an angle and let the flame travel across the length of the wick so the whole wick is burning evenly. It may take more than once to light your wick, especially on the first go. If your candle is producing smoke or a look of "soot", it means your wick needs to be trimmed.
WHY DOES MY CANDLE LOOK LIKE IT HAS “WET SPOTS” OR IS “FROSTY”?
Frosting is a natural characteristic of soy. It is not a flaw. It is strictly unique to pure soy candles. Often times it is called the "bloom". Actually, many customers are concerned if there is no frosting on their soy candles. It is a way that a customer can tell if their candle is really made with pure, all-natural soy wax. It's part of the soy experience!
THE BENEFITS OF WOOD WICKS
Wood wicks diffuse heat more rapidly into the wax allowing a stronger fragrant smell. Wood wicks burn cleaner than many other candles, they produce a natural smell and do not introduce additional smoke into your space. They last much longer and allow more candle burn time. Our wood wicks are 100% wood, they are not only eco-friendly and sustainable, but also toxin and phthalate free.
WHEN SHOULD I DISCARD MY CANDLE?
Never...But, when there is approximately 1/4” of wax left on the bottom of your candle you should discontinue use and repurpose the container.
4oz: 25-30 Hours
8oz: 40-45 Hours
16oz: 75-80 Hours
26oz: 125-130 Hours
32oz: 160-165 Hours
Please do not leave candle burning unattended.
Keep candles out of the reach of small children and pets.
Always burn on a heat resistant surface.
Do not touch or move candle with visible (liquid) hot wax.
Keep burning candles away from drafts, vents, and ceiling fans to minimize smoking or a wick blowing out causing the candle to burn unevenly.
Make sure candle is completely extinguished and the wick no longer glows before leaving the room.