CANDLE CARE & TIPS
Tips for the best burn & longevity of your candle
Always follow instructions printed on the label. Candles can be a serious fire hazard if not properly used.
- Before lighting trim the wick to 1/4 of an inch or 5mm
- Light the wick and let your candle burn until the entire top is melted and reaches the edges of the jar. A general rule is 1 inch diameter melt pool for every 1 hour burning. A minimum of 3 hours will achieve this melt pool. This will prolong the life of your soy candle and set a “memory” in the wax to prevent any tunneling
- Never leave an open flame unattended
- Keep out of reach of children and pets
- Do not burn your candle more than 4 hours at a time – longer burns can lead to the wick creating a ‘mushroom’ or excess carbon build up which can cause smoke and soot
- Always trim your wick before every burn to 1/4 of an inch
- Do not blow out your candle, use a candle snuffer or place the lid back on to extinguish the flame
- You may notice your soy candle top has a flakey or rough appearance after being burned. This is completely normal and is a sign of pure soy wax
- Discontinue use when ¼ of an inch of wax remains.
How to re-purpose your candle jar
- Your candle has reached its end of life when there is ¼ inch of wax remaining
- To remove wax simply fill a shallow bowl or your sink with an inch of warm water, let your jar soak and let wax warm and lift from the sides of the jar
- Remove from bowl of water or sink and use a spoon or dull knife to gently break up the wax and remove the wick sticker at the bottom of the jar
- Discard the soy wax in your green bin
- Throw the wick clip (metal piece holding the wick in place at the bottom of your jar) in the garbage
- Return jar to water with some dish soap and soak for 10-15 minutes (this will help lift the labels from the jar)
- Wipe inside of jar with a paper towel and you now have a great storage container!