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Candle Care tips

November 18, 2018

Candle Care

Candles require a little TLC to get the best burn. Your candle is made with soy wax, a raw wick, and fragrance oils that flux due to room temperature, sunlight, and burn time. It can be a bit tricky at first but with these few pointers, your candles will be burning smooth in no time.  

Edge-to-Edge

The first burn is the most important burn! Soy wax has a memory. Always burn long enough to create a wax pool from edge-to-edge on the top of your candle. This will reduce memory rings, and increase the burn life of your candle. A good rule of thumb would be to give your candle 1 hour of burn time for every 1/2 inch in diameter. For example, if your vessel is 2 inches in diameter, let your candle burn for 4 hours. That being said, never leave a candle unattended. 

Optimal room temperature for your candle is between 70-75°F. Burning your candle in a cold room, in an area with large drafts of wind, on a cold surface, or in direct sunlight can all negatively impact your burn results. 

Raw Materials

Working with raw materials can require a bit more attentiveness at times. Your candle may require multiple lightings before the wick gets going. 

Trimming

If your candle has a raw cotton wick, always be sure to keep the wick trimmed to 1/4" (keep the wick longer for the first burn).

Repurpose

Once your candle has reached the end of its life, repurpose the vessel. Microwave in 10 second increments until you are able to carefully remove the wick tab. Hand wash with hot water. Plant your favorite drought tolerant plant - voila!




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