Candle care

To get the most out of your soy candle, there are some things you need to know:

1. Trim your wick to about 6-8mm before you re-light your candle. This will ensure a long-lasting candle and remove any mushrooming on the wick

2.  Take care when extinguishing your candle. If you blow too vigorously, you can cause the wax to spatter. If possible, invest in a candle snuffer as this is a much safer option.

3. When not using your candle, store it in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight. When exposed to direct sunlight, the candle wax can become discoloured and lose it beautiful creamy white colour.

4. If you see areas of frosting on your candle, do not worry. This is completely normal and a sign that you have a 100% natural soy candle. Even the top candle-makers cannot prevent this (at least without using additives or adding paraffin).

5. If you feel like your candle fragrance seems to be getting less noticeable over time, you have probably developed 'candle nose' and gotten used to the fragrance filling the room. When this happens, go outdoors for a while, ask a friend for their opinion or simply alternate between different candle scents .

6. Avoid burning your candle right to the very bottom of the container as this can be a safety hazard. It can over-heat the glass and cause it to shatter.   For the same reason, do not allow any flame to get close to the sides a container.

7. Once the candle has reached the end of its life, you can clean out the jar quite easily in hot soapy water and recycle it or get it refilled. One word of caution however - NEVER let the wax go down a sink or drain as it will solidify when cooled and cause blockages.

8. And finally, always remember the basics of candle safety!

  • Never leave a burning candle unattended
  • Keep burning candles away from children and pets
  • Do not burn candles on or near flammable object
  • Do not walk with a lit candle
  • Keep a lit candle out of drafts.
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