Candle Care Tips

Caring for your candle:

Following these useful candle care tips will ensure that your candle will provide you with a clean, beautiful burn.

The first burn is the most important: It's important to allow your Soy candle to burn all the way to the edge of the container the first time you light it.
This will ensure that your candle doesn't 'tunnel' as it burns leaving wax at the sides of the container. Soy wax is a bit different then traditional parrafin wax candles as it has what is called a 'memory'. This means that when you light a Soy candle then extinguish it, the next time you burn it, the Soy candle wax will only melt across as far as it did the first time.

Letting your candle burn to the edge of the container each time will also create a good wax pool enabling the fragrance oils to heat up nicely and increase scent throw. We suggest that you burn your soy wax candle for between 1.5 - 3 hours at a time, but never more than 4 hours.

It's best to always allow your candle to cool and harden before re-lighting, and to trim your wick to approximately 5mm. Be sure to remove any debris or trimmed wick fragraments from the jar before you light your candle again.

Your candle has finished when there is about 3-4 mm of wax left at the bottom. You shouldn't attempt to burn your candle once it's reached this very low wax level.

Handy Tips:

We have found that placing your candle on a lower surface (coffee table or side table height - but safely out of reach of children or pets) will help with scent throw - heat rises, as does the scent with it, so the lower your candle is, the more of the room it will fill with lovely fragrance

If you find your wax is melting unevenly (more to one side of the container) adjust your wick back to the centre of the container or lean it closer to the side that needs more heat. 
You can do this after you have extinguished the flame whilst the wax is still soft (not hot)

Black sooting around the top of the jar can be caused by a wick that needs trimming.
If you find that your flame is too tall and 'dancing about' this could cause your jar to blacken, so to help minimise this you may want to trim off a little excess wick.
Extinguish the flame first and trim it down to approximately 5mm - take care not to cut your wick too short as you may risk your flame drowning when the wax re-melts into a pool