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The care and maintenance of your candle

The care and maintenance of your candle

Posted by Colleen - Natura Soylights on 3rd Aug 2014


Our candles are meant to be enjoyed. Here are some tips to help you get the best experience from your candles.

Never leave a burning candle unattended!

Blow out your candles before you leave a room or go to bed.

Create a memory

Candles have a memory. For best results, burn your candle long enough to achieve a full melt pool. Achieving a full melt pool especially during your first "burn", will help guarantee a great scent throw and prevent tunneling. We recommend a burn time of 3-4 hours at a time.

Votives are best burned in a tight fitting container

Soy wax is soft, it will crumble and lose it's shape without this.

Always keep your wicks trimmed 1/4"

This helps prevent any carbon clusters or residue. Our natural fiber wicks are self-trimming and are made to curl slightly when burning which help our candles to produce lower soot. Wicks can get awkward to trim with scissors and messy when using your fingers!. An investment in a wick trimmer is a good idea.

Should your wick create a large flame or starts flickering constantly, extinguish it. Let it cool completely. Re-trim the wick and re-light.

Burn candles on a heat resistant surface and away from drafts

Even though Soy Wax is cooler burning, do not burn your candle for hours on end. Burning for to long CAN cause overheating with the glass container. Do not touch or move your candle while burning. Keep away from children and pets.

Discontinue use when 1/2" of wax remains

If you want to keep your beautiful jar to use for the multitude of re-purposing ideas ideas that we have on our Pinterest board, here is how to clean it up. I like to use a simple butter knife, run it along the edges of the jar. This will pull away the excess wax. Dump the excess wax into the trash. Our soy wax is bio-degradable and cleans up with soap and water. Meaning, any trace amounts of wax, you can wash off or pop in the dishwasher. But never pour wax down your sink drain, it can clog.

Burn your candle!

So many customers admit that they have not used their candles. Burning them can make a candle smell better. And then when it is gone, it's time to get some more!