Find out how to take care of your new handcrafted coconut soy blend candles and get the most of them by following these tips.
- The first burn can be one of the most important to ensure the best experience with your new candle. Because wax has a memory, to prevent tunneling make sure to burn your candle until the melted wax reaches the edge of the container.
- Keep your candle away from drafts, fabrics or any materials can catch fire, pets, and children.
- Make sure your candle is on a flat, even, heat resistant, and sturdy surface before lighting.
- Ensure the candle surface is clean of any dust or debris.
- Do not burn for longer than 4-5 hours at a time, do not leave candle unattended.
- Your candle is done when 1/2" of wax remains. Do not burn if less than 1/2" of wax remains.
Note: A small amount of wax hangup on the first few burns might occur and is normal - this is because your candle is wicked for your safety. As the candle burns, the jar will get hotter towards the bottom and the wax will catch up.
Trimming your wick is essential to a safe and clean experience while burning! Any soot you may experience is from not trimming your wicks.
- For Cotton Wicks: Before each burn, trim your wick to about 1/4". Remove any debris or buildup from the wick prior to burning.
- For Wood Wicks: Before each burn, trim your wick to about 1/8". Remove and black buildup from the wood wick (you can use your hands, a regular wick trimmer, or even nail clippers).
- It is very important to trim your wick every 4 hours with wooden wicks for best performance and your safety. We recommend blowing out your candle at the 4 hour mark, letting the wax harden and cool slightly, trimming any black debris from your wick and reigniting your candle. Wooden wicks work best when trimmed properly.
- Some white smoke might occur when initially lighting your wood wick candle, this is a natural, normal occurrence for wood wicks and is not an indication of sooting.
- Discoloration may occur after burning, this is from natural tannin in the wooden wicks, it will not affect the performance or smell of your candle.
- Occasionally your wooden wick may go out, just relight your wick to continue enjoying your candle.
- Your flame may be low after burning for a few hours, this is normal as the candle is wicked for your safety. As long as it is lit, it will still throw the scent.
- If you are noticing this and want a higher flame, you can blow out the candle and soak up some of the melted wax with a cotton ball or similar. Remember the candle uses the wax as it's fuel, so don't soak too much up!
- Ultimately remember, wooden wicks can be finicky and require more patience than cotton wicks, but the crackling comfort is worth it!
After your candle is done, we encourage you to reuse your jar for a variety of uses.
To clean out your jar, boil water and pour it into the vessel. The wax will melt and float to the top, once it hardens you can pop out the remaining wax and use it in a wax melter or discard the remaining. Clean the jar with soap and warm water.
We love to use our empty jars for storage and plant propagation!