GENERAL SOY WAX CANDLE BURNING TIPS
- Prior to lighting, remove and discard ALL packaging.This includes any bows, ribbons and hang tags.
- Keep burning candles within sight at all times; never leave a burning candle unattended.
- Keep burning candles away from flammable materials and out of reach of children and pets.
- Keep wicks trimmed to 1/4 -1/2″ at all times.
- Trim wicks carefully as natural wicks tend to be very delicate. You may notice your wick tends to bend to one side, this is normal and will usually even out. If it doesn’t simply rotate your candle.
- Only burn candles in or on heat and fire resistant surfaces. Never place them directly on furniture.
- Keep the wax pool free of wick trimmings, matches or any combustible material. Keep wick centered.
- Place your candle in an area free from drafts.
- To extinguish either use a wick dipper, snuffer, or candle quencher.
JAR CANDLE CARE TIPS
- Glass containers are fragile: Handle with care. Avoid glass to glass contact when handling the lid, and don’t use jars that are cracked, chipped or scratched.
- Discontinue when 1/2″ of wax remains, as glass may shatter.
- Minimize the wax left on the sides by burning the candle until the wax pool reaches the edge of the jar. (Usually about one hour per inch of diameter)
- Extinguish carefully before replacing the lid.
- Soy candles tend to have a flaky crusty appearance on the tops once they have been burned, this is normal.
- Do not burn scented tea lights in an enclosed space like a potpourri pot. (for this purpose use unscented tea lights) Be sure the burner is well ventilated.
- If wick smokes or builds up carbon (mushroom), extinquish flame and remove carbon before relighting.
- Remove and discard all packaging.
- Place a Mini Melt in a suitable potpourri burner and light an unscented tea light candle beneath.
- To change fragrances, extinquish the flame and use a pot holder to pick up the burner and pour the liquid wax into a lined wastebasket. Or you can harden the wax in a freezer and pop it out into the palm of your hand! Occasionally you need to use an old knife to pry the used wax out.
- Any remaining wax can be cleaned up with soap and water or glass cleaner.
- Our electric potpourri pots have been tested withour melts and may be safely used. Other electric potpourri pots may overheat the wax, and are not recommended. Use a well ventilated, candlelit burner without a lid; it should have at least a 2-1/2″ top opening.
STORING SOY CANDLES
Soy candles are very sensitive to temperature and light, so be careful when storing them for any extended period of time. Store candles in a cool, dry place away from heat, direct sunlight or fluorescent light.
Storage temperature should not be allowed to exceed 80ºF or fall below 32ºF.
Follow these guidelines when travelling as well; extreme temperatures in your car will easily melt or freeze our fine candles.
Should your candle melt or “sweat” due to heat exposure, simply move the candle to a climate controlled area, check the wick to make sure it is centered and your candle will set back up in minutes.
SOY WAX CLEAN UP TIPS:
Soy wax is easy to clean up for the most part, wash out your containers easily with soap and water. Empty candle containers work great to hold cotton balls, odds and ends, etc.Cleaning spilled wax – We strongly suggest that you seek professional advice from experts such as carpet cleaners or furniture refinishers. Prevent accidents by using candles with the utmost care, as instructed.
CANDLE BURN TIMES:
16 oz Jar Candle: 140 – 160 hours (single wick)
18 oz Jar Candle 100 -120 hours (double wick)
6 oz Travel Tin: 35-45 hours
6 oz Jelly Jar Candles : 60 – 80 hours
Scented Tea Lights: 4 – 6 hours
Unscented Tea Lights: 4 – 6 hours
Mini Melts: a minimum of 8-10 hours of fragrancing each
Please note: fragrance, color and usage conditions affect burn times.