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Soy Wax Candle Burning Tips
Candles have memories so it is important when lighting your candle for the first time to let it burn until the wax melts to the outer edge of the jar. This will ensure you get the cleanest burn and best burn time with your candle.
Do not trim the wick...our wicks are self trimming.
Candles have memories so it is important when lighting your candle for the first time to let it burn until the wax melts to the outer edge of the jar. This will ensure you get the cleanest burn and best burn time with your candle. After your first burn, remember to trim you wick if there starts to be a build up at the end of the wick!
We use only all natural fiber wicks and these are self trimming as the candle burns down. Sometimes, however, a black "mushroom" may appear at the top of the wick. This is actually unburned carbon that the wick has collected. Once the candle has cooled you can trim this off if you wish and relight your candle.
Sometimes candles will have changes in colour or wicks will act up, but these issues are all a result of burning an all natural candle. The following list shows a few naturally occurring imperfections of soy candles and natural fiber wicks. Please keep in mind that none of these will change the scent of your candle.
Frosting is a byproduct of a natural wax, and is caused by the accumulation of tiny crystals on the surfaces of the wax. All soy wax will frost over time, but luckily frosting is solely an aesthetic issue and does not affect the way your candle burns or smells.
BUMPY SURFACE AFTER BURNING
The rough, bumpy tops after burning a soy wax candle are caused when the hot wax in the melt pool cools and solidifies at an inconsistent rate. This is a feature of soy wax, and not a sign you did anything incorrectly.
The "mushroom" shape sometimes seen at the end of a candle wick after burning is the result of carbon buildup. This happens when the flame consumes more fuel (wax + fragrance) than it can burn. It's a common occurrence. Remove the mushroom from the tip of the wick with wick trimmers and your candle will burn without any issues.
Yellowing can occur if the candle gets too much direct sunlight or sits near a fluorescent light. We do not use chemical stabilizers in our candles, which would stop this from happening, but we pride ourselves on offering a chemical free candle. This does not change the scent of the candle.
Sometimes the wax will pull away from the side of the jar to create a shadow effect. This is a natural occurrence and will not affect the integrity of the candle.
SAFETY TIPS WHEN BURNING CANDLES
⦁ Keep out of reach of children & pets.
⦁ Always burn candles within sight, never leave candles unattended.
⦁ Burn on a stable heat resistant surface.
⦁ Always discard any twine, hanging tags and candle package boxes before burning.
⦁ Extinguish the flame if it becomes to close to the side of your container.
⦁ Keep away from drafts & vents. Always keep candle away from anything that can catch fire.
⦁ Do not touch or move candle when lit or when wax is melted, glass can become hot.
⦁ Never burn candle more than 4 hours.
⦁ Keep wax free of wick trimmings, matches and any other flammable material.
⦁ Burn your soy candle in a well ventilated room.
⦁ Do not burn candle when wax is 1/2" or less from the bottom of the container.
⦁ Extinguish your candle if it smokes or if flame becomes larger than 1". Let candle cool for at least an hour, trim wick and re-lighting
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