Candle Instructions & Tips

To enjoy the longest lifespan for your soy candle, follow the instructions and tips below. (Times may vary depending on room temperature, environment, wick length at time of burn, as well as how long you’ve left the candle burning).


 

Essentials

  • Wick Size should be no longer than ¼” - Trim if you must! Size comparison, see below:

  • Melt Pool should be complete before extinguishing your candle flame (meaning candle wax has melted from edge to edge of your container). See image below:

  • Craters occur if the wax doesn’t melt from edge to edge of the container, see below:

  • Burn Time suggestion is 4 hours. Longer burn times may result in a shorter lifespan and problems with the wick. Also, it is a general safety hazard.

  • Drafty Areas should be avoided while burning your candles, as it runs risk of blowing out prematurely and developing craters.

  • Extinguishing Flame is best by taking your wick tweezer and dipping the flamed wick tip in to the melted wax, instead of blowing it out (less soot/smoke).

 

 

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  • My wick drowned! 1) If the length of the wick protruding above the wax is more than ¼ of an inch, you may get away with not needing your extra wick. Just wait for wax to solidify, and then burn again. 2) If the length of the wick is too short or cannot reach the surface at all, use the extra 1 inch wick provided and stick it in to the center of the candle with ⅓ - ½ of the wick on the surface, then burn the candle until the original wick can be retrieved (again, use your wick tweezer).

  • I have deep craters!  If this occurs, your wick will be too short to burn long enough before it drowns in the excess wax. You have a couple options. 1) Scoop out the extra wax to level the wax with the wick 2) Use the extra 2 inch wick provided and stick it in to the center of the candle (leave about 1 inch visible on the surface). Melt it down until it is leveled. It will eventually reach the original wick.

  • Flickering and Soot can occur if your wick transforms into a mushroom top. When wicks are too long when burned, or are burned for longer than the suggested time of 4 hours, mushrooming can occur. This can cause flickering or soot (too much smoke) - which may leave black residue in your container. Also, when you blow out your candle instead of extinguishing it by dipping the flamed wick gently into the melted wax, it may create more soot and smoke than necessary.

  • Weak Flames If you trim your wick too short, or it has broken off at the base of your candle, your flame may be weak or may drown out. Don’t fret, extinguish the flame and pour off some of the excess liquid wax into a safe container then relight. Your flame will come back to life and you will be able to continue to enjoy the wonderful aroma of you candle!

  • High Flames If the flame becomes too high or flickers repeatedly the candle is more than likely burning in a draft or it's time to trim the wick.  If you do not keep the wick trimmed and out of drafty areas, your candle will soot. Be sure to extinguish the candle before trimming or moving.

 

 

Warnings

  • If your candle appears to be burning off center you can correct this by  repositioning the wick slightly. To do so, extinguish the candle and allow wax to cool until slushy; using a wick dipper gently guide the wick back to center or toward the side that needs more heat before relighting.

  • Discontinue use of candle when only 1/2 inch of wax remains in bottom of jar.

  • Choose a candle size that is appropriate for your room size.

  • Always burn your candles on a heat resistant surface. Keep burning candle away from curtains, walls, cats & flowers, or any item that could catch fire.

  • Never put a topper on a newly lit candle, wait till it burns 1/2 down  or use it for decoration. Topper will get hot!

  • Keep Burning candles away from children and pets!

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