To have an exquisite experience with your candle, follow a few candle care tips:
- Each time you light your candle, allow the wax to melt all the way to the outer edges of the container. This usually takes between 2 to 4 hours. If you do not allow the melt pool to form all the way across the container, the candle will start to “tunnel” (burning a hole down the center, leaving wax unburned on the outer edges). Burning for the proper time will allow an even burn and maximum scent throw.
- Keep the wick trimmed to 1/4 inch. Too long of a wick causes improper burning and the wick may curl into the wax.
- Keep the wick centered. If the wick starts leaning to one side and the flame gets too close to the glass it may crack. We use cotton wicks because they do not release heavy metals while burning but they do not stay in place as well as the non-desired metal core wicks, so you may need to adjust occationally.
- Never burn your candle all the way to the bottom of the container. Leave at least 1/2 inch of wax in the bottom or the glass may crack.
- Never burn your candle on or near anything flammable and do not leave unattended.
- To prevent smoking – *Keep wick trimmed to 1/4 inch. *Burn candle away from drafts. *Extinguish by dipping burning wick into melted wax pool. Never use container lid to put out flame.
- To remove wax – Scrape excess off and the remaining wax can be treated just as you would a grease stain.
- Earth Friendly Candles – Scrape the remaining wax with a table knife from the bottom of the container. Then the rest of the soy wax easily washes with soap and hot water (it can be run thru the dishwasher). Any black on the container can be removed with a brillo pad or a magic sponge. If the wick bottom is still stuck in the container it will come off by heating it (a heat gun or hair dryer will work). Now you can reuse your container for something else.