There's a science behind getting the most out of your candles! Follow our steps below to make sure you're getting the best value of your investment!
1) When you light a candle for the first time, always let it burn for a while! You want the entire top layer of wax to melt. This will prevent tunneling, which is when your candle only burns around the wick leaving you with wax that clings to the walls of the vessel.
2) Always keep your candle clean! Sometimes you can have a bit of black soot that accumulates on the sides of the jar. With soy candles this is less, but you should still take a cloth or paper towel (dry) and just wipe the edge of your candle before burning. This will keep your candle looking beautiful all the way down!
3) Trim your wicks!! I can't stress this enough!! Your wick should always be about 1/4" long. Use scissors, a wick trimmer (or your fingers, we don't judge! lol) to make sure your wick isn't too long before burning! This will cut down on any sooty deposits and keep your candle from burning too hot.
4) Always put your candle out! You can either blow it out, or use the lid to extinguish the flame.
5) Make sure the jar doesn't get too hot! As your candle burns down, keep an eye on it to make sure it's not getting too hot! Touch the outside of the jar... if it's hot, put it out!
6) Reuse the jar around the house! After you're done with your candle, you can pop out the wick and clean out the jar with hot water and soap! If you have any leftover wax, you can pour it into your greens or garbage bin (don't put large amounts of wax down your drains... your plumber won't be happy with you!) If you have any questions about how to dispose of your wax properly, please feel free to message us! The jars are made from 50% recycled material, so don't feel badly if you choose to recycle it... but they make great pen holders, qtip holders, and flower vases around the house!
Do's and Don'ts:
Do! Let your candle burn for up to 4 hours at a time
Don't! Put your candle in a windy spot (unless it's our outdoor Citronella candle). Leaving your candle near a draft cools the outside temperature of the jar which can lead to tunneling.
Do! Put your candle on a heat safe surface and never leave a candle unattended