Whether you're burning our cotton or wood wicks, both require the same level of care! Wooden wicks burn a bit differently than traditional cotton wicks do. But don’t let that scare you! Just follow these few simple tips to get the best results from your new candle!
During the first lighting, you may need to hold your lighter to your wick for several seconds.
When lighting your candle for the first time, light the wick where the wax meets the wick (not at the top of the wick)
ALWAYS trim your wick before lighting! Be sure to gently snap off the ash or burnt wood along the top of the wick with a wick trimmer or your fingers and then light as usual. Don't worry about trimming it when you first receive your candle, we've already done it for you.
Keep your wood and cotton wicks trimmed before each use, to 1/4 of an inch
Allow the melt pool to reach the edges of the container before extinguishing. This is VERY important during the first burn of your new candle as candles have a “memory”.
WHY SOY WAX?
Being a vegetable based wax, it does not give off any harmful carcinogens or produces black soot. Soy Wax is non-toxic and cleaner-burning as its made with no toxins or pollutants which means they are less likely to trigger allergies. Soy also has a much lower melting point so it burns slower than paraffin wax giving you a longer lasting candle. It is also an excellent fragrance carrier that does not require chemical amplifiers. Because of its natural and biodegradable properties, it can sometimes leave a hazy residue on the inside of your candle vessel, but don't worry, THAT'S NORMAL. They also release their scent gently and slowly so some softer fragrances may take a lil longer to fill a space. Soy candles need a little extra care to ensure a great burn but we promise it's sooooo worth it!
Candles can be a serious fire hazard if not used properly. Please follow these guidelines to reduce your risk when burning them in your home.
Keep out of reach of children and pets
Always burn candle within sight
Only burn on or near heat resistant surfaces
Never burn candle on or near anything flammable
Burn in a well-ventilated area away from drafts
Do not move candle while lit or until wax hardens
Trim wick to 1/4 of an inch every time before lighting
Do not burn for more than 4 hours at a time
Discontinue use when 1/4 inch of wax remains