Soy Candle Care
- When you candle arrives, the wick is already the perfect length for the first burn!
- Allow your candle to melt completely across the top for the first burn, this will ensure more even burns for the life of your candle. Ideally, allow your candle to burn across the top each time it burns. Approximately 1 hour per inch diameter.
- Trim the black part of the wick to 1/4" before each time you relight your candle. You may also notice some clumps or "mushrooming" at the end of your wick after long burns. Trim this off! If it's already at 1/4", don't trim it shorter or it may struggle to burn. Proper wick trimming will eliminate soot and prolong the burn hours of your candle.
- Never allow a candle to burn longer than 4 hours without blowing it out, trimming the wick & letting it cool before relighting.
- Once roughly 1/4 inch of wax remains in your candle, it should no longer be burned. Most of my candles will self extinguish at the end. This happens on purpose. However, in the event that your candle does reach 1/4" of wax or less, please blow it out and enjoy the scent left by placing your candle on one of my 2-in-1 warmers.
- Store candles (especially colors) in a cool, dark place away from sunlight. Wax will discolor or frost over time or due to temperature changes- this does not affect the burn quality, just the appearance.
- Of course, never burn candles unattended. Bathrooms & empty bedrooms are not suitable for candle burning unless you're spending time in that space while the candle burns. I highly recommend wax melts, reed diffusers or room & linen sprays for these spaces!
- Always burn candles on a heat safe surface.
- Burn candles away from drafts, open windows or anything flammable. Drafts & wind will increase the flame size of your candle and also produce more soot.
Soy Wax Melt Use Tips
- If you take away ONE thing from this list, please have it be this: pure soy wax requires more heat than traditional wax warmers. "Scentsy" or other warmers that are designed for paraffin wax will not perform well with soy wax. If you're using these warmers & notice your wax isn't throwing scent or lasting long, this is why. You may also notice that it doesn't melt all the way around the dish in those warmers. Check out my warmers to make sure you're getting the most out of your wax! You can also shop other brands of warmers, just check to confirm they're at least 25 watts by checking the packaging or the bottom of the warmer.
- For best results, use 2 wax cubes from a 6 cube clamshell in a full sized warmer.
- Wax can last 3 - 7 days depending on the scent, hours heated and air circulation. I prefer to change my wax warmers each weekend!
- For wax removal, here are some great, simple ways:
- When wax is hardened, turn your warmer on for 2-3 minutes & remove the dish to easily remove the wax. This will slightly soften the wax holding it in place, so it removes easily.
- Dip cotton balls or tissues into the wax dish to absorb the wax.
- Check out my silicone dish inserts for easier wax changes.
- Lastly, be sure to keep wax out of reach of pets & children and turn your warmers off if you'll be leaving home or asleep!