Candle care for tins and glass jars:
- Please heed all safety instructions on the warning label at the bottom of the candle tin.
the candle to burn at least 3 hours on its initial use for it to reach
its full melt pool, but try to not surpass 4 hours to prevent soot
build-up on the wick.
- The wick will be pre-trimmed when you
receive it, but be sure to trim it before each subsequent burn. This
keeps the flame from getting too large, which will burn through your
candle at a faster pace. The ideal height for cottons wicks is 1/4 in
and for wooden wicks 1/8 - 3/16 in. We sell wick trimmers in our shop,
and you can also use your fingers :)
- Some candle scents are stronger than others. If the scent is not as strong as you would like, try burning in a smaller room.
not be alarmed if you see any frosting (crystallization or chalky white
edges) or post-burn bumpiness on your candle. This is just an attribute
of 100% natural soy wax.
Prepping your container for re-use
with your candle? You can clean your container to either toss it in the
recycling bin or reuse it as a storage container!
To clean your candle tin or glass jar:
- Remove the leftover wax, wick, and wick sticker from the container (a plastic knife works well for this).
the container on some hot water or blow with a hair dryer to melt the
remaining wax. Do not pour water inside the container, because you do
not want to pour wax down the drain
- Use a paper towel to wipe the melted wax. Then wash with soap and warm water, or wipe with alcohol
- We do not recommend storing edible items in these containers, as traces of wax and fragrance oil could remain
Wooden wick troubleshooting:
wicks give a touch of sophistication to your candle but they can be
quite finicky! Here are some notes if you are having trouble getting
your wooden wick to light.
- When you initially light
your wick, give it some time to stabilize. The flame will dance around a
little and may appear on the verge of extinguishing, but more often
than not it will revive itself without interference and keep its flame.
- If the flame does go out completely, trim the charred bits so that the top is even and try lighting it again.
sure to always trim the top before relighting (you can use a wick
trimmer or pinch it off with your fingers) so that there are no uneven
edges. The ideal height for wooden wicks is 1/8-3/16". If it is too
long, the flame will not be able to soak up the wax and it will go out.
- It can be helpful to hold your jar sideways when you light it so that the flame of your lighter will envelop the whole wick.
you ever feel like your wick has been trimmed too short, you can take
some steps to correct this. If the wax is still melted, you can stick a
piece of paper towel in it to soak up some of the wax. If the wax is
solid, you can scoop out some of the wax and re-melt the wax evenly with
a hair dryer, so that more of the wick becomes exposed. Only take these
steps when the candle is unlit.