Candle Care

Six tips to get the most out of your new candle

  1. Most important: never leave a candle unattended! Place candle away from wind drafts, curtains, children, pets, etc.

  2. Soy wax has memory! When first lighting your new candle, and each time thereafter, allow the wax to melt all of the way out to the diameter of its container. Once the melted wax reaches the glass, allow it to melt until ¼” deep. This is called the “melt pool”. This is where the aroma is released. If your candle is extinguished prior to allowing a full melt pool, all future melt pools will not go past the first one.

  3. Do not burn more than 4 hours at a time.

  4. Keep your wick trimmed to ¼”. Occasionally, mushrooming may occur. This is okay and simply means that there is a buildup of carbon or a draft. This usually occurs when the candle is richly scented. After candle is extinguished, allow wick to harden and carefully trim to ¼”. Do not allow wick trimming to fall into wax, as this can create a fire hazard.

  5. Discard your candle once the remaining wax reaches ½” deep or ½” above the punt of the bottle.

  6. Soy is a living organism! It continues to expand, contract and change from its current form. It may also look frosted. These ‘flaws’ are normal and it is a clear indication that you have purchased a 100% all natural soy candle.

Why Soy & Coconut wax?

We are often asked what makes soy or coconut wax different from or better than regular paraffin waxes.

For one, both soy and coconut waxes are derived from plant materials while its counter partner, paraffin wax, is derived from petroleum (a refined gasoline product) that contains carcinogenic substances. These substances may be released into the air while burning. Soy-coconut candles are non-toxic, so they won’t release toxins into the air as they burn.

Soy and coconut are both natural, renewable resources and are biodegradable.

They have a longer burn-time because of its cooler burning temperature so the soy-coconut candles, while sometimes more expensive than common paraffin candles, will last longer and is a better value in the long run.

Soy-coconut wax burns cleaner with little soot released. Paraffin candles often create a significant amount of black soot that collects on the jar, as well as on your walls and other surfaces of your home. The soy-coconut candle may accumulate some black soot on the jar, but the amount is much less than paraffin candles.

The combination of soy and coconut wax makes for a clean-burning, natural and superior candle! As far as sustainability goes, it is far greater to most candle waxes. The oil is obtained through a natural process and the wax burns slowly and cleanly while filling up the room with fragrance.