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Candle Care 101

Our soy candles are hand poured (not massed produced) with natural ingredients like pure American-grown soy wax, which is biodegradable, and are manufactured using pure soy beans. Our candles are scented with fragrance oils containing no phthalate or parabens.

Everyone always talks about the 'First Burn', but what exactly do they mean? 

Here are a few tips to help you increase the longevity of your soy candle.

T H E   F I R S T   B U R N

The first time you light your candle is so important. It will literally dictate how your candle will burn for the rest of it's life! Dramatic, I know but this is a game changer right here so read on.

Your candle needs to create an imprint and it will do so during the first time you light it a.k.a "The First Burn".

This is why it's so important to allow your candle to burn for a full 1-2 hours the very first time you light it. This allows the melted wax to reach the edges of the glass jar, creating a full and an even melt pool.

For example, let's say you light your candle for the first time but then need to rush out of the house for something - so obviously you blow it out. At this point the candle has only been lit for a few minutes so you'll see a small round melt pool around the wick. Now the next time you light the candle, it will only burn until THAT same exact point, thus creating a tunnel effect. SOMETIMES and only sometimes are you able to burn your candle past that point, but even then it's difficult to do so - it's extremely rare.

G E N E R A L   C A R E

  • Burn your candle for at least 2 hours or until the wax has melted all the way to the edge of the glass to create an even burn. This will create a candle imprint and prevents tunneling - a candle will only remember the burn radius of its last burn. 

  • Keep the wick trimmed to 1/4 inch to ensure your candle is burning gently, and so that ugly 'mushrooming' effect does not happen. If you do have a mushroom wick, that means you need to trim your wick.

  • Never burn your candle for more than 4 hours and keep the melt pool clean/ free from debris.

  • If black soot forms around the jar, simply blow out your candle. Wait for the jar to cool and wipe the jar clean with a damp cloth or paper towel.

  • Keep candles away from sunlight and heat. Candles lose their scent and may discolor when in direct sunlight. 

  • If the candle is creating an uneven burn, simply rotate the candle jar to the side that needs more heat. Uneven burns can sometimes happen by light drafts within the home.

  • Do not leave your candles unattended and remember to place away from draft, children and pets. Always place candles on a leveled/heat-resistant surface.

  • Note it is normal for natural soy wax to dry with an uneven surface after lighting. Remember - this is soy in it's purest form.

      All done with your candle? Don't throw it out just yet!

      Your jar can be cleaned with hot soapy water & reused around the home. I like to keep cotton balls & Q-tips in mine or maybe you'll finally find a place for all those loose pens in the kitchen drawer.

      V A R I A T I O N S

      All of our products are hand made out of natural ingredients there will be occasional variations in our products. These variations do not affect the integrity of our goods and will not be considered defects or damages:

      Candles • Changes in temperature may cause "wet spots" on candles. This is a term used to describe a spot on a candle jar that looks as if water has seeped in between the wax and the jar - don't worry there isn't. This is a natural occurrence that can happen when candles go through changes in temperature (going from an air-conditioned home/car to a hot, humid mailbox or vice versa). These "wet spots" do not affect the way your candles burn or smell in any way.

      Diffusers & Room + Linen Sprays • Different fragrance combinations mixed with our spray base may cause occasional separation between the two liquids. This is normal and varies from scent to scent. It does not affect the way your spray will work or smell. 

      Be sure to give these a shake before use to mix everything together for the best results.

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