Maximising the performance of your soy candle



Our soy candles are hand poured using soy wax, which is biodegradable and free from pesticides. They are palm oil free, contain no genetically modified material or petroleum, and are manufactured using pure soy beans. Our candles use full fragrance, which is non-toxic, containing no petrochemicals, phthalates or parabens.


A lot of passion and pride goes into creating our scented soy candles to ensure they are of the highest quality. So to ensure you get the most out of our candles, here are our tips on how to care for them.


REASONS YOU'LL LOVE OUR SOY CANDLES

  • Soy Wax is more Eco-friendly than Paraffin Wax; we even use 100% cotton wicks, providing a consistent, stable, heavy metal & zinc free flame.

  • Carbon Neutral - Cleaner burn than Paraffin based candles. Soy wax burns without creating the soot or smoke unlike other Paraffin brands or soy blends.

  • All of our products are handmade so each product is truly unique.

  • Soy wax is non-toxic and non-carcinogenic. It contains no pesticides or herbicides. Soy wax is an excellent choice for those who wish to burn more environmentally friendly candles.

  • Soy wax burns cooler than paraffin wax, therefore increasing your candle's life by burning for longer - up to 50% longer! Soy wax has a lower melting point so remember to keep your soy candle out of direct sunlight as this may cause it to 'sweat'. If this happens, remove your candle from the heat source and allow to cool. It will quickly return to its normal state.

  • Soy wax tends to have a 'rustic' look after the melt pool has cooled. This is due to the natural makeup of the wax and in no way affects the way your candle will burn.

  • Soy wax can be cleaned from surfaces with hot soap and water, but remember, although it is bio-degradable, it is still wax! Avoid pouring down your drains.



The First Burn is the Most Important!

When you light your candle for the first time, always allow the wax to burn so that it melts across the entire surface to the edges of the vessel. This will effectively assist in preventing tunnelling and help promote an even burn for the duration of the candle's life.

Remember not to leave a burning candle unattended, so ensure you have the time to relax and enjoy it on the first burn.


Trim the wick

Try to ensure that your wick is always kept to 5-8 mm long at all times. We recommend trimming the wick every 3 hours of burn time. When trimming, always extinguish the flame, let the candle cool down to room temperature, remove any wick debris and trim the wick before relighting. This will help to encourage a more even burn, steady flame, and limit mushrooming and sooting.


It matters where you put your candle

Candles can burn faster and unevenly when they’re near drafts or other heat sources.

Always put it on a level, heatproof surface away from anything flammable.

The size of the room also has an affect on how you enjoy your candle due to the ratio of fragrance to wax. A large candle in a small room may be overpowering and a small candle in a big room, ineffective.


Adjusting the wick

If you notice wax is collecting on one side of the jar and burning unevenly simply adjust your wick back to the centre or lean it closer to the side that needs more heat. You’ll need to do this when the wax is still in a warm and pliable form so please DO NOT use your fingers. Nudge it gently with an object.


Storing candles

Store your candles in cool, dark and dry places, out of direct sunlight or harsh indoor lighting. This helps protect it from discolouration, fading and losing the scent.


Cleaning candles

Remove dust and fingerprints from your candle by gently rubbing the surface with a piece of nylon or a soft cloth. The cloth can be dry or slightly dampened with water.


Know when the candle is done

Always monitor the amount of remaining wax in a candle container. Once the wax falls below the 10 mm mark, discontinue use. Although it is tempting to continue burning your candle until the wax is gone, we strongly advise against this as the flame needs a solid base of wax to avoid overheating the glass vessel. Following this rule will help prevent heat damage to the vessel and the surface surrounding the candle.


SAFETY PRECAUTIONS

Candles are meant to be enjoyed, but it is important that you follow some safety rules when burning them.

  • Never leave a burning candle unattended. Extinguish all candles when you leave a room or before going to sleep.

  • Don't place a burning candle within two feet of clothing, books, curtains or anything flammable.

  • Keep lit candles away from draughts, ceiling fans and any air currents. Any form of air current can cause uneven burning, smoking, diminish the scent throw and even decrease the burn time.

  • Trim the wick to 5-8 mm each time the candle is lit. This helps prevent the flame from getting too large.

  • Keep candles out of reach of children and pets.

  • Place candle holders on a stable, heat-resistant surface that is sturdy and large enough to catch any melted wax.

  • Extinguish a candle if the flame gets too close to the candle holder or vessel.

  • Place burning candles at least 10 cm apart from one another.

  • A burning candle should not be used as a nightlight.

  • A candle should not be burned for more than four hours at a time.

  • Do not burn the candle if the container is cracked, chipped, scratched or damaged in any way.

  • If the candle is burning correctly, it should be constant (not flickering), teardrop shaped and upright.


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