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Tips for Burning Soy Candles

 

 

A fun fact about soy wax is that it has a “memory” and the first burn is the most important. When lighting your candle for the first time, always allow the wax to burn so that it melts across the entire edge of the vessel.

This will ensure an even burn for the duration of the candle's life.


TRIM YOUR WICK...make sure your candle wick is always approximately ¼” in length. 

This will encourage an even burn, and a steady flame.


Avoid burning candles for more than three hours at a time. We suggest that after burning a candle for three hours, extinguish the flame and let ​it cool until the wax hardens before relighting.


Keep candles away from sunlight and heat sources - candles will lose their scent and may discolour when placed in direct sunlight.

It is normal in soy wax for the shade to change in colour over time. This is mainly because we do not add any colours, dyes or additives and does not affect the performance of your candle in any way.


Please remember the candles are hand poured, not massed produced- and although every effort is made to ensure consistency, every candle will be a little different. When using completely natural soy wax, sometimes you may notice darker patches or "wet" spots in your container candles.

This is not a fault, simply a small blemish where the wax has not adhered to the glass 100%. The top of your candle may also appear slightly uneven, this is also a sign of natural soy wax being hand poured.


Cleaning out your candle jar after it’s finished is super easy. You can simply use hot water and wipe out the remaining wax. Or, my favourite method is to place the jar in the freezer for a few hours - the wax will then pop right out and you can use it in your wax burner and enjoy the fragrance a little while longer!


Once your jar has been cleaned with hot, soapy water there are lots of neat options to repurpose it.

You could use it as a succulent or small planter, on your bathroom vanity to hold your make-up brushes, toothbrushes or hair accessories. You could even use them to plant a small herb garden in your window.

So many unique ideas to keep them from finding their way to the landfill. We would love to hear your favourite ways to repurpose yours!

 

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