Useful Tips to Improve the Life of your Soy Wax Candle

Useful Tips to Improve the Life of your Soy Wax Candle

Did you know there is a handling and care process for your candle that will not only maximize the duration of your candle but also improve its burn?

Firstly, not all candles are built the same. We use 100% all soy wax in our candles. Some benefits of using sox was include:

1. Soy wax is natural, non-toxic, and biodegradable. Its safe for your home, family and pets! Soy wax also produces less smoot.

2. An all soy wax candle burns slower and when properly cared for, will lengthen the life of your candle. Our candles typically provide 60-75 hours of burn time based on the surrounding environment and proper care. We use a smaller wick to slow the burn time and improve the flame to wax ratio. 

In order to maximize the efforts of your candle, there are a couple of things you can do at home.  Follow these easy instructions below and you will be so much happier with your candles!

1. Soy wax has a memory! On your first burn, we recommend you allow the candle to burn for a minimum of one hour. This will let the wax melt completely to the edges preventing uneven future burns.

2. Prior to each new burn, trim the wick to a 1/4 inch to keep your wax clean and burning nicely. Not everyone has a wick trimmer, you can use scissors or once the candle is completely cooled, simply reach in an remove the top portion of the wick with your fingers. Trimming your wicks will significantly decrease the smoot ring inside your candle vessel.

3.  Try to avoid burning your candles for periods longer than 4 hours. Extended or overnight burning can cause the candle to develop inaccuracies in the structure of the candle.

All of our candles come with an "instruction sticker" on the bottom of the mason jar and customers who purchase at our online store receive a free "Candle Care Instruction" card.

Thanks for reading and supporting Fire on the Mountain Candle Company!



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