Candle Care & FAQs

Candle Care & FAQs

What safety measures should I take? 

Please ensure you follow these safety tips when lighting your candle.

  • Trim your wick to 1/8" before each and every burn. This ensures that your flame does not smoke, flicker too much, or rise too high.
  • Your first burn needs to be 2-3 hours in order to achieve a full melting pool.  A full melting pool prevents tunneling, which is excess wax build up on the side of your vessels.
  • Never leave a burning candle unattended.
  • Keep your candle out of reach of children and pets.
  • Never burn your candle near anything that can catch fire.
  • Be sure that you place your candle on a stable, heat resistant surface.
  • Keep lit  candles away from any drafts.
  • Never burn your candle all the way down. Always leave 1/2 inch of wax in the bottom of the vessel.
  • Never touch or move a burning candle when the wax is liquid.
  • Place burning candles at least 4 inches apart from one another.
  • Never use water to extinguish our candle.

Are your products vegan?  Yes, we always take care to select and use vegan friendly wax + fragrance oils in our products. We never use ingredients that are derived from animal products when making our candles. These products are kid and pet friendly, chemical free, and soot free.

  • Soy wax is derived from a vegetable, (soy beans), while its counter partner, paraffin wax is derived from petroleum (a refined gasoline product).
  • Soy wax is a natural, renewable resource.
  • Soy wax is biodegradable and cleans up with soap and water.
  • Soy wax has a lower melting point than paraffin wax and because of this, soy candles will burn slower or longer than paraffin candles.
  • Soy wax burns with zero petro soot, creating petro soot free candles. Paraffin candles burn with petro-soot.

Do I need to trim my wicks?  Yes, before each and every burn of your candle it is important to trim the wick. If your candle wick is too long it can cause smoking, and blacken the sides of your vessel.  We recommend a cut length of 1/8 inch using a wick trimmer. However, small household scissors or nail clippers work just fine. We recommend that you only cut the wick once the wax has cooled to avoid any wick trimmings in the wax. Having a wick that is too long will not only cause your candle to burn quicker and hotter, it could also prohibit your wick from even staying lit.

How do I remove the excess wax to reuse the vessel?  If you are wanting to reuse your vessel, a good way of removing the excess wax in the bottom is to place the vessel in the freezer for 1/2 hour. This will shrink the wax and it can then be easily removed. Otherwise, run some hot water from the tap, adding a little liquid dish detergent into the jar and leave to soak overnight. The jar can then be emptied and you can dispose of the wax. Gently pick off the wick sticker. Wash your vessel with warm soapy water and a sponge. Leave to dry as normal and your vessel is ready to use again.