Candle Care

Author: Gold Coast Soy Candles   Date Posted:8 August 2017 

Candle Care

To ensure you have a long lasting, full fragranced soy candle, you should know the following information.

CREATE A BURN MEMORY

When lighting a soy candle for the first time, allow the wax to melt all the way to the sides of the container. The first burn of the candle should last as long as it takes to reach all the way to the edges of the container. This will give you maximum fragrance and an even burn. If you do not allow the wax to pool on the first burn you may get wax remaining along the sides of your container.

TRIM THE WICK

Always trim your wick to about 6-8mm before you re-light your candle. This will ensure along lasting candle, minimise soot and remove any mushrooming of the wick left from the previous burn. Be sure not to over trim your wick as you may not be able to re-light your candle. If you do not trim the wick regularly, if the candle is in a draft area or is left to burn too long you may get a “mushroom” of carbon on the end of the wick. This may cause some soot to collect on the inside of the container. If this happens, extinguish your candle, wait for it to cool, wipe off the carbon marks with a clean cloth and re-light.

DO NOT BLOWOUT

Extinguish your wick by dipping the wick into the melted wax and then straighten. This will stop the wick smoking and will help with re-lighting the next time.

APPEARANCE

Please remember your candle is hand poured, not mass produced. Although all effort is made to ensure consistency, every candle will be different. When using completely natural soy wax, sometimes you may notice darker patches or wet spots in your container candle. This is not a fault, simply a small blemish where the wax has not adhered to the glass 100%. This does not effect the candle in any way. The top of your candle may also appear slightly uneven, this is also a sign of natural soy wax being hand poured. Do not leave your candle in direct sunlight as it may turn a yellow colour. It will not affect the candle in any way, it will just loose its natural creamy white colour.