Looking after your hand poured Bookshelf Candle
Trim the Wick
- If your soy candle is lit, please snuff it out before you trim the wick.
- Sometimes wicks will have a 'mushroom' effect after being lit for hours.
- Allow to cool (don't want any unnecessary burns).
- Trim the wick using a wick scissors but if you don't have any, use a kitchen scissors (be careful) and cut between 5-6mm and remove any wick/soot from the soy candle.
- Our hand poured candles don't like the cold and/or draughts (much like myself).
- By placing your soy candle in a draughty area, it could melt unevenly (who wants an uneven candle?!)
- If your soy candle has been lit for hours (like 2-3), I would recommend snuffing it out.
- Don't worry, your home will still smell amazing!
- Wax pools can be dangerous ie;
- The candle could spontaneously erupt into flames
- More smoke and/or vapour may increase
Going, Going, Gone
- When your soy candle is nearly finished, leave about 8-10mm of wax in the jar and do not re-burn.
- Instead of throwing out your glass jar, here are some tips to re-use it:
- Pour some hot water (not boiling) about halfway
- Leave for about 3-5 minutes (this will soften the wax at the bottom)
- Get a spoon and pop that wax straight out
- Clean your glass and re-use it as a vase/whiskey glass/book end or whatever you'd like
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