Candle Care Tips

Candle Care Tips

We hope you’ll love our candles just as much as we love making them. Candle wax is another eco-friendly option. Here are some tips to make sure you get the most out of your candle.

Candle Care

Soy wax has a memory, meaning that it will melt at the same place it was last burned. When lighting your candle, we recommend that you burn it for a few more hours to melt the wax to the top. The candle will burn straight down the sides of your glass, not down the middle. Please don’t burn your candle for more than 4 hours at once.

Wick Care

Our custom-made candles are made from strong, reliable cotton and wooden wicks. They add a soothing and relaxing crackle to the atmosphere. You can trim the candle wick with scissors or a wire cutter to 1/4″ before. Then, you need to remove all trimmings from your candle before it is lit again. This will increase the lifespan of your candle, preserve its integrity and prevent it from smoking. It is normal for the wick’s appearance to split when the candle burns. To help your wick work properly, make sure you trim the wick between each use. You can check the height and eliminate any drafty areas if your candle flame is burning. You can wipe the glass of the candle with a damp cloth if there is any soot accumulation.

Tips on Fragrance

Your senses are built to adapt to your surroundings. If you spend too much time in the same place as your candle, your candle may not be as strong. This is perfectly normal. Take a moment to leave the room, then return. You’ll notice a stronger scent than you thought.

The candle’s diameter also has an impact on the space that can be scented. If you have a large room to fragrance, a candle with a larger diameter will melt more quickly. Multiple candles can be used in the same space to intensify the aroma.

The fragrances in candles become stronger with age. If you receive a newly-poured candle, it will stronger within 1-2 weeks.

Instructions for Candle Making

  1. Heating, processing, mixing, pouring, and pouring your waxes

Then heat the candle wax in a wax heater or pouring pitcher until it becomes liquefied. The candle wax can be heated to 200°F. Add the color and other additives to your candle wax at 190 degrees F. We recommend that you stir it vigorously for several minutes. This will ensure that the mixture is uniform and well blended. Then turn down the heat and let the wax cool to its recommended pouring temperature. To avoid any loss of fragrance due to prolonged heating, we recommend adding the fragrance before pouring. It is essential to stir the contents once more before pouring them into the containers. We cannot stress enough how important it is to pour at the correct temperature. Overheating can cause excessive shrinkage that may require multiple retours. However, pouring too hot can result in unwanted air bubbles, flaws, or other defects to the candle’s exterior. The incorrect temperature can make it very difficult to get your candle out of its mold.

Your work isn’t done once you’ve made the initial pour. It is common for the wax to shrink as it cools, so you may need to do another pour. Certain container candle wax mixtures do not require a retours. Most waxes will require a retours or top-off. To ensure the same color as the original batch, make sure to save enough wax. For container waxes, we recommend letting the wax solidify completely before you re-pour. This will allow you to keep the top-off to one. For votive and pillar candles it might take some experimentation, but we recommend waiting for the wax to set up before re-pouring. Too long can cause the wax to shrink and pull off from the mold’s top. This can cause problems when you do your top-off. The molten wax that runs down the side of the candle will cause unwanted streaks.

  1. Use mold and container preparations

No matter if you’re making pillar candles or votives, it is important to pre-heat any molds. You may experience surface chilling if your container or mold is cold. The best way to get a clean and smooth finish on your candle is to heat it. You should also use silicone mold release about every 4-5 pours. This will ensure you have no problems getting your candle out.

  1. Cooling

The cooling methods you use will depend on your candle’s wax formula and what finish you desire. The temperature at which candles can be cooled is up to the manufacturer’s specifications. We recommend letting container candles cool at ambient temperature when making them. This will help reduce shrinkage. The most common problem with container candles made by force cooling is the separation of the glass and wax, leading to wet spots.