Soy Candle Care and Best Practices

Thank you for your purchase!  Here are some tips to get the most of your hand-poured soy candle:

  • When lighting a soy candle for the first time, trim wick to ¼” and allow the wax to melt all the way to the side of the container. Depending on the container size, this could take around 1-3 hours.  Failure to do this may cause tunneling which will limit the life of your new soy candle and may cause the wick to be swallowed.

  • Trim your wick to about ¼” before you re-light your candle and do this regularly. This will ensure a long lasting candle, minimize soot and could remove any mushrooming of carbon on the end of the wick.

  • Please remember the candles are hand-poured, not mass produced. Although every effort is made to ensure consistency, every candle will be a little different.  Since we use soy wax, sometimes you may notice darker patches or wet spots in your container candles.  This is not a fault, simply a small blemish where the wax has not adhered to the glass 100%. This is usually rectified after the first burn.  The top of your candle may also appear slightly uneven, this is also a sign of soy wax being hand poured.

  • Do not leave your candle unattended and keep it out of reach of children and pets.

  • Candles should not be burned for more than four hours.  After four hours, extinguish the candle, allow to cool for a few hours, and trim before relighting.

  • Discontinue use of the candle when ½” of wax remains at the bottom of the jar.

  • Store your candle in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight, heat or intense light.

We sincerely hope you love your new hand poured wax candle – but if for any reason you are not completely satisfied, please let us know.