Use the guide below to ensure you get the most out of your new candles
1. Consider Size & Time
How Strong? Some prefer just a hint of scent within a room while others desire a
very strong aroma. Two candles are suggested for most large living spaces, while
smaller rooms may only require one. Personally, I light one 16oz candle in my
living room & it fills the space perfectly.
How Long? 7oz Mason Jars are ideal for short rituals, an hour of yoga, or reading before bed. These are intended to burn for 1-2 hours. 9 & 16 oz Apothecary Jars can be left to burn for 3-5 hours.
2. Let It Burn
The first time you light your candle, it is crucial that you allow it to FULLY melt from edge to edge before extinguishing. If you cannot dedicate the time to this first memory burn, be patient and wait to light your candle, otherwise you may be left with a constant buildup of wax along the sides of your candle jar (tunneling) !
3. Let It Sit
Do not touch or move candles while they are lit or immediately after they are extinguished! Also be mindful of the surrounding area when blowing out the flame, especially as the candle burns down to the bottom of the jar. You never want to risk dropping, spilling, or breaking your candle!
4 Post-Burn Notes
These are small batch goods made by hand using all natural materials, so they may sometimes appear "imperfect". Additive-free soy wax will appear cracked & crystallized after solidifying, but this is simply proof that the wax has not been tampered with. Sometimes wicks will dislodge because I use an all natural adhesive rather than toxic glue, but once the candle begins to cool you can swirl the wax a bit to realign the wick to center, or use a toothpick / used match.
5. Trim Your Wick!
I can not stress this enough! Before you relight your candle, always trim your wick to remove any *mushroom* buildup. This will ensure cleaner burns, reduce smoke, and help your candle last / not burn through wax as quickly. Don’t overthink it - just pluck off the mushroom before you relight! In SOME cases a carbon ball may not form & trimming might not be necessary.
Once you’ve depleted your candle of its wax, you can clean out the jar & use the container for storage or display. Candle jars make wonderful homes for dried herbs, crystals, art supplies, and much more!