CANDLE AND WAX MELT CARE
We hope that you enjoy your aromatherapy candles and wax melts as much as we enjoy making them. We want you to have the safest experience possible, so we’ve put together some safety information plus a few candle and wax melt tlc tips …
Before lighting your candle, please ensure that it is located in a well-ventilated room, placed on a level surface and away from any drafts, fans and anything that is flammable.
The First Burn.
The most important part of lighting a candle is the very first burn. Initially, depending on the diameter of the candle jar, a candle should burn for at least two hours and no more than four. This enables the wax to melt evenly, creating a liquified pool that reaches the edges of the container. Wax has a memory, and this initial full pool will enable subsequent burns to be slow and even. We suggest that you burn our candles for the full four hours initially and never leave a lit candle unattended.
Always extinguish your candle flame with a candle snuffer. Do not blow the flame out as it can cause the wick to move, and ash/ debris to fall into the wax. Do not use your fingers to extinguish the flame, the hottest part of a candle flame reaches 1400 degrees C.
We use self-trimming cotton wicks in our candles, however we still suggest that you trim the wick to 4 to 5mm using a wick trimmer. Trimming will remove any remaining ash from the previous burn ensuring that you continue with a clean, slow burn. It will also help to increase the aroma of the candle, which we like to call the ‘hot throw’. Always allow the candle to cool and reset completely prior to trimming.
We recommend that subsequent burns should be for a period of two hours, no more and no less. Burning for less can cause tunnelling which is when the wax melts only in the centre of the candle and doesn’t pool, leaving wax around the sides of the candle jar. Burning for more than two hours can cause movement of the wick, resulting in subsequent uneven burns.
Once you have completely extinguished your candle, replace the ceramic candle lid and allow the candle to cool down and harden. This will not only protect your candle from any debris or dust falling into the cooling wax, but it will also help to retain the intensity in aroma of the pure essential oils blend.
As our candle jar is white, when the candle burns down sometimes you may see some pale grey soot appear on the inside of the jar. This is in no way harmful or toxic so don’t be alarmed, it’s from the short burst of white smoke when you extinguish the flame. When the candle is completely cool and set, a quick wipe with a dry cloth or tissue should remove it.
Never allow your candle to burn out, always stop burning your candle when you see approximately 10mm of wax remaining. Once the candle has cooled down, simply remove the remaining wax from the jar, wash with warm soapy water and reuse the ceramic jar and lid however you please! Please do tag us on social media and let us see how it lives on in your home.
Never move a lit candle; we perform power burns to ensure the ceramic jars are safe enough to take the heat of the candles, they are but as with all candles, the containers get very hot. Movement may cause burning or wax spillage.
Always place on a flat level surface whilst burning.
Keep out of the reach of children and pets.
Always leave approximately 10cm between burning candles.
Always keep the wax of your candle debris free as it can act as a second wick and cause a mini fire on the candle wax.
Never touch the flame of a candle, it is fire, it burns.
If the wick moves slightly and becomes a little off centre, when the flame has been extinguished using a candle wick dipper (or a cocktail stick if you don’t have one to hand), simply move the wick back into a straight position and it will help it to set correctly prior to the next burn.
The Wax Melt.
Our wax melts are small spherical shapes of wax beautifully scented with our own blends of 100% pure essential oils. Unlike a candle, there is no wick. Each melt is gently heated in a wax burner, allowing the wax to melt and release an aromatic blend of therapeutic essential oils into the air.
Our unique blends allow you to swap aromas to suit your mood. If you need an energy boost one day, or perhaps a bit of calm and relaxation the next, we have the blends to suit your aromatic and therapeutic needs.
Initially, place just one wax melt into the top dish of your wax burner and light an unscented tealight that is placed underneath the dish, or switch on your electric burner as per the instructions. As the wax begins to melt a wonderful aroma is released. You may find that one of our wax melts is enough, however if you do prefer a much stronger aroma, you can add another once the first has melted. Don’t overfill the dish as this can cause wax to spill over and can result in burning, damage or a fire.
Each wax melt lasts approximately four hours. We suggest using a four hour burning tealight to get the best from your aromatherapy experience.
When you have finished simply extinguish the tealight flame or switch off the burner. Allow the wax to cool and enjoy the lingering aroma.
To remove old wax from your dish there are a few ways in which you can do this.
1 – If the wax is still warm and liquified, place a cotton ball, cotton pad or paper towel into the wax and allow it to absorb the wax and bin it. Using a paper towel, simply wipe away any excess wax that remains.
2 – If the wax has hardened, heat it up until you see the edges melting and loosening, do this by using a tealight underneath as you usually would, or by switching on your electric burner. Once the wax has loosened up you can simply pop the solid disc of wax out. Using a paper towel, simply wipe away any excess wax that remains.
3 – If you have a two-piece burner. Instead of using a tealight as with option 2, simply place the top dish into a very shallow bowl of hot water, ensuring that the water doesn’t go onto the wax. The solid wax disc will pop out exactly as per option 2.
Top tip: If you prefer the methods in options 2 or 3 why not save up the wax and make your own tealights, so nothing goes to waste.
Store the pack in a cool dry place. Our packaging has been designed with storage in mind to keep the wax melts in good condition, retain their aroma, and keep the essential oils blends in the wax, away from direct sunlight
There are two types of burners: tealight and electric. We advise you to follow the safety instructions and guidance for the specific wax burner you use.
Do not eat. As good as they look and smell, our wax melts are natural but not for consumption.
Please store in a cool dry place when not in use.
Keep wax melts and wax burners safely away from children and pets.
Never leave a naked flame unattended.
If using an electric wax burner, please refer to the specific safety guidance provided with the burner.
The burner will be hot, wait until cool to move it.
Do not put your fingers or hands into the wax or flame.
Ensure that the burner is on a level, heat resistant surface.