A great candle experience begins with proper candle care and maintenance. Here are some important burning tips to help you enjoy your Living Light Candle. 

 

CANDLE FROSTING

 

This is one of the most frequently asked questions from customers who receive a candle that has a frosting effect on certain areas of the candle or on a specific layer if they have purchased a multi-layered candle. Frosting in itself is a perfectly natural effect of using soy wax and is unique to all vegetable waxes, especially soy. It is the natural re-crystallization of the wax and all soy waxes frost to come degree, especially when colours are used to create a candle. The one thing to know is that frosting is perfectly ok and is a sign that your candle has been made from 100% natural soy wax with no additives. 

CANDLE ADHESION (WET SPOTS)

 

A wet spot refers to the patch on your glass that almost looks like there is an air or water bubble between the wax and glass. What in fact has happened is the wax has pulled away from the edge of the glass. Chandlers (Candle Makers) are all striving for perfect glass adhesion and this is one of the most frustrating problems to solve. It does not affect the performance of the candle in any way but is an aesthetic thing. Although I try my hardest to ensure your candle comes to you in perfect condition, you may find some shrinkage will occur in multi-layered candles. This is no way distracts from the overall burning quality of the candle and in fact, just goes to show that each candle is unique in its creation with no 2 being the same. 

 

PREVENTING MEMORY RINGS

 

As with all candles, the first burn is the most important. To begin, candles should burn for 1-2 hours to create a memory pool. This will ensure an even burn of your candle resulting in little to no loss of wax. If the wax is not allowed to liquefy or to melt from edge to edge of the jar, it will create a memory ring especially if this is the first time the candle is lit. Once a candle has this memory ring,  it will continue to tunnel and to burn that way for the life of the candle.

KEEP THE WICK TRIMMED TO 1/8 INCH AT ALL TIMES 

 

We suggest trimming the wick every 4 hours of burn time. When wick trimming, you should always extinguish the flame, let the candle come to room temperature, and trim the wick to 1/8 of an inch before relighting. If you are using one of my Wood Wick Candles, these do not need to be trimmed. 

HOW TO LOVE YOUR CANDLE 

  • Find your favourite candle. 

  • Trim the wick 

  • Let the wax pool. Each time you burn your candle, allow the entire top layer to become a fragrant pool of liquid wax. This will ensure you get the biggest and boldest scent possible 

  • Burn it safely on a heat resistant surface, away from drafts, away from furniture, away from curtains, and never leave it unattended when it is lit. 

  • Know when to say goodbye to your candle when only 1/2" of wax remains. 

  • Repeat steps 1-5 every time you buy and use a new candle. 

USE A WICK TRIMMER FOR A PERFECT TRIM 

 

Scissors are an easy product to trim wicks but if you can invest in a wick trimmer this will give you a nice clean cut every time which will maintain the wick.

CANDLES SHOULD NOT BE BURNED FOR MORE THAN 2-3 HOURS AT A TIME

 

It is recommended that after burning for four hours, the candle is extinguished and allowed to cool for 2-3 hours then trimmed before re-lighting. 

 

FOLLOW THE HALF INCH RULE

 

Discontinue the use of a candle when 1/2" of wax remains at the bottom of the jar. This will prevent possible heat damage to the surface you are burning the candle on. The glass will also get hot so bear this in mind if you pick it up to move it. By following these instructions you will prevent any damage to worktops as well as your hands. 

FOR SAFETY SAKE 

 

Always burn candles well away from drafts, other heat sources, and anything flammable. Make sure burning candles are out of reach of children and pets. Never leave a burning candle unattended.

 

HOW TO STORE YOUR CANDLE PROPERLY

 

The candle wax and fragrance oils we use in our candles are sensitive to both temperature and light, so please be careful when storing candles for an extended period of time. If you store your candle, be sure it is in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight or intense light. Keeping it in a dark place like a cupboard or box will protect it from fading and discoloration. Since our candles can be sensitive to extreme cold and heat, it’s best to store them between 50ºF and 85ºF. And be sure not to leave our candles in your car for an extended period of time (particularly on hot days) as they may melt or discolor. Extreme cold causes cracking and separation, so it’s best to follow our temperature guidelines. After long exposure to the cold, you should allow the candle to return to room temperature for a minimum of 2 hours before burning it to minimize potential damage.

WAX MELT SAFETY GUIDE

 

Our Highly Scented Wax Melts are designed to melt in the well of your oil burner and fragrance your room.  We advise you to read our Wax Melt Safety Guide when using our products to ensure you stay safe and enjoy using our wax melts.

WAX MELT SAFETY GUIDE - TRADITIONAL OIL BURNER

  • Whenever a naked flame is involved there is a risk of danger.

  • Do Not add water to hot wax as it can be dangerous.

  • Hot wax can cause burns to the skin so be very careful.

  • Do Not ingest – if eaten seek emergency medical attention immediately.

  • Place your burner out of reach of children and pets.

  • Ensure your burner is not placed near drafts but in a well-ventilated area.

  • Do Not leave unattended while in operation.

  • Make sure you extinguish the flame before leaving the house.

  • Ensure you extinguish the tea light of the oil burner before you go to sleep.

  • Ensure you remove any plastic packaging from wax melts before use.

  • If using a small oil burner only use 1 wax melt at a time.

  • Wax melts are for external use only.

  • Wax melts contain dye so avoid contact with fabrics as melted wax may cause staining.

  • Hot wax can cause serious injury.

  • This is not a toy.

  • Do not transport an oil burner while in use as melted wax can spill and cause burns.

  • Take care extinguishing your tea lights.

  • Ensure wax melts are stored in a safe place away from children as they may smell or look like sweets which could cause them to eat them. 

  • Wax melts do not evaporate.

  • Wax melts will eventually lose its scent and then the wax melt should be discarded.

  • Do not pour melted wax into the drain.

WAX MELT SAFETY GUIDE - ELECTRIC OIL BURNER 

The following guidelines are to help you get the very best from your Electric Melt Burners. These wax melt burners are great for alternating scents whenever you fancy a change. These warmers run using a standard size lightbulb where a naked flame from a tealight may not be suitable.

  • Each Electric Melt Burner should be safety tested.

  • Place the wax melt in the glass melting dish supplied with your Electric Melt Burner.

  • Do not add water.

  • Plugin then switch on your Electric Melt Burner.

  • Allow the wax to melt, releasing fragrance throughout your room.

  • To change fragrances, switch off the Electric Melt Burner and allow all the wax to cool and harden.

  • Once the wax melt has hardened, remove it using gentle pressure.

CAUTION

  • Do not leave unattended.

  • Ensure you do not use metal or wooden objects to clean wax from the melting dish.

  • Check your melting dish is not cracked or chipped.

  • Ensure your wax has cooled before removing the melting dish and wax.

  • Do not use with fragrance oil.

  • Use your melter for no longer than 3 hours.

Please keep your Electric Melt Burner away from children and pets. Never leave unattended. Always use your Electric Melt Burner within sight and never burn wax near flammable objects. As with all electrical items, please keep clear of water.

 

WAX MELT SAFETY GUIDELINE - HOW TO DISCARD YOUR WAX

  • You can either light a tea light and after a few seconds, it will warm the bottom of the wax enough to push out of the oil bowl and then wipe clean.

  • You can put your oil burner in the freezer for 10-15 mins and then the wax will easily pop out.

  • For Glass oil burner bowls, run under hot water and then push the wax out.

  • Finally, you could use a blunt instrument to gently persuade the wax from the burner.

  • Take care not to damage the glass or ceramic.

  • Avoid the use of metal or sharp objects.

  • Do not use if you notice a crack in the glass.

  • Remove the remaining wax with warm water and moist cloth or sponge.

  • Avoid contact with eyes and skin, if contact occurs, flush with water. If irritation persists, contact a physician.

  • If using the Freezer or Fridge method to remove wax – Remember to allow your burner to return to room temperature before using again – or it may crack from the heat of the tea light.