Getting the most from your Candle purchase

Posted by Mishelle Smethurst on

Have you ever bought a candle only to have it stop burning half way down? This is something known as 'tunnelling' and it's a common problem caused by not following your candle care instructions carefully.

When you buy a candle, your Chandler should have given you with a small insert to give you directions on how to get the most from your Soy Candle and ensure it burns well.

Follow the instructions below and you will always get a well performing candle.

  • Trim the wick slightly before lighting for the first time. If you don't, the flame will be too large and cause an irregular melt pool.
  • Make sure when lighting your candle for the first time to burn for 4 hours. Make sure the melt pool (molten wax) extends to the edge of the candle jar.
  • Never 'blow out' your candle. Use a wick dipper to extinguish the flame. If you don't have one on hand, you can simply use the back of a teaspoon to submerge the wick just under the molten wax. If using this method, you will need to use the teaspoon to bring the wick back into a standing position.
  • Keep away from draughts. Draughty areas can cause the flame to burn to one side and tunnel into your candle.
  • Never burn for more than 4 hours at a time. Soy + Coconut wax is VERY soft. Power burning (what it is referred to when burned in excess of 4 hour bursts) and overheat the wax making it too soft. If you have ever had a candle where the wick has fallen over near the end of the jar, this is why.

Candle making is both a science, and an art. Divinity put the utmost care and attention into every candle we make and we want you to get the most from your purchase!!

Mishelle xx

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