Candle Use & Maintenance
When you light your candle, ensure it burns long enough to ensure the top layer of wax completely melts. This will be roughly 1-2 hours and will help your wax to burn evenly for the rest of its ‘life’ – if you don’t burn it to the edge of the glass then the wax ‘remembers’ how far it has burned to and will never burn beyond this distance. If you’ve ever had candles that ‘tunnel’ and only burn a little of the wax, creating a massive rim of unused candle, then this is why. If you ensure your first burn is perfect then not only will you minimise wax wastage, but keep your candle looking pretty until the very end.
Trim Your Wick:
If you leave the wick long as the wax burns it not only cause excess soot and potentially cause the wax itself to be dirtied, but for the wick to become extremely hot and dangerous. I’ve had candles actually break before because they’ve simply burned too hot, as well as labels melting off and ruining the aesthetic of my expensive treat, so trimming your wick after every use is a great habit to get into.
Blow It Out:
It’s always a good idea to keep burning time within three or four hours. This will ensure you’re able to cool the candle, trim the wick and prevent overheating of the glass container. If you keep a candle burning all night long, there’s a strong probability it will start generating unwanted soot and giving off a bit of stink. Keep an eye on how your candles are performing and if you need to blow the flame out and give it a while, then don’t be scared to do so.
Correct storage method:
Remember to cover the candle when not in use and store it in a cool place to reduce aroma volatilization and prevent dust from affecting the next burning efficiency.
Can cats and dogs use essential oil candles?
Our essential oil candles have been diluted with soy wax and beeswax for safe use.
Many people worry that certain essential oils cannot be used by small animals. In fact, as long as pets are not allowed to directly use undiluted essential oils to contact, eat, and apply them to the skin, nose, skin, and reproductive areas, essential oils are safe.
Animals have their own way of judging, if the nose or body does not like the smell, they will leave naturally, the owner must not force them to inhale the smell it does not like
- Remember to keep your home well ventilated when using it, and don't keep pets in confined spaces
- Keep the candle well and don't give the cat or dog a chance to lick or eat it