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Often, customers are not given guidelines on
burning when purchasing candles. Either the salesperson doesn’t know, doesn’t
care or the candle is selected from a shelf in a mass retail outlet.
Consequently, we have found there are folks with cabinets full of half-burned,
ruined candles that they can’t bear to dispose of because of the fragrance or
We want our customers to enjoy our product and get
the best burn results, so we instruct each and every one at the point of sale,
in our shop. Some “kind of” know how to burn, but many have never been given
proper instruction. Over the past three years, we have had many of our
customers, not only, return for more candles, but tell us their amazement at how
well their candles burn with these simple guidelines.
Candle wax, regardless of formulation, is a
“memory” substance. The first time a container candle is burned sets the burn
pattern for each burn after. Therefore, if a candle is not burned properly the
first time, there is a good chance that it will never burn correctly, but
“tunnel” down through the container until it eventually drowns itself and ceases
By using the following simple guidelines, there is
a very good chance you will never have a bad candle again:
The first burn of a candle is based on the
diameter of the container…1 hour of burn time for each inch of diameter.
Our 7 oz. Tumbler needs to be
burned for a minimum of 2 ½ - 3 hours the first time.
Our 14 oz. Aromatherapy Bean
Pot needs to be burned for a minimum of 3 hours
Our 14 oz. Seasonal, 16 oz.
Apothecary & 24 oz. Triples need to be burned for a minimum of 4 hours.
After this first burn, they
can be burned for any time long or short with success.
Get in the habit of trimming your wicks to ¼
inch before each burn (even the first time). Although our soy wax is
considered relatively smoke free, any candle with too large of a flame will
produce smoke. Also, your candle will last the amount of time intended. Our
wax, generally, burns about 7 hours per ounce under optimum conditions.
Remember, you always get what you pay for…so if a candle is at a really GREAT
price…there is probably a very good reason for that price. It will either burn
poorly or have no fragrance when burned.
probably the most important guideline…never leave a burning candle
unattended…a simple rule we all tend to forget from time to time.