Candles Lotion

Burning Instructions

We would like to take this opportunity to discuss some proper methods and share some information about burning your soybean wax candles.

The amount of time that your candles will burn is determined by the way you burn the candle. Container candles should generally be burned for at least 1 hour for each inch diameter of the candle. This means that if you have a 3 inch diameter candle, you should burn the candle for at least 3 hours to get the best burn time. This will allow the candle to achieve an optimal burn pool. We understand that it is not always practical to burn you candles for this amount of time. Your candle should burn fine for only a short period of time, but try to burn it long enough so the burn pool gets to the edge of the container. This will prevent the wick from forming a "hole" in the middle and possibly drowning your wick the next time you light it as the burn pool reaches the higher edge with the next burn.

Wick trimming is another essential part of proper candle burning. Try to keep the wick trimmed to ¼" to ½". You can perform this task using any standard scissors, as the wicks used are coreless or cotton core wicks, and not metal. If you should happen to notice "mushrooming" of the wick, these should be trimmed off as well.

Soybean wax itself will not produce soot, but if wick trimmings, matches or other material are left in the container to burn, they may produce carbon soot as they are burned. So it is very important to keep all of these materials out of the wax to properly enjoy your SOOT FREE candles. We also recommend using a long lighter to light your candles. This allows ease of lighting, as well as a much safer method, as the container does not have to be manipulated to get the flame to the wick.

As with any candle, it is also essential that you burn your candles on heat stable surfaces, away from drafts, and out of the reach of children and pets. Also, discontinue use of the candle when ¼" of the wax remains in the bottom of the candle as the container may become very hot.

And last but definitely not least, NEVER LEAVE A BURNING CANDLE UNATTENDED!

Thank you for taking the time to read these instructions. We hope you found them useful and informative. Please contact us if you have any questions. Thank you again and happy candle burning!