Before lighting your candle:
Always make sure candles are lit in well-ventilated areas.
Candles should be safely placed out of the reach of children + pets.
Candles should be safely placed away from flammable objects.
Lighting your candle:
Make sure your wooden wick is trimmed to 1/8" - 3/16"....about the thickness of 2 nickels. Lighting wicks that are too long may result in a dangerously high flame + excess soot.
Light one end of your wick + allow it to travel across naturally.
The first time you light your candle, allow it to burn for at least 2 hours, or until it reaches a full melt pool.
Do not burn your candle longer than 4 hours.
Extinguishing your candle:
Use a snuffer to extinguish your candle.
Allow the wax to completely cool before touching or moving your candle.
In order to prepare for the next burn, hold the candle upside down + gently break off the burnt end of the wick or use a nail clipper (our personal fav.!). This will keep the wick trimmed properly + help to prevent any debris from settling in the wax.
Reusing your candle vessel:
Our jars aren't just for candles! We hope that you will find creative ways to reuse your candle jars + help save the planet in the process.
To clean out your jar:
- Start by placing a spent candle jar in the freezer overnight.
- In the morning, take the container out of the freezer + flip it upside down—the lump of wax should pop right out. If not, use a spoon or butter knife to press down on one corner of the wax to lift + remove. If you’re still having issues, boil water + pour into your ice cold candle vessel. Let sit + the wax should rise to the top.
- Use warm water, soap + a sponge to clean your candle vessel. *Windex and/or nail polish remover/rubbing alcohol can remove the labels entirely. Goo Gone for remaining residue*
- Use leftover wax in a wax warmer so none goes to waste
- Reuse your candle vessel as a planter, storage or even make your own candle