Candle Care

PILLAR CANDLE CARE


Caring for your Pillar Candles

Pillar candles are such a versatile candle. They look beautiful burning on their own or as part of a centrepiece. Burned correctly they will provide hours of gentle amber light and a wonderful honey aroma.

Before lighting your Pillar Candle

Place your Pillar Candle on a suitable candle spike or heat resistant plate then trim the wick to 5mm.

Burning your Pillar Candle

When you light your Pillar light the base of the wick not the tip to get the wax flowing.

On first burn, always burn for 3-4 hours to ensure an even melt pool. This will enable full wax consumption and prevents your candle from burning a hole down the centre.

As your candle burns down fold the edges into the wax pool to get an even burn.

When burning your candle, you may notice the wick is getting longer or there is an excess carbon build up on the wick. This can cause the flame to grow large and start to flicker. If this happens while your candle is burning first extinguish the candle and then trim the wick to 5mm and then relight your candle.

Try to get in the habit of trimming your wick before lighting it. Trimming the wick regulary can increase the overall burn time of your candle.

Extinguish your candle and trim the wick if:

  • The flame is flickering and/or smoking

  • The flame is too large

  • A carbon cap develops

  • The wax pool gets too close to the edge of the candle

Best way to extinguish the wick is to dunk the wick in the molten wax and straighten. This way you will avoid excessive smoke.

Burning Tip

Hurricane lamps or glass lanterns are not recommended for beeswas pillars. The lamp holds in the heat and reduces oxygen flow to the flame. This can cause the melted candle wax to spill over the side or may cause the wick to smoke the glass.

Users for left over Beeswax

Beeswax doesn't go rancid which gives it an unlimited shelf life. So if you are left with some unburnt Beeswax, don't throw it away follow the link to our information sheet.




TEALIGHT CARE


Caring for your Tealights We all love a Tealight candle! Some wedding venues not prefer any centrepieces to be Tealight based as this eases any fears of the candles being knocked over or dripping and causing a fire hazard. Whether you have purchased your Tealights for a wedding or to use to light your evenings at home, follow these tips to get the most out of your Tealights. Burn in one lighting Your Tealights are designed to burn in one lighting and normally you don't need to trim the wick. Burn your Tealights in cups that are designed for Tealights. If you do extinguish your Tealight it may not relight if less than half the wax is left. Rescue Tip Temperature can affect the burn of your Tealights. Drafts from windows and surface temperature i.e. placing your Tealights on cold tiles etc all affect how well your Tealights burn. If you find that your Tealight is not fully burning, try moving it to the centre of the room where the air is warmer. Uses for any leftover Beeswax Beeswax doesn't go rancid which gives it an unlimited shelf life. So, if you are left with some unburnt Beeswax, don't throw it away, follow the link to our information sheet.




FLOATING CANDLE CARE


Floating candles have had a little revival in the past couple of years mainly for wedding decor. Some wedding venues now prefer any centrepieces to be floating candles as this eases any fears of the candles being knocked over or dripping and causing a fire hazard.

Whether you have purchased your floating candles for a wedding or simply to use as a centrepiece for a celebration at home, follow these tips to get the most out of your floating candles.

Burn in one lighting

Your floating candles are best burnt in one lighting. Due to the intricacy of their design each Marguerite Daisy will burn for approximately 1 hour. But whilst the flowers made fade each delicate Heart candle will continue to burn for approximately 2 hours.

The temperature of the water can affect the burning of your floating candles. Too cold, the wax will not melt as efficiently, and you will be left with unburnt wax. Warm water will warm the wax and the candle will burn better.

Rescue Tip

Firstly, do not move your floating candle while it is burning, you'll drown it! If you do knock your floating candle and it ends up under the water, here is a tip.

Carefully remove the candle from the water, pour off any excess water and let it dry fully. Any water trapped underneath the cooled wax can be removed by poking a small hole through the wax and pouring out the trapped water. Allow the cande further time to dry fully then continue burning.

Uses for any leftover Beeswax

Beeswax doesn't go rancid which gives it an unlimited shelf life. So, if you are left with some unburnt Beeswax, don't throw it away, follow the link to our information sheet.




ROLLED CANDLE CARE


Caring for your Rolled Candle

Our Hand Rolled Beeswax candles are made from Beeswax sheets and feature a distinctive honeycomb texture. As they burn, the layers of Beeswax become translucent with a gentle amber light.

Before lighting your Rolled Candle

Firstly, remove all packging and decorations before lighting your candle. Place your Rolled Candle on a suitable candle spike or heat resistant plate then trim the wick to 5mm.

Burning your Rolled Candle

When you light your Rolled Candle light the base of the wick not the tip to get the wax flowing.

On first burn, always burn for 3-4 hours to ensure an even melt pool. This will enable full wax consumption and prevents your candle from burning a hole down the centre.

When burning your candle, you may notice the wick is getting longer or there is an excess carbon build up on the wick. This can cause the flame to grow large and start to flicker. If this happens while your candle is burning first extinguish the candle and then trim the wick to 5mm and then relight your candle.

Try to get in the habit of trimming your wick before lighting it. Trimming the wick regulary can increase the overall burn time of your candle.

Extinguish your candle and trim the wick if:

  • The flame is flickering and/or smoking

  • The flame is too large

  • A carbon cap develops

  • The wax pool gets too close to the edge of the candle

Best way to extinguish the wick is to dunk the wick in the molten wax and straighten. This way you will avoid excessive smoke.

Burning Tip

Hurricane lamps or glass lanterns are not recommended for beeswas pillars. The lamp holds in the heat and reduces oxygen flow to the flame. This can cause the melted candle wax to spill over the side or may cause the wick to smoke the glass.

Users for left over Beeswax

Beeswax doesn't go rancid which gives it an unlimited shelf life. So if you are left with some unburnt Beeswax, don't throw it away follow the link to our information sheet.





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