Now that you have carefully chosen your Scent of the Dales natural wax candle you will want to get the maximum enjoyment that it can offer and by following a few simple tips many hours of pleasure can be had!
Always try and purchase a 100% natural wax candle these provide a longer and much cleaner burn with no soot or carcinogens produced when burning. They can be made of soy, coconut, rapeseed wax or any other naturally produced wax not an oil based paraffin wax which is a limited resource creates a soot when burned and does not burn as long.
Beware of some Soy blends that are being produced, unfortunately these are mainly paraffin wax which is easier to work with and a small amount of soy wax added to try to be more environmentally friendly.
A blend of natural wax for example soy and rapeseed is absolutely fine.
On your first burn trim the wick to around 5mm and every subsequent burn there after, this promotes an even burn and steady flame.
When lighting for the first time ensure an even burn across the entire surface to reach the sides of the container. This helps to prevent tunneling of the wick and creates an even burn for the duration of the candle life. It may take 2 to 3 hours as a rough guide a 1 hour burn equates to a 25 mm melt pool.
Always burn your candle on a heat resistant surface away from children, pets, draught free and well away from soft furnishings.
Keep the surface of your candle free from debris, wick trimmings and spent match droppings.
When extinguishing use a snuffer or dip the wick into the melted wax then centre and straighten wick to prevent smoking on future burn. Do not blow out or use the lids supplied these are to prevent dust and keep candle surface clean. If you extinguish using the lid the smoke created inside the candle is absorbed back into the wax and can compromise the candle fragrance.
Try and avoid placing your lit candle in a draught this will shorten burn time, cause uneven burning, smoking and decrease scent throw. Extinguish candle if the flame becomes too high or flickers greatly, extinguish, allow to cool, check for draughts, trim wick before relighting. Never move a lit candle, extinguish and allow to cool, candle containers can get very hot when lit.
To maximise fragrance, burn in desire space for thirty minutes before entering. Open doors and windows will disperse fragrance.
Candles are best store in a cool dark place or look great under a glass cloche which also protects from dust or use the lids provided.
Dust and fingerprints can be removed by gently rubbing with kitchen paper or a soft cloth slightly dampened with water.
Avoid burning candles that are not in containers designed and tested for candle use. Candles burn extremely hot towards the end of their life and some containers especially ceramic and glass can disintegrate with extreme heat build up sending hot wax and burning wick remnants onto furniture and soft furnishings.
Never leave your lit candle unattended.
Recycle if possible, our glass and tin container natural wax candles can be washed out with warm water and detergent leaving a useful storage container, plant pot or vase giving it a second life for many years to come.
Get the maximum enjoyment out of your candles and have pleasure in your Scent of the Dales candle from JustNow Designs. Individually hand poured on the edge of the North Yorkshire Dales.
Lovely informative blog, very interesting information regarding candles that are not all natural.
Stunning pictures of your candles, they look absolutely gorgeous.