Looking after your Candle
Every candle you buy should have its wick trimmed to 5mm before each burn. This avoids your candle making a smoke cloud when lit, ensures it burns evenly and you won’t get soot dropping into your candle. Do this when the wax is cool to avoid dropping the trimmed wick into the wax pool.
Your candle is 100% natural soy wax which means that it reacts to heat and light. While your candle should look beautiful and smooth when you buy-it won’t if you leave it on a sunny window sill or in any hot environment.
Soy wax reacts to heat and light by ‘sweating’ or ‘discolouring’. Sweating is from soy oils separating from the wax and fragrance oil leaking to the surface. Discolouration can occur in a variety of ways from white spots or lines, to yellowing. Citric oils are particularly prone to discolouration. Avoid this by keeping your candle away from direct sunlight.
OR just burn it, enjoy the scent and don’t worry about how it looks! These are all visual problems and shouldn’t stop your candle smelling great.
Our jars are made using real copper and brass-they are not plated. This means that the metal will oxidise over time. This usually looks like a green/blue hue on the rim to start and we have found it often forms on the surface closest to the rim of the candle first. You can polish this away using metal cleaner/polish (look for one specific to copper or brass for best results).
Always follow safety instructions listed on the bottom of your candle! Never leave a lit candle unsupervised, keep out of reach of children and pets, always place on a stable, heat resistant surface and be careful when handling your jar as it will become hot (particularly as it approaches the bottom).