To get the most (length of burning, lovely scent, golden glow) from your new pure beeswax candle, it is very important to follow a few simple maintenance principles:
1. Trimming the wick
You need to be aware that you have to trim the wick every time it burns over 3/16” or 5 mm even when it is burning in order to enjoy a long burning time of your beeswax candle.
If the wick has been flattened, stand the wick upright and gently twist the strands so the wick is upright and tightly wound.
2. Hugging your beeswax candles (N/A for Votive Candles)
Occasionally it is necessary to gently press the edges of the candle towards the centre of the candle to ensure that all the beeswax burns properly. Do this carefully while your candle is burning or immediately after putting it out.
Hugging the candle will avoid melted wax leakage along the candle sides.
3. Burn your candle indoor, not outside or in a windy area.
4. Try not to burn paraffin wax candles while burning beeswax
We recommend that you do not burn paraffin candles at the same time you are burning our candles, as the negative ions produced by pure beeswax will cause the black soot from the paraffin candles to stick to many of your household surfaces, particularly vinyl materials (window frames), plastics (computer cases, garbage cans, litter boxes, children toys) and appliances.
5. Never leave a candle burning unattended or in droughts and burn them out of reach of children and pets.
6. Never leave a candle burning unattended in another room even when you are home. If you leave the room for an extended length of time, take the candle with you or put it out.
Tunnelling is both desirable and undesirable depending on your preference. We have designed our beeswax pillar and taper candles to burn as efficiently as possible without tunnelling and very little physical management on your part. To avoid tunnelling, simply hug your candles from time to time while burning.
A tunnelled beeswax candle has a beautiful glow to it, where the flame glows through the thin outer wall of beeswax while burning. We do not recommend it, but if you want your candle to tunnel, simply avoid hugging it. However if you do so, the pillar walls may become weak and hug on their own. Please be aware that lighting the wick may become difficult if the pillar walls become too high.
8. Candle holders
Always use a candle-holder specifically designed for candle use. The holder should be heat-resistant, sturdy, and large enough to contain any drips or melted wax. To ensure long burning times, Votive candles should be kept in a special glass-like heat-resistant candle holder that will be able to hold the melted wax.
9. Wick dipper
Using a wick dipper will eliminate your candle from smoking when extinguishing your flame.
10. Don’t burn a candle all the way down
Extinguish the flame if it comes too close to the holder or container. For a margin of safety, discontinue burning a candle when 2 inches of wax remains or ½ inch if in a container.