Welcome to Your Mofo Candle Care Class 101
How to care for your candle
✓Be sure to let your candle melt for at least 2 hours the first time you light it to avoid the dreaded ''tunneling effect'' which occurs when you only allow your candles to melt for short bursts of time.
✓Put the lid back on (once the candle has completely cooled). This contains the scent and maximizes its ''throw'' when lit. Plus it looks super cute with the lid on too! Oh, and don't use the cover to extinguish its a tad tacky and you are a classy son of a biscuit, Okay?!
✓You may notice your wick has a hard time staying lit, especially at first. Don't panic! I repeat DO NOT PANIC sunshine! This is completely normal. Keep trying to light it until it finally catches. This is much easier to do with a barbecue lighter. It can take up to 5 tries before your wick can support a flame. A small price to pay for that lovely, crackling, wooden wick sound.
✓Here is something you DON'T have to do: trim the wick. One of the many perks of wooden wicks is that they require no maintenance. As they burn, they basically trim themselves.
These candles are hand poured in small batches right here in my kitchen! They are also made with a natural cocosoy wax, which is very peculiar to work with. You may notice ''frosting'' or ''fat bloom'' on the candle you purchased, but despite its visual imperfection, those ''flaws'' will not affect the quality of the burn. They are merely some of the many characteristics of natural, non-toxic wax. We could avoid this altogether by using paraffin wax, which is much easier to work with, but that would wreak havoc on our planet as well as your health.
Candle Sweating is probably precisely what you think it is. (like when you are in the sauna for 44 hours too long?! Youll be sweating excessively, that is what the candle is feeling like also.) It is when there are little beads of oily residue, “sweat,” on the surface of the candle or in some super toasty climates it can be a downright puddle! A combination of things causes candle sweating, and a natural cocsoy blend candles are notorious for sweating. Cocosoy wax can release excess oil during temperature changes, and this can be strictly from the wax itself. The lower melt point of the wax will cause excess fragrance oil to be released when the candles get too warm or are placed under lights (retail environments, leaving it on your windowsill in your apartment on a hot ass summer day, etc.
The important thing to note is that sweating will not affect the quality or performance of your candle. However, let’s be honest, it is not attractive, and it is a bit tricky to explain to a customer. Just Google “Candle Sweating” and you will find dozens of candle makers and candle brands trying to explain why their candles sweat, how it does not affect performance, and how “you just need to dab the oil off the top of your candle with a tissue or paper towel.”
Never leave a burning candle unattended.
(seriously I have to write this?!)
Extinguish all candles when leaving a room.
Keep burning candles away from children and pets.
(no, really, please if you love your babies fur or hairless keep them away from the light. Cool?!)
Do not place near flammable objects.
(*insert huge eyeroll*)
Make sure the candle is placed on a stable, heat-resistant level surface.
(if you want to keep your house intact, keep the damn candle on a steady and level surface man?!)
Avoid burning in drafts such as open windows, ceiling fans, and air currents. (yeah, that's important too as well to remeber *insert sarcasem here*)
Thanks for reading! You are now a candle expert *insert virtual high-five you fine piece of snack*(although you probably already were).