To ensure you have a long lasting, full fragranced soy candle, you should know the following information:
Create a burn memory
When lighting a soy candle for the first time, allow the wax to melt all the way to the sides of the container, this creates a memory burn. This will give you maximum fragrance and an even burn. If you do not allow the wax to pool on the first burn you may get wax remaining along the sides of your container.
Trim the wick
Always trim your wick to about 6-8mm before you re-light your candle. This will ensure a long lasting candle, minimise soot and remove any mushrooming of the wick left from the previous burn. But be sure not to over trim your wick as you may not be able to re-light your candle. If you do not trim the wick regularly, if the candle is in a draft or is left to burn too long you may get a “mushroom” effect on the end of the wick. This may cause some soot to collect on the inside of the container. If this happens, extinguish your candle, wait for it to cool, wipe off the carbon marks with a clean damp cloth, trim the wick and re-light.
Burning the candle
When lighting your candle for the first time it's important to allow the wax to melt all the way to the edges of the jar. If you don't allow the wax to create a memory pool on the first burn, you may get wax remaining along the sides of your jar. Candles should not be burned for more than four hours at a time. It is recommended that after burning for four hours, candles be extinguished, allowed to cool for two hours, and trimmed before relighting. When candle has burnt to the bottom of the jar (approx 0.5-1cm wax left) please discontinue burning. Continuing to burn with this low amount of wax may cause the jar to overheat and crack
Please remember Endear Soy Candles are hand poured, not massed produced, and while all effort is made to ensure consistency, every candle will be different. When using completely natural soy wax, sometimes you may notice darker patches or wet spots in your container candles. This is not a fault, simply a small blemish where the wax has not adhered to the glass 100%. This does not effect the candle in any way. The top of your candle may also appear slightly uneven, this is also a sign of natural soy wax being hand poured.