Our candles are free from additives and so here are a few tips which will help you get the most out of your soy-coco candle.
1. Trim the wick between re-ignitions.
100% cotton wicks don't burn entirely and as they get longer, they start to burn improperly, sometimes causing soot. A clear sign of this is if the wick starts to look a bit like a mushroom, a result of carbon buildup. Trim the wick to about half a centimetre.
2. Burn the candle for at least two hours.
As the candle burns the wax will begin to liquify at the surface, creating a pool of liquid wax. Burning for too short of a time can result in the pool not reaching to the edge of the vessel, if this occurs frequently, it will result in tunnelling, shortening the life of your candle and wasting wax.
3. Burn for no longer than five hours.
As the candle continues to burn, the pool of wax will become deeper. The wick can then consume more fuel than needed, which can shorten burn time and, in less common circumstances, cause some sooting.
4. Try to keep away from drafts.
Avoid fans, air-conditioners, open windows or places where people walk past often. Moving air can disturb the flame and therefore the quality of the burn. This can be a reason for seeing black marks around the rim of the vessel.
5. Put out the flame with wax.
When blowing out a pure cotton wick, it will smoulder. Dipping the wick in the liquid wax or using a spoon to pour some wax on the wick will prevent this.