If you have never used a soy candle before. Here are some tips that can help you get the most out of your candles. We have created a run down for how to use your soy candle. As with any other candles, soy candles must be burned properly to get the most out of them, and for safety reasons. Always follow the clear instructions for safety found in the bottom of the candle. Or on the back of our business card.
Soy candle wax has what’s called a memory. That means that when you burn a soy candle and then extinguish it, the next time you burn it, the soy candle wax will melt across as far as it did the first time. Similar to how lava works!
This is why it is so important to allow soy candles to burn all the way across to the edge of the container the first time you burn it before putting it out. This ensures that your soy candle does not “tunnel” as it burns, leaving wax along the sides of the container. A good rule of thumb is to burn your candle 1hr for every inch wide that the candle is. So if you have a 3 inch wide soy candle, you may need to burn it for at least 3 hours for a good melt pool.
Another tip is to keep your soy candles away from drafts to prevent smoking and soot. Soy candles produce little to no soot when burned properly, but any candle will smoke and create soot if exposed to too much air, which is what happens if there is a draft.
*** Discontinue use of soy left in your container. Continuing to burn the wick when there is less than 1 inch of soy wax. Will cause the jar to shatter from excessive heat. This is standard with all vessels that candles are housed in. To prevent this never leave a candle burning unattended. ***
Keeping your wick trimmed to about 1/4 in, will also keep your soy candles from smoking and causing soot.