Soy candles can make a house a home, and add wonderful ambiance to any room. However, they need to be properly cared for, in order to make sure you get the most out of your candles. Here’s a few of our favorite tips, to keep your CQ candles working, smelling, and shining bright!
The First Light (No Tunneling Allowed)
Have you ever lit a candle, and watched it make a “tunnel” or hole down the middle of the candle, wasting the wax on the sides of the jar? This is called “tunneling,” and can be easily prevented with a soy wax candle! Here’s how: When you light a new candle, allow the wax to melt across the entire top surface of your candle. This will create a full “pool” of melted wax across the top, hitting all sides of the jar/container.
This may take about two hours, but is worth the patience, and will allow you to get the longest burn out of your candle. And the next time you burn your candle, you won’t have to worry about tunneling.
Trim Your Wicks Before Every Burn (To 1/4 Inch)
Trimming the wick of a candle before its first burn is important, BUT did you know you should trim your wick before EVERY burn?
It prevents your candle from creating black soot in the air, or on the side of the container.
It prevents your candle from smoking and flickering, which are both a fire hazard.
Trimming the wick provides for a more even burn.
Wicks should be trimmed to ¼ inch. It can be done with scissors, however wick trimmers work best. They are angled, allowing you to reach deep down into your candle container. We offer wick trimmers on our website, under Candle Accessories.