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Wax and Oils 101: Candle Care Tips

Follow these candle care tips and get the best out of your Wax & Oils candle:

When lit, allow the candle to burn for at least 2 hours or until a "wax pool" forms and covers the entire top surface of the candle. This allows the wax to burn evenly and extends the burn time and optimizes the candle's scent.  For best results, we recommend burning the candle in 3 or 4 hour intervals.

We utilize 2 different wicks with our candles, knowing which wick you have is key for proper maintenance as you burn your candle:

wax and oils lavender candle 8oz
A Wide, Flat Wick (8oz singles & 3-packs)

 

This is a "Self-Trimming" wick.  You do not need to trim this wick. During longer burns, the wick will slowly but completely burn away the fibers of the wick.

A single 8 oz Wax & Oils candle is perfect for a small to medium size room (e.g., bedroom, bathroom). Larger rooms with higher ceilings are often drafty.  In this case, employ use of 2 or more Wax & Oils 8 oz candles to achieve optimal scent throw or buy the larger 16 oz candle.

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A Round, Braided Wick (16oz single)

 

This wick does need to be trimmed. Trim the candle's wick to ¼ inch before lighting. Wick maintenance is crucial to candle care. During longer burns, the wick will begin to form a "mushroom" like shape, care should be taken to remove these burned remnants and re-trim the wick to ¼ inch after each burn.  Note: allowing your candle to burn as it "mushrooms", will negatively impact the candles scent.

A single 16 oz Wax & Oils candle is perfect for larger rooms with higher ceilings which are often drafty.

 

Our wicks are designed to manage heat dispersion and to slow the melting of the soy wax.  These measures ensure that the tin does not get too hot to move and extends the burn time therefore, furthering the enjoyment of your Wax & Oils candle.

Note: We are constantly testing wicks with all our fragrances.  The goal is to provide you with the best wick possible.  If you sign up for our newsletter below, we will keep you posted on what we are doing to improve our candles.  Feel free to give us feedback, we would truly appreciate it!!

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