How To Get The Best Out Of Your Candles - Candle Care

How To Get The Best Out Of Your Candles – Candle Care

We are have been bursting at the seams to announce that Raggedy Bits has finally chosen the beautiful Candle range – Made At The Ranch to add to our growing Vintage Farmhouse shop. So today I’m sharing how to make sure you get the best out of your candles with some Candle Care.

How To Get The Best Out Of Your Candles – Candle Care

Candles are the little special touch that adds so much to the warmth to your home. You always want to ensure that when buying candles you buy pure natural soy candles with natural cotton-braid lead-free wicks. No harmful petro chemicals!! So lets get down with how to take care of your candles!

 

 

 

 

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Supplies needed:

 

The first burn:

  • When buring your soy candle for the first time it sets the memory for the melt pool. Ensure you burn your candle long enough for the melt pool to reach the outer rim of the container evenly – this is called a memory burn. This avoids future craters, tunnelling and uneven wax build up.
  • If you only allow the first burn to last an hour or so, this can result in a really small wax pool. The dry hard wax around the outside edge. won’t burn and you won’t get the maximum burn from your candles.
  • Always ensure that if you have more than one wick that they are all lit when burning your candles.

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Trim your wick:

  •  Ensure the wax has cooled and completely hardened before you relight.
  • Trim the wick using your wick timmer to approximately 5mm – 10mm.
  • Regularly trim the wick on your soy candle prior to lighting it. This minimses soot forming and your candle from smoking. This also avoids the wick building up to a ball. This can fall into the melt pool and become a fire hazard.
  • Don’t let the candle burn longer than the recommended maximum.
  • Don’t over trim your wick because the flame won’t get large enough to melt the wax to the edge again.

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Soot build up:

  • No candle can be completely soot free
  • Use an extended lighter rather than a match to prevent having to handle the candle upon each use.
  • Any soot created from the wick can be wiped off the jar once the flame has been extinguished, and the glass has cooled.

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 Candle Safety

  • Keep candles out of reach of children and pets.
  • Always burn on a heat-resistant flat surface, and never leave unattended.
  • Never move a burning candle, always ensure it’s extinguished and wax has cooled before handling. Glass may become hot, always handle with care.
  • Burn in a draft free area, clear of flammable objects.
  • Do not use the wooden lid to extinguish the candle. Use a candle snuffer, or if not available, blow gently and steadily on the flame until it is extinguished.
  • Do not use if glass is cracked or chipped.
  • You can burn our Made At The Ranch Candles, Large and X-Large candles for up to 4 hours at a time.
  • Lit candles must be supervised at all times.

Hope this goes some way forward in helping you get the best out of your candles.

Happy Candles!

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6 comments

  1. I was in the mood for candles today and I lit one I got for Christmas and it really made this gray day better. Funny that I found your post about candles too. I did not know about the memory burn so good to know.
    Happy Valentine’s Day,
    Kippi

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