Caring for your Candles

All of our scented candles are lovingly made in our studios at Kigbeare, near Okehampton. Here we share with you our tips for keeping them looking their best and working their magic for you and your home …

BURNING YOUR CANDLE

1. Light your candle in a well-ventilated room away from drafts or fans.

2. Burn candles for one and a half to two hours at a time. Burning for less time can cause the candle to ‘tunnel’ which means a build-up of wax forms around the vessel’s sides and the wick becomes deeper and harder to reach.

3. Stop burning your candle when around 1cm of wax remains at the bottom. The vessels can then be returned to us at The Dartmoor Soap Company to be refilled with any aromatherapy scent from our range.

4. The natural vegetable wax we use is so clean it can be massaged into nails and cuticles to strengthen and moisturise them, be cautious when using hot wax though.

CARING FOR WICKS

1. Keep the wax pool clear of wick trimmings and matches to enable the flame to burn clean.
 
2. After extinguishing the flame with a snuffer centre and straighten the wick.  If you see a flaming wick come close to the vessel wall, extinguish the flame and straighten the wick.

HOW TO STORE YOUR CANDLE

1. When your candle isn’t in use protect the wax from dust which can dull its scent and cause problems during burning. 
 
2. Our candles are made with 100% natural ingredients and do not contain any nasties. They do, therefore, need to be used within a reasonable period of time in order to experience the benefit of their beautiful scent.

Did you know?

‘Pull away’ is a term used to describe what looks like air bubbles on candles in clear glass vessels. After the molten wax has been poured into a vessel and cools down, it will slightly shrink, which can cause the wax to ‘pull away’ very slightly from the vessel wall. This gap is no larger than a hair, but the glass can act as a magnifier; thus, creating the illusion of an air bubble. However, there’s no need to worry about this, as once you light your candle and it warms back up, these bubbles will start to disappear.*

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