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How to properly burn our candles.
Melts- a great way to reduce waste!
Votives- a wonderful alternative to jar candles!


How to properly burn our candles.
Soy candles are made from a cool-burning wax and as such, they require a higher temperature to burn effectively, which is why you must follow these instructions carefully in order to gain the most burn quality and time from your candles. For votives, you must burn them in a tight fitting container in order for them to burn cleanly and efficiently. Do not burn for more than four hours at a time. NEVER leave your candles burning unattended. Your candles will come to you ready to burn- no trimming of wicks will be necessary the first time you ignite them. Please allow your candles to burn for one hour per inch in diameter. For example, if you have an 8 ounce mason jar candle, your candle is approximately 3 inches across, thus, you must burn it for at least 3 hours before extinguishing. This process helps to develop what is called a 'memory pool,' as soy candles burn by way of memory. It may take longer to develop a full melt-pool the first time, but each subsequent time your candle is burned, it should take less time to melt. Your memory pool, or melt-pool, should be at least 1/2 inch in depth before you extinguish your candle. Once extinguished, you need to allow your candle to cool completely before relighting. Following the first burn, please trim your wicks to at least 1/4 inch (1/8" is preferable, as it will extend the life of your candle). *Please note: tea light wicks do NOT need to be trimmed.

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Melts- a great way to reduce waste!
Soy wax tarts are a wonderful alternative to burning a candle with a wick. Yes, you can use them in electric or battery operated burners, as well! Or use with a tea light- simply place a tart (or several mini-tarts) in the top portion of your melter, place a tea light underneath, light the tea light and enjoy hours upon hours of your favorite scent! The best part yet: there is no container to recycle, and the wax that is left-over can safely be disposed of in the trash- it is completely bio-degradable.

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Votives- a wonderful alternative to jar candles!
Ever buy a jar candle, burn it completely, then wonder what to do with the left-over container? I have many times. The logical thing would be to recycle the container, of course. But what if you don't have to recycle a container at all? This is why I love votives. I have several votive holders that I can reuse over and over again. All that is left of a votive candle once it is burned is the metal wick holder at the bottom.

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