Candle Care Guide
CANDLE CARE GUIDE
Bligh St Candle Co creates premium soy wax candles that are hand poured in its Sydney studio. Soy wax is a natural product and gives a wonderful cold and hot scent throw. The following guide will help you achieve a long lasting, full fragranced soy candle.
CREATE A BURN MEMORY
When lighting a soy candle for the first time, allow the wax to melt all the way to the sides of the container. Candles have a memory, so if you don’t allow the wax to pool in the first burn you may get wax remaining along the sides of your container, which will give you a tunnelling effect and all future burns will follow the same pattern all the way to the bottom.
TRIM THE WICK
Always trim your wick to about 6-8mm before you re-light your candle. This will ensure a long lasting candle, minimise soot and remove any mushrooming of the wick left from the previous burn. But be sure not to over trim your wick as you may not be able to re-light your candle.
If you do not trim the wick regularly or leave your candle to burn too long you may get a ‘mushroom’ of carbon on the end of the wick. This may cause some soot to collect on the inside of the container. If this happens, extinguish your candle, wait for it to cool, wipe off the carbon marks with a clean damp cloth, trim your wick and re-light.
Please remember the candles are hand poured, not massed produced. Although all effort is made to ensure consistency, every candle will be different.
Do not leave your candle in direct sunlight as it may affect the colour of the wax and lose its creamy white colour.
Avoid putting your candle close to open doors and windows. If the flame flickers constantly it won’t have the ability to burn the wax evenly.