Caring for Your Candles

The right candle care is important for getting the most out of your soy candle. Here are a few tips and tricks to help you keep your little candle baby looking beautiful and performing stellar the whole burn through.

When you first open your MYH candle, you will see that we have done the first trim for you. As you burn your candle, you may notice a mushroom top on the wick, which is normal. Be sure to trim your wick to about 1/4" before relighting to ensure an even burn and to minimize any soot or crackling.

When lighting your candle for the first time, allow the wax to melt all the way to the sides of the container. This will take around 1-3 hours depending on the size of the jar. Wax has a memory, and it will prevent "tunneling" and extend the life of your candle.

Make sure that your candle is not placed in areas that have drafts, fans or vents interfering with the flame. These areas can cause your candle to burn unevenly or produce excessive smoke. 

Extinguish your candle by placing the lid on top. This will stop smoke from ruining the scent that has filled your space. It will also keep the wicks in place which will make it easier to relight next time.

When 1/2 an inch remains in your candle it is time to swap out for a new one. We, know it's sad, but you can place in freezer, scrape the wax out, rinse with warm soap and water and voila, you have a new container ready to use around your house. 

Keep in mind that our candles are hand-poured, not mass-produced, so each candle will have its own unique characteristics. You may notice darker patches or "wet" spots in container candles made with completely natural soy wax. This is not a defect, but simply a small blemish where the wax has not adhered to the glass 100%. The top of your candle may also appear slightly uneven, which is also a sign of natural soy wax being hand poured.

By following these simple steps, you'll be able to enjoy the natural beauty of our soy candles and make the most of their  hand-made and eco-friendly goodness.