Candle Burning Tips & Ideas
Our candles are made with 100% soy wax. Since soy burns at a cooler temperature than paraffin wax, you will likely notice that your Roxanna's Candle products last longer. You may also notice that the cool-burning wax, combined with the wooden wick may produce a slow-burning ember instead of a full, tall flame.
To get the very most out of your candle, it is best to do the following:
- Light your candle at the base of the wick, holding the flame (long-reach lighters are best) at the bottom of wooden wick (where it meets the wax) until the wick is completely lit. Since our wooden wicks are not dipped in petroleum (yeah, some people do that!), it may take a few attempts before the wick will hold its flame.
- Only burn your candle when you have enough time to allow the entire top layer of wax to melt. If the flame is extinguished before the entire top has melted, your candle can begin to tunnel and will not last as long.
- To trim your wooden wick, simply pinch off the very top of the wick with your fingers or a paper towel or napkin.
- Burn your candle away from air vents.
- You can use the lid to safely extinguish the flame, and avoid any splattering.
When you are done with your candle:
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!
Once you've burned the last bit of your candle, you can clean out the remaining wax by putting your candle jar in the oven on the lowest possible setting until all the wax is melted. Dump the melted wax into a throw-away container and clean the candle jar with warm, soapy water. You can re-use the jars and lids as containers- they make great storage containers. They even look elegant on bathroom countertops as q-tip and cotton ball jars.