Soy candles are a popular choice for those who want to enjoy the benefits of candle lighting while also being mindful of their impact on the environment.
Soy candles are made from soy wax, which is a renewable resource that is biodegradable and produces less soot than traditional paraffin candles.
In this blog, we will discuss how to care for your soy candles to ensure they last longer and perform better.
Trim the wick: Before lighting your soy candle, it's important to trim the wick to about 5-10mm. This helps to prevent the candle from producing too much soot and smoking. It also ensures that the flame is not too large, which can cause the wax to burn too quickly.
First Burn: When you first light your soy candle, make sure to let it burn for at least the recommended time (see our recommendations here). This allows the wax to melt evenly, which prevents tunnelling and helps to extend the life of the candle.
Keep the wax pool clear: After each burn, make sure to remove any wick debris that may have fallen into the wax pool. This helps to ensure that the wick can easily draw up the wax, which will prevent the candle from burning poorly.
Store candles properly: When not in use, it's important to store your soy candles in a cool, dry place. This helps to prevent the wax from melting or becoming damaged.
Swap the container: Once the candle has burned down, you can wash the container and swap it for a new one. If you are not using a CandleXchange container, you can donate clean good quality containers to our UpCandle program for them to be refilled and donated.
In conclusion, caring for your soy candles is important to ensure they last longer and perform better. By trimming the wick, burning for the recommended times, keeping the wax pool clear, storing candles properly, and reusing the container, you'll be able to enjoy your soy candles for years to come.