Lighting: Always light a beeswax candle at the base of the wick. This draws wax into the wick and ensures that the wick doesn’t char. You want to be burning beeswax not the wick.
Extinguishing Candles: For beeswax pillars simply dunk the wick into melted wax and straighten, making sure to center it for an even burn. This allows to you to relight it easily. This does not apply to candlesticks such as Tapers, Tubes and Bases – snuffing them out with a pinch style snuffer works best.
Trim the wick: Carbon may build up on the wick. If this occurs extinguish the candle, trim the wick and relight. Trim pillar wicks at ¼ inch (ideal length for maintenance too)and candlesticks to a ½ inch.
Drips: When a flame flickers excessively it may drip. There are many factors which cause the flame to flicker: drafts, air furnaces, fans, etc. Candles are best burned in a draft-free environment. Do not trim beeswax candlesticks to less than ½ inch or it may result in dripping as well.
Clean-up: The easiest way to remove beeswax from your holder is to place it in the freezer for a few hours. Remove from the freezer and simply chip the wax off. Then wash with warm soapy water. For specific information on removing wax from your votive holders read more…
Bloom: All 100% pure natural beeswax candles will develop a white bloom, often in a very short time. This is your assurance of the purity of the beeswax. If you prefer a polished look just wipe the candle thoroughly with a soft cloth.
Warning: Never leave burning candles unattended. Do not place burning candles on or near anything that can catch fire. Keep burning candles out of the reach of children.
For more see our Candle care section.
Photo by Marlie Marchewka
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