What's up with all
this black stuff?
That would be
soot. You need to trim the wick before you light a
candle...each time! A candle wick should only be 1/4" when
lit. This will help to prevent soot build up on the
container. Don't forget that any flame will feed on oxygen.
Keep your candles out of a draft (ceiling fans & open
windows are the most common) and that will feed the flame
leading to smoke from the wick. The smoke has to collect
somewhere...what better than the rim of the jar.
Do me a favor
and remember that container candles get hot. Always put
candles on a heat resistant surface. I've seen scorched
tables, and melted TV tops, all from a candle that sat there
a little too long.
When you burn a container candle for the first time, it
remembers how far across the surface it melted. For best
results let the entire surface liquefy before extinguishing.
No one likes candle "hang up" (the wax left on the sides of
all of these candles, now where do I put them?
best stored in the refrigerator. Simply store them in an
airtight container and the scent will be as wonderful as
when you first brought them home. Don't freeze them (they
will break), but keep them cool.
you splatter wax all the way over there?
When it comes
time to blow out that candle you've fallen in love with,
remember to place a finger in front of your lips. This
prevents a gust of air from splattering the wax pool when
What, your pillar
just hate it when you're burning a pillar and the next thing
you know it's leaking all over your table? Then you spend
the next 4 days trying to chip off the hardened wax...well
here's the key to successfully burning a freestanding
candle. As the candle begins to soften simply mold the
outside layer of wax in toward the center of the candle.
This allows the melted wax to pool inside the candle instead
of on your table.