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How to Care For Your Soy Candle

Marcy Miller

Posted on July 19 2019

How to Care For Your Soy Candle

So you want to know how to care for your soy candle! I'm so excited to share with you a few tips on caring for soy candles! These tips will help you enjoy your soy candles a little bit better, and help you get your value out of the candles you purchase. These tips will help your candles last longer and hold their fragrance better.

 

1. TRIM YOUR SOY CANDLE WICK

My first tip and probably the most important  – trim your soy candle wick. It's so important. You trim the wick to 1/8 of an inch for a smooth burning flame. It 's best to do with wick trimmers but you can also do it with scissors. Just be sure to remove the trimmings from the wax. This should be done before each candle lighting.

 

2. YOUR FIRST BURN

The first time you burn your candle is the most important burn. You have to let the entire top of the candle melt, so there is melted wax covering the entire top of the jar. This takes some time but it is so important for the wax to melt from edge to edge of the jar. It takes about one hour for every inch of diameter of the candle. For Pure Placid candles that takes between 3 – 4 hours. This will prevent memory rings. A memory ring occurs when the first burn is cut short and it leaves a bit of a ring. When the candle is relit it will only melt within the ring and tunneling will occur and the wax on the outer ring will not melt. This tunneling prevents use of a large portion of the candle. So, please to get the best use of your candle be sure that your first burn liquefies the top layer of the candle edge to edge.

 

3. HOW TO EXTINGUISH YOUR Pure Placid SOY CANDLE

My third tip is never blow out your candle!! Dip the wick in wax instead. You can use a wick dipper or I sometimes use my wick trimmers to just nudge the wick into the melted wax and then bring it back up out of the wax. This really prevents smoke and keeps the fragrance in your candle unharmed. 

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