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Soy Candles Info

 

Soy wax is 100% natural with No Additives
Soy wax is made from a renewable and biodegradable resource, which is environmentally friendly. The wax comes from the soybean and is grown by North American soybean producers.

Paraffin wax is a by-product of refining crude oil into petroleum, making it unsafe for our environment and our bodies.

What are the Benefits of Soy Wax?
Natural soy candles are soot and smoke free. Soy wax is virtually soot and smoke free. Soy wax candles do give off a small amount of smoke, which is produced by the wick. By burning soy wax candles by themselves or with our aroma lamps, you will no longer develop soot or smoke build up on your walls, ceiling or furniture. Not to mention your lungs!

Get Longer Burning Time from Soy Candles
Soy wax has a longer burn time, two or three times longer than paraffin wax. This is due to lower oxygen requirements, and the waxes ability to burn without the need of additives and hardeners.

Soy Candles Provide Lower Melting Point
Soy wax melts at a low temperature. This allows for an excellent fragrance throw. Soy wax does it on its own naturally and does not require additives to absorb the fragrance oil.

SOY CANDLE CONTAIN NO CARCINOGENS OR TOXINS
Soy wax does not emit carcinogens, such as benzene and toluene, once again making it safer on our environment and our bodies.

Soy Candles are Hypo-Allergenic
Our candles are hypo-allergenic and should not affect people with respiratory problems.

Safe & Easy Cleaning for your Soy Candles
Because of the lower melting point of soy wax (approx. 118 degrees), the melted wax is safe to the touch. It also allows for easy clean up with hot water and soap, if necessary.
You may also notice that sometimes your candle will "sweat" in high ambient temperatures or direct sunlight. This is a natural occurrence. Keep out of sunlight because colors will fade

Soy Candles Provide Full, Long Lasting Fragrance
Soy candles retain their scent for the life of the candle. They also have a large scent/fragrance "throw" which will cover a large area.

 

For Best Results with Natural Soy Candles
Take a moment to review these burning instructions

Soy Candle Burning Instructions:
Believe it or not, there is a bit of an art to burning soy container candles successfully.

Soy Container Candles
First and foremost, before each burn, make sure wick is trimmed to 1/8 -1/4 of an inch -- no more than this. This is necessary to avoid any smoking, and enables your natural wick to perform properly. It is especially important to trim as your candle is getting lower down into the jar,
and the wick is striving for oxygen.

Trim your Candle Wicks
You will notice some mushrooming on the tip of your wick (carbon build up). Always carefully clip off this mushroom before lighting your candle. Also, if you find the mushroom gets too large after a few hours of burning, extinguish candle, clip off mushroom, and relight. If you do not remove the mushroom clump, your wick will smoke and you will get sooting on your jar.

More about Wicks in Soy Candles
Natural wicks become very brittle and can break easily. Be extremely careful when trimming. You may notice that your wick gets a slight curl when burning. Natural wicks are made this way to keep the tip of the wick in the hottest part of the flame. Therefore you may find the wax burns faster on the side the curl faces. You can adjust this by extinguishing your candle and gently pushing the wick in the direction of the slower burning wax. Then relight your candle.

Even the smallest of drafts from a ceiling fan etc., can cause a candle to burn unevenly, so rotating the jar occasionally while burning is a good idea.

Don't 'blow out' Candles
Blowing out candles is not a good idea. It will result in smoke and soot on your jar! It is best to put candles out with a Wick Dipper. How it works - gently pushes the burning wick down into the liquid wax to extinguish it. Then you bring the wick back up out of the wax...no smoke, and your wick is primed for your next burn! And the best part -- they only cost a couple of dollars.

Best Burning for Soy Candles
Burn candles on heat resistant surfaces, away from drafts and never walk with a burning candle!

Keep candle lit until melt pool reaches edge of container... approx. one hour per inch of jar width (at least three hours with our candles). This is especially important, the first time you burn your candle, to give it a memory burn. If you don¿t burn completely to the edges with each lighting, you will get wasted wax on the sides of your jar/tin. Burn for no longer than 4 hours at a time.

Discontinue use when only ½ of wax remains in bottom of jar to avoid the glass becoming too hot.

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