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Caring for your Candles

Stony Brook Candle Care

*For The Warm Hot Months
When your order arrives - keep your candles in a dry cool place for storage.
Orders should be shipped 2-3 weeks before your event to insure your candles arrive fresh and beautiful - this will avoid your candles from any frosting or color changing to the candle wax which is quite unappealing.

Trim Your Wick
The most important factor with Soy and Beeswax candles is to keep the wick trimmed.
Be sure to trim the candle’s wick EACH time you burn your candle.
Trim it to between 1/4 to 3/8 of an inch. It doesn’t have to be exact, but if the wick is too long, your candle will burn with a larger flame which will melt its wax in a shorter time and then the candle will not burn efficiently.

They are clean-burning candles. If you ever see smoke coming off your candle, it’s simply telling you that its wick is too tall.
Help a candle out! Trim the wick back to 1/4 to 3/8 of an inch and all will be well again.

How To Burn
To get the most out of your Aromatherapy Candle, burn it uninterrupted for a minimum of 2-4 hours the first time you use it.
Doing this allows it to develop a pool of melted wax around its wick.
Once the wax pool is even and reaches the glass of the candle’s Mason Jar, you may snuff out the candle.
You have now created a “memory” for your candle, which allows the candle to burn more evenly and give off a strong scent.
Never burn it for more than 5 hours at a time, as this will damage the memory burn.
And of course, do not keep or store your candle near heat sources, or it will melt.

Snuff Out The Flame
To extinguish the candle flame, DO NOT blow out your organic soy or beeswax candles.
The plant fiber wicks used in these candles conduct melted wax up the wick to the flame, very much like an oil lamp.
Blowing on the flame to put it out will cause the wick to smolder as small embers inside the wick burn wax within the wick fibers. Generally, this will not completely damage the wick, however it could leave the wick brittle and unable to relight or hold a flame properly.
Don’t waste your breath or you may waste your candle!
Your candle should always be extinguished using a snuffer or by being ‘dunked’.
Dunking is a method of dipping the wick in its own pool of melted wax that surrounds it.
To do this, simply bend the wick into the melted wax using something that will not burn, such as a metal spoon.
A metal spoon can also be used to snuff the candle if you prefer.