Beeswax candle care:

Honeycomb beeswax candle

Stay safe and enjoy:

Keep an eye on the kids and pets when burning candles. Little hands (and paws) can easily burn.

Remove all packaging from a candle and the holders before lighting.

Before lighting your candle, check  the wick is about 8 mm. This ensures they burn well and don’t smoke. DO not trim the wick again.  We use wicks that trim themselves as they burn.

Don’t leave candles unattended...  keep a burning flame in sight.

Keep candles away from curtains or other flammable materials. 

When burning a few candles, keep them at least 5 cm apart so they don’t heat and melt each other.

Be careful when blowing out a candle. We recommend snuffing a candle, or dipping the wick in the melted wax, rather than blowing it out. “Blowing” a candle out may cause hot wax to be spread.

Burn Candles in a suitable container. If the container is damaged, don’t use it to burn a candle as the heat might cause more damage. Also make sure your holders are heat resistant and non-flammable. 

Rolled beeswax candles burn the longest on a flat tray to ensure they are up-right (ie standing at 90 degrees).  If they sit at an angle, they may drip.

Burn Tea lights, and votives  in the right sized container, your candles will burn at their best and longest time possible.

To ensure your honeycomb, candle sticks and pillars don’t drip keep your candles away from breezes.

How to clean glass candle holders:

Do you have beeswax left over after you have brunt a tea light? 
To get any left over  beeswax out of any holders you just fill them with warm water. Not hot water as that will melt the wax and put a thin layer of wax all over the candle glass.

Let it sit for a few hours (I normally leave it over night) and the wax will loosen. The water makes it shrink, away from the glass. Give the wax a little tug and it will pop out.  The metal tab will sometimes be a little more stubborn. Flick it out with a round tipped knife or heat the tab with a bbq lighter and it will slide out.

How to put out a burning candle so there is no smoke:

When you are ready to extinguish your candle, we recommend either dipping or snuffing the flame.

How to extinguish a candle

Dipping the wick in the melted wax of the candle is the best way to ensure the candle doesn't smoke after the flame is extinguish.
   1.We use a bamboo stick to gently push the wick into the molten wax around on top of the candle. The flame will be extinguish.
   2. Using the stick, gently raise the wick out of the wax and hold it so it is straight again. This is important to do while the wick is still warm and soft. If the wick is cold it will harden and break when lifted. If the wick is too short from breaking it is difficult to re-light.

Candle snuffer

Snuffing: You will need a special snuffer that you place over the flame. The flame goes out when the oxygen in the bell shaped dome is used up by the flame and so the flame can no longer burn. Don't rush removing the snuffer, leave it there for at least 15 seconds so the smoke does not escape.

 

Candle care

  • Before lighting the candle for the first time, trim the wick to 1 cm.
  • Don’t trim the wick after you have lit the candle for the first time. We use self-trimming wicks, so they look after themselves after being lit.
  • Don’t drain the melted wax off your candle. Beeswax candles need the melted wax to power the flame.
  • Burn your candles until the entire top of the candle is melted, ie the pool of wax is right to the edge.
  • You don’t need to “hug” your Happy Flame candles. We make them to  burn perfectly to the edge... the right wick is used to suit the size of the candle .

More information? Please don’t hesitate to email us.

 
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