Wick and Candle Care Guide

We can all recognize the enchantment of a delightfully aromatic candle and the favorable influence it exerts on our recollections and sentiments. Igniting a soothing scented candle not only provides pleasure and tranquility but also uplifts the atmosphere and enhances the beauty of your residence, making it a twofold advantage!

Ensuring the wick is properly trimmed results in a clean-burning candle. It's a straightforward practice that ensures you can savor your favorite candle from start to finish. So, let's dive into the simple steps to get started.

In summary : For your initial burn, keep the candle lit until a complete melt pool forms in about 4-6 hours. To extinguish the candle after use, use the lid. And, for all future lightings, remember to trim the wick each time.

  • The first burn is of utmost importance. When lighting your candle for the initial time, make sure it stays lit for at least 4-6 hours, allowing a full melt pool to form on the top layer, often referred to as the 'memory burn.' This establishes even melting for future uses. A practical rule of thumb is to burn your candle for a minimum of 1 hour per inch of its diameter. For example, a 3-inch wide candle should be lit for at least 3 hours during its first use.
  • Our wax candles are crafted for uniform and consistent burning, providing the best scent dispersion and overall enjoyment. To guarantee this, it's important to let the top layer of wax liquefy completely before extinguishing the flame. This practice helps prevent the occurrence of irregularities commonly known as 'tunnelling.' In cases where the top layer doesn't fully melt, the candle may not burn down completely during the second use, resulting in a hollow area in the center of the candle, a condition known as 'tunnelling.
  • If you have a candle with tunnelling, here's what to do: Gently extinguish the candle and carefully warm the side of the candle jar using a hair dryer or heat gun, being cautious not to damage the jar. This will melt the wax that has adhered to the sides of the jar. Trim the wick to 1/4" and, once the candle has completely cooled, try relighting it. Alternatively, for a hassle-free candlelit atmosphere, you can place your candle on a candle warmer and savor the fragrance.
  • Our candles are made with an eco-friendly Para Soy Wax Blend, ensuring a cleaner and more extended burn. We also offer 100% Pure Soy candles, providing an even cleaner burn. With both options, you can enjoy wonderful scents while making a sustainable choice
  • Our candles feature wicks that are free from lead and zinc, guaranteeing a cleaner and healthier burn. This means your home remains free from airborne toxins, allowing you to enjoy our delightful scents with peace of mind
  • Trim your wick to 1/4" before burning (no need on the first burn). After the first burn, trim the wick to 1/4" and remove any carbon buildup. Also, remove any debris from the wax for safety and aesthetics. Keep your candle clean and beautiful!  
  • Never leave a burning candle unattended. When it's time to extinguish your candle, our Scents by Shaizy Candles come with a heat-resistant lid for safe smothering instead of blowing out. This ensures a smoke-free and secure candle experience for everyone.
  • When you see black smoke and a high flame, this means you need to start caring for your wick. Make sure to treat yourself with a cute  Wick Trimmer  that also looks fab on your coffee table.  Keep your flame burning smooth and steady. Failure to trim candle wicks can lead to smoke with any type of candle
  • Trimmed wicks prevent the release of black smoke, promoting a cleaner burn with minimal smoky residue, resulting in a more pleasurable and environmentally friendly candle experience.
  • Warning:  Our candles are created to offer a safe and delightful experience. They come with a warning to keep them out of the reach of children and pets and away from flammable items. For maximum safety, burn them on a heat-resistant surface.
  • Our candles are designed for your convenience. If you notice any black residue inside the jar, it's easily cleaned with a dry paper towel, ensuring hassle-free maintenance and allowing you to enjoy your candle without any inconvenience (please ensure the candle is extinguished).
  • Did you know that our candle jars are reusable? These durable jars are ideal for home storage and decoration, and their easy-to-clean design makes them perfect for decluttering while maintaining an eye-catching aesthetic
  • Our wicks are crafted from entirely natural, unbleached materials. Inspect your wick to ensure it does not bend downward into the wax, as this may result in improper lighting and an unattractive, high flame. Keeping the wick pointing upward is essential for uninterrupted enjoyment. You can use a toothpick to gently reposition the cooled wick upward and remove any debris that may have fallen into the wax
  • It's time to extinguish your candle when there's less than 1/4" of wax remaining at the jar's bottom. We understand the disappointment of finishing your favorite scent. However, the silver lining is that you can enjoy the excitement of lighting a new candle each time one is depleted. There's nothing quite like the scent of a fresh, new candle!
  • Take a whiff, light them up, Inhale the delightful scents, but whatever you do, resist the urge to take a nibble! While our candles smell heavenly, they're meant for burning, not snacking! Trust us, they taste absolutely awful!
  • Scents by Shaizy cannot guarantee you will not have any issues with your candles if not properly cared for. Our Scents by Shaizy candles will make your life smell wonderful, but you gotta treat 'em right! Look out for your candle and it'll stick by you through thick and thin. (wink wink).  So if you're ever feeling stumped, don't hesitate to reach out to us here contact us . We're here for you and love chatting with you! (Kick up your feet and relax - you're in good hands!) 
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