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Wick and Candle Care Guide

We all love a beautifully scented candle and what it does for our memory and emotions. Not only is lighting a soothing candle scent enjoyable and relaxing, it also creates the perfect ambiance and adds the most attractive decor to your home. It's a WIN WIN !   A trimmed wick means a clean burning candle. It's simple and it allows you to enjoy your best candle from beginning to the end. 
Now let's get started on the easy steps you need to take.  
  • The most crucial burn is your first burn. When burning for the first time, burn for at least 3-4 hours to ensure you have a full melt pool on the top layer of your candle, this is now called "memory burn".  When you are ready to light again your candle will continue to melt evenly.  Good rule of thumb is 1 hour for every inch in diameter. Example, you should burn your 3" wide opening candle for minimum 3 hours on the 1st burn.
  • Our wax candles are designed to burn evenly and consistently for optimal scent throw and enjoyment. To ensure this happens, always make sure the top layer of wax is melted completely before extinguishing. This prevents imperfections often referred to as "tunnelling". If the top layer is not melted completely, the candle may not burn all the way down on your 2nd burn and you may notice a tunnel in the middle of your candle , this is called "tunnelling"
  • What to do if you have a tunneled candle?  Extinguish your tunneled candle with ease. Heat up the side of your candle jar carefully to not break the jar with a hair dryer or heat gun, then melt the wax sticking to the sides of the jar. Your wick should now be at 1/4" so try re-lighting your candle again after completely cooled.  For an effortless, candlelit ambiance, place your candle on a candle warmer instead and enjoy the aroma.
  • Our Candles are made with an eco-friendly Para Soy Wax Blend, offering a cleaner and longer-lasting burn. Our 100% Pure Soy candles are also available, providing an even cleaner burn without releasing harmful byproducts. With both options, you can enjoy a delightful scent while knowing you're making a sustainable choice. 
  • Our candles are made with lead & zinc free wicks which ensures a healthier and cleaner burn. This ensures that your home is free from airborne toxins, giving you peace of mind while enjoying our beautiful scents. 
  • Trim your wick to 1/4" each time before you burn your candle while wax is solid and Candle is cooled. ( No need to trim your wick on the first burn).  Let's begin!!  After your 1st burn and your ready to extinguish your wick , always remember to Trim your wick to 1/4" after every burn and remove any carbon buildup or "mushrooming" for optimum performance. Trim off and throw away and your ready to re-light again. Additionally, for added safety, remove any debris that may have fallen into your wax as you would not want this floating in your beautiful scented candle (this may be flammable and could spark, plus it's ugly) Let's keep your candle clean and pretty!   
  • Never leave a burning Candle unattended.  Are you ready to extinguish your candle? . The Scents by Shaizy Candles feature a heat-resistant lid for safely smothering candles instead of blowing them out. This helps to prevent the release of smoke into the air, providing a safe and pleasant candle experience for all. 
  • 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.
  • Trimmed wicks  help avoid the emission of black smoke for a cleaner burn with less smoky residue allowing for a more enjoyable and eco-friendly candle experience. 
  • Warning:  This candle is designed to provide a safe and enjoyable experience. It is crafted with a warning to keep it out of reach of children and pets and away from flammable objects. For optimal safety, it should be burned on a heat-resistant surface.
  • This candle is designed with convenience in mind. If you see any black residue build-up inside the jar, it's easy to clean off just with a dry paper towel. This makes it easy to maintain, so you can enjoy your candle without any hassle.(make sure your candle has been extinguished).
  • These reusable jars are perfect for home storage and decoration. Made of durable materials and easy to clean, they can help you declutter while keeping an eye-catching aesthetic.
  • Any candles will smoke if the wicks are not trimmed
  • Our wicks are made with all natural unbleached materials. Check your wick and ensure your wick does not curl downward into the wax.  This will cause the candle to not light properly with a high flame that will make your candle unattractive. We need that wick pointing upward so you are able to continue enjoying.  A toothpick can help you adjust your cooled wick in the upward position and remove any debris that could of fallen into your wax.  
  • It's time to stop burning your candle when there is less than 1/4" of wax at the bottom of your jar. We know, it is a sad moment when your favorite scent is finished. But wait..... you can proudly rock a brand new candle every time the old one is finished and have the excitement of lighting a brand new candle.  There's nothing like that new-candle smell!
  • Sniff 'em, light 'em, but for the love of all things wax don't eat 'em! Our candles are so delicious-smelling you'll be tempted, but trust us - candles are meant for burning, not munching!   Trim your wick! 
  • 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, just give us a shout 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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