A good candle typically has the following qualities:
- Safe to use: A good candle should be made of materials that are safe for use and not toxic.
- Soot-free burn: The wick should be well-made and straight and not produce excessive soot.
- Long burn time: A good candle should burn evenly and consistently for an appropriate time, given its size.
- Strong and pleasant scent: If the candle is scented, it should have a strong and appealing fragrance that lasts throughout its burn.
- Even wax pool: The wax should melt evenly and form a complete melt pool, which helps ensure the candle burns evenly.
- Consistent colour: A good candle should have a consistent colour throughout its burn time without discolouration.
- Good value: The price of the candle should reflect its quality and burn time.
Candles can provide a variety of benefits, including:
- Ambient lighting: Candles can create a warm and cosy atmosphere, making them a great addition to any room.
- Fragrance: Candles can fill your home with a pleasant aroma, helping to mask unwanted odours or create a relaxing atmosphere.
- Aromatherapy: Certain candles with essential oil fragrances can have therapeutic benefits, such as reducing stress and promoting relaxation.
- Decoration: Candles can also be used for decorative purposes, adding a touch of style to any room.
Scented candles work in a similar way to regular candles. The difference is that aromatic candles contain fragrance oils, which are added to the wax when the candle is made. As the candle burns, the flame's heat vaporizes the fragrance oil and the wax, causing it to spread into the air and create a pleasant aroma. The strength of the fragrance will depend on the type and quality of the fragrance oil used, as well as factors such as the room's size and the candle's burn time.
The burn time of a candle depends on several factors, including the size of the candle, the type of wax used, and the size of the wick. On average, a standard 8-oz candle can burn for 40 to 50 hours. Please check the product page for accurate information.
Candles are typically made of wax, a wick, and fragrance. Although Paraffin wax is the most common wax used in candle making, we only use natural waxes, such as soy wax, coconut wax, and beeswax, to offer a non-toxic and more eco-friendly alternative.
To ensure that your candle burns evenly, it's important to follow these steps:
- Trim the wick to 1/4 inch before lighting.
- Make sure the wax is melted all the way to the edge of the candle before extinguishing the flame.
- Burn the candle for at least 2 hours the first time or until the wax has melted all the way to the edge of the candle
Store your candles in a cool, dry place, away from direct sunlight and heat sources.