Top 6 Candle Care Tips For Optimal Burn and Safety
Coconut wax candles are not only trendy and eco-friendly but also require proper care to ensure optimal burn and safety. To help you get the most out of your coconut wax boba candles, we've put together the top six care tips. So, let's dive in and keep those candles shining bright!
Trim the Wick, Trim the Stress:
Before each burn, trim the wick to approximately 1/4 inch (0.6 cm) in length. This helps prevent excessive flickering, soot, and uneven burning. A trimmed wick ensures a clean and steady flame, making your candle's glow even more mesmerizing. But don't worry! Your first wick trim is on us! We've made sure that your brand new candles are ready to burn the minute they arrive at your door!
Patience is a Burning Virtue:
It might be tempting to light up your coconut wax candle and let it burn for just a few minutes. But hold your horses! For the first two sessions, allow the candle to burn for at least 3-4 hours. Unlike soy candles, coconut wax burns a little cooler which means it'll create a full melt pool, meaning the wax melts and reaches the edges of the container, during your second burn session. Patience pays off with a clean and even burn throughout the lifespan of your candle.
Give it Some Space:
Candles need their personal space too! When lighting multiple coconut wax candles, ensure they are at least 4-6 inches (10-15 cm) apart from each other. This prevents the heat from one candle affecting the others, maintaining their individual burn characteristics and prolonging their lifespan.
Extinguish with Care:
When it's time to extinguish your coconut wax candle, avoid blowing it out. Instead, use a candle snuffer or gently dip the wick into the melted wax and then reposition it upright. This method helps prevent smoking and ensures a clean start for your next burn.
Avoid Tunnel Vision:
Tunneling is when a candle burns straight down the center, leaving unmelted wax along the edges. To prevent tunneling, allow your coconut wax candle to burn for a sufficient amount of time, ensuring the melt pool reaches the container's edges. This helps maximize the candle's burn time and prevents wasted wax.
Safety First, Always:
While coconut wax candles are generally safe, it's essential to practice basic candle safety. Never leave a burning candle unattended and keep it out of reach of children and pets. Place your candle on a heat-resistant surface, away from drafts, flammable materials, and anything that could accidentally knock it over. And remember, candlelight is lovely, but it's not a nightlight—always extinguish your candle before leaving the room or going to sleep.
By following these care tips, you can enjoy the cozy and enchanting atmosphere created by your bubble tea candles while ensuring a longer burn time and safer experience. So, light up, relax, and let the soothing aroma and warm glow of your candles enhance every moment.