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How long will these candles burn?
Burning habits determine more how long a candle will last than a number of hours that I can give you. If you’re a person who lights a candle and then lets it burn all day, everyday until it’s gone then it will naturally not last near as long as a person who burns a candle a few hours at a time. However, these candles are competitive with any other candle on the market and will not only last, but you will get the full benefit of your purchase by the way these candles burn. Allow them to liquefy all the way across before extinguishing them and they will burn all the way down leaving no wax behind. What’s even better is that they will also “smell” to the very end!
Do these candles smoke while burning?
Fire creates smoke and so does a burning candle. I believe it is a misconception that wax creates smoke, but rather it’s the wick. I’ve done a lot of testing on various wicks and smoke begins at almost the very moment the wick is lit no matter which wick is used and this is before any wax has had a chance to melt. There are trade offs and after several years of making candles I believe the trade off for some smoke does not out weigh the benefit of candles that burn completely, with no waste. Some people are very sensitive to burning candles and if this is the case a candle warmer can always be used as an alternative. (See my section on Burning Candles vs. Candle Warmers) Smoke can be minimized by keeping the wick trimmed to ¼ inch before lighting, removing the carbon ball that is created when the candle has been burning for a period of time. The carbon ball is not lead. It is caused by the zinc core in the wick which enables the wick to remain straight up in the jar and also creates the needed heat to allow the candle to burn as expected.
Can these candles be used on candle warmers?
Yes! Both size jars are the same diameter and fit perfectly on candle warmers. Please see my section on Burning Candles vs. Candle Warmers. This will give you the differences between the two methods.
How can wax be easily removed from containers?
For my jar candles I suggest heating in the oven at a low temperature such at 150 – 170 degrees. Allow the remaining wax to liquefy and remove from oven. Use caution as jars will be extremely hot to the touch if left in the oven for an extended period of time. Monitor the liquefying process and remove from oven as soon as the wax has liquefied. Once removed, pour wax into trash, not down the kitchen sink, and wipe out with paper towels. If you want to totally clean out the jar continue with hot soapy water.
For votive candles freeze remaining wax in its container and wax will remove very easily. If wax does not remove easily, return to the freezer for a few minutes. To avoid having to freeze containers, put a few drops of water at the bottom of the container prior to using a votive. Once the candle has burned down the last remaining wax can be pulled from container very easily.
How can candle wax be removed from carpet?
A customer gave me this tip! Take a brown paper sack and place on top of the spill. With a hot iron, iron over the bag. This will require several ironings and as bag absorbs wax it needs to be turned over and changed as necessary for total removal. Do not continue to iron over the bag in the same place that has absorbed the wax. Several bags may be required depending on the spill.
Which fragrances burn well together?
Lots of people enjoy burning multiple fragrances at a time either to achieve a certain fragrance or just for variety. It’s how I developed my Vanilla Cinnamon candle which is now at the top of my best seller’s list! By request, I can help you determine which fragrances among my list will blend nicely together. Just email me!