Seven Tips for Caring for your Scented Candles March 21 2014

Behold the Jaye Niemi Scented Candle: one elegant glass tumbler filled with wax and a single wick to produce gorgeous scented light - one of life's simple pleasures.

The beauty of using 100% botanical wax with a cotton wick {as we do} is its clean burning thanks to being an entirely plant-based, natural wax + wick product.  Technically speaking, paraffin wax and botanical wax both work in similar ways to produce a candle - both come about through converting 'crude oil' into wax which is used to create a candle.  But here at Jaye Niemi Australia, we feel better about choosing crude oil from renewable plant resources over crude oil from petroleum. {Chances are, you do, too.}

Since so much care goes into our hand-poured Australian-made candles , we'd like to pass on to you some easy tips for getting the most from your candle experience. {And these tips are included in a booklet that comes with your Jaye Niemi Scented Candle.}

  • Glass and molten wax can be hot. {This is stating the obvious, but sometimes we are distracted, so please remember to handle with care.}
  • Never leave a candle burning unattended.  Never. {Not even if you're just ducking out of the room for a few minutes.  Please repeat after me: Never.}
  • As a rule of thumb, we suggest allowing your Jaye Niemi candle to remain lit for at least 3 hours, for the first burn at least.  Allowing the entire surface of the wax to fully melt before extinguishing helps your candle to burn fully to the edges for the life of the candle.
  • Before lighting again, trim the wick to around 1 cm at most.  This will stop the flame from being too big and causing your candle to burn faster than it needs to. {Don't be overenthusiastic, though.  Trim it too short and your candle will have difficulty melting fully to the edges.}
  • Drafts will also hasten the burning process, so best to avoid them for your candle when you can.
  • Store your candle upright and out of direct sunlight.
  • To snuff your candle, if it came with a metal lid, simply put the lid on and the flame will go out.  If not, dip the lit wick into the melt pool by nudging it in with a metal skewer.  This eliminates smokiness when the candle is extinguished.
  • To clean your candle, remove burnt wick from wax pool when cool enough to do so, and wipe over top of the cooled candle wax and inside of the jar if necessary using stocking or muslin. {This is a non-essential bonus tip for the exceptionally thorough types...}

Enjoy lighting up your life, and unleash your scents of elegance ... X

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