The secrets of ideal combustion.
LIGHT A CANDLE WITH A WOODEN WICK.
Tilt the candle slightly, then light the wooden wick with a lighter or BBQ lighter for a few seconds. Wooden wicks take a little longer to ignite because the wood needs to be heated before it catches fire. So it may happen that your wick goes out on the first ignition. Light it a second time, it's normal, the wood can be capricious.
MAKE IGNITION OF YOUR CANDLE EASIER.
Once your wick has cooled, simply remove the excess charred wood from the wick with your fingertips or with a wick-cutting chisel. This will allow easy lighting of your candle. Indeed, the fire does not take on already burned wood.
PRECAUTIONS TO TAKE
Trim the wick to 1/4" height before lighting the candle. Trim the wick every two to three hours to prevent a high flame from forming.
Never leave debris or foreign objects on your spark plug.
Keep your candle away from flammable objects.
Keep lit candles out of the reach of children and pets.
Do not leave burning candles in a room unattended.
Do not leave your candle lit for more than 4 hours.
HOW MANY HOURS DOES MY CANDLE LAST?
Your Cotton Coral 7oz candle burns an average of 40 hours. The indicated burning time assumes optimal use of the candle.
You can leave it on for up to 4 a.m., but it will burn out faster.
Before extinguishing it, make sure that the surface of your candle is COMPLETELY liquid in order to avoid forming holes/tunnel in it.
MY CANDLE MAKES A TUNNEL
Soy wax burns much slower than any other wax. This allows you to enjoy your candle longer, but it also means that you should leave it burning long enough for the entire surface to melt. You will need two or three hours in order to arrive at a fully liquid surface.
Before extinguishing your candle, make sure the surface is COMPLETELY liquid. This will prevent you from digging a hole and wasting wax.
MY CANDLE IS EMITTING BLACK SMOKE
The reasons can be many:
- Too long a wick.
The wooden wick must be very short at all times. We suggest you use a wick chisel in order to cut it to the optimal height, otherwise a simple nail clipper will do the trick.
- The candle has been lit for too long. Once the wax surface is totally liquid, extinguish your candle within an hour.
Do not leave your candle lit for more than 4 hours. When the wax surface is liquid, the candle becomes hotter and a large amount of wax evaporates from the wick. This results in a less stable combustion and a flame that begins to oscillate more strongly. When a flame dances too much, it begins to emit soot.
- The candle is in a current of air. This causes the flame to move, which therefore emits soot. In this case, extinguish your candle, wait until your wax has cooled and carefully move it to a less exposed place.