It's A Vibe Candle Care

How to Use and Care For Your Candle

Beautiful coconut blend candles enhance the places we live, dine, work and celebrate in. They set the mood and create a one of a kind vibe. The benefits of candles range far and wide, they can clear your brain fog and help you focus, put in a state of ease and relaxation for meditation, improve your mood, and they're pretty🤷🏾‍♀. In order for you to enjoy the very best of what your new candle has to offer we've compiled a few tips for you. 

And if you're scrolling through this page thinking..."I don't have the time or patience to read through this"... it's okay, you can read a bit now come back later or at the very least be sure to read the instructions on the bottom of your candle before you use it. 

11 Tips For Caring For Your Candles

  1. Always burn your candles for at least 1 hour at a time (commit to your candle). This helps to prevent tunneling. The first time you burn your candle always let the wax melt all the way to the edge of the vessel.
  2. Do not burn your candles for longer than 3 hours at a time (have a second one on hand to pop out).
  3. Do not burn candles all the way down to the bottom. Stop using the candle when 1 cm of wax remains in the bottom. Burning to the bottom may cause the container to break and other damage.
  4. Space candles apart while lit to prevent uneven burning.
  5. Always burn your candles apart while lit to prevent uneven burning.
  6. Burn your candles in a draft free area clear of curtains, books, baskets, clothing, vents and ceiling fans etc.
  7. Keep candles out of direct sunlight and away from heat sources. 
  8. Allow candles to cool and harden before relighting them (even candles need a rest).
  9. Store candles in a cool dry place. Definitely not in the freezer or a hot car.
  10. Candles can be cleaned by washing them gently in cool water (nice little secret that one). Allow to air dry before use.
  11. Keep the burn pool clean (no half used matches please).

Caring For The Wick

  • Before each use, trim your wick to 5-6 mm  in length and make sure it's upright. If your wick is to long it will create black smoke, wick mushrooming and the candle will burn too quickly (insert shock expression). Avoid cutting the wick too short  as this will create problems with burning and create the dreaded candle tunnel (all you candle lovers know what I mean).
  • Before relighting your candle always trim the mushroom or little ball off the top of the wick to keep your candle burning gently. (Wick trimmers are awesome  to catch that little black bit).
  • Cut the wick only when the wax has hardened.
  • To prep your candles for the next burn extinguish it by dunking the wick into its own pool of wax using a wick dipper, pencil or similar.

Troubleshooting Your Candle

  • Is your wax collecting on one side of the jar, creating an uneven burn? if yes, then adjust your wick back to the center of the jar or lean it closer to the side that needs more heat (please don't use your fingers).
  • If you get any black at the rim of your glass simply wipe it away with a damp cloth, this may be a sign that your wick is too long.

Hope the tips bring you more candle joy. Enjoy!

xoxo It's a Vibe Luxury Fragrance Co. 

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