Soy Wax Candle Information
Our candles are made with natural soy wax that is produced in the UK. Soy wax has many environmental and health benefits, in addition to producing beautiful candles. Here are some of our top reasons for choosing soy wax to make our SINCERIS candles:
* Soy wax is a vegetable wax made from the oil of soybeans. Our wax comes from crops grown in the UK and is an entirely natural product that's safe for your skin and respiratory system.
* Soy is a renewable source unlike paraffin wax, which relies on a dwindling supply of crude oil.
* Soy wax is a carbon neutral product, meaning you can enjoy your candle knowing it hasn't had a negative impact on the environment.
* Soy wax burns on average 40-50% slower than paraffin wax, resulting in long-lasting candles that makes them better value for money for our customers.
* Soy wax is clean burning and doesn't release toxins, carcinogens or pollutants which means it's less likely to trigger allergies.
* Soy wax won't release petrol-carbon soot like you get from paraffin candles meaning no oily black marks on your walls! Keeping the wick trimmed short will also ensure that the candle doesn't smoke and that it burns efficiently.
Burning your candle
All of our SINCERIS candles are lovingly made to provide you with hours of fragrant bliss. To keep them looking and burning their best (and safest), please follow our tips to enjoy a purer scent experience and to maintain their high quality for longer.
1. Light your candle in a well-ventilated room, away from drafts, or fans, which can cause sooting (black marks on the container), or rapid, uneven burning.
2. To avoid tunnelling (when the candle doesn’t burn to the edge of it’s container) it is important to burn your candle for a minimum of 1-2 hours to allow the melt pool (area of molten wax) to reach the edge of the container. It will then continue to burn evenly.
3. If you burn your candle for more than four hours at a time the wick will become too long and the flame will become too large. In addition to burning more quickly, your candle could become a fire hazard. If you wish to burn your candle for extended periods then we recommend extinguishing it, trimming the wick once the wax has set and relighting.
4. Make sure you stop burning your candle when 10mm of wax remains at the bottom, keeping an eye on a burning candle when the wax is low.
Caring for your candle
1. Keep the wax pool clear of wick trimmings and matches, as debris in the wax can act as a secondary wick, encouraging your candle to burn faster.
2. After extinguishing the flame, centre and straighten the wick. Burning for too long can cause the wick to move, or slant. If you see a flaming wick come close to the container side, extinguish the flame and straighten the wick to prevent the container from cracking or becoming too hot.
3. Long, or crooked wicks can create high flames, smoking, or sooting. Trimming the wick to 5mm (when the wax has set) is the easiest way to prevent this.
1. When burning, always allow the ‘melt pool’ to reach the edges of the tin before extinguishing.
2. If you have to blow it out earlier you may find that the wick will start to ‘tunnel’ as more wax is melted than it can burn. Eventually the melted wax will overcome the wick and it will self-extinguish.
3. To remedy this situation, extinguish the candle and CAREFULLY use a hair dryer to melt the top of the UNLIT candle to re-create a level surface. It may be necessary to discard some wax to leave 5mm of wick above the new level.