burning your candle
Caring for your new candle is a simple process, that when followed will ensure you can enjoy the magical light of your candle for years to come.
The First Burn:
The first time you burn your candle is the most important, as it sets the “DNA” of the wax for future burns. When the candle is first burned and then cooled, that process helps form the initial shape of the heat tunnel and for the uppermost layers of the candle.
Your first burn should be timed as follows:
Small Candles and Large Egg: 30 minutes.
Medium Candles: 45 minutes to an hour.
Large/Jumbo Candles: One hour.
As the candle does its first burn, please be sure to check that the wick remains upright, as leaning to either side could affect the process.
After this, please let the candle cool and settle. Once it has you should be all set for future burns.
Getting a Heat Tunnel:
Building the heat tunnel is the easiest way to ensure you have a candle you ca enjoy for years to come. While many other styles of candles explicitly advise you to avoid creating a heat tunnel, our design is meant to take advantage of it!
Small Candles and Large Egg: Burn in 30 minute increments, letting the candle cool between sessions. Hole size when ready: 1.5 inches (2 inches for Large Egg). Entire process should take about 8-10 hours of total burn time.
Medium Candles: Burn in 1 hour increments, letting the candle cool between sessions. Hole size when ready: 1.5-2 inches.
Large/Jumbo Candles: Burn in 1 hour increments, letting the candle cool entirely between sessions. Hole size when ready: 2-3 Inches.
Refilling your Candle!
Refilling your candle is as easy as unwrapping and inserting an appropriately sized votive or tea light into the heat tunnel created in your candle.
ALWAYS remove outer shell of the tea light, whether plastic or metal. These shells reduce the flow of light into the core. Metal shells can also store heat and cause damage to your candle.
When a tea light has melted and fully evaporated, please remove and metal or plastic discs used to form the base of the wick.
While the specific brand of tea light is not important, it is advised to avoid using the cheaper dollar-store tea lights, and aim for products made of paraffin wax (the same wax as your candle!). Some lower quality tea lights may not mix well with our wax.
Avoid using colored wax, as it will dampen the glow effect or change the light coloration of your candle.
Scooping is unnecessary! Most tea lights should evaporate over time and eventually leave you with a fresh surface for the next tea light!
By following this guide, you should be able to have a unique and one-of-a-kind art piece to enjoy for years to come!