First Burn - 2 Hours Minimum / 4 hours Maximum
The first time you light your candle let it burn for at least 2 hours, but not longer than 4. Doing this helps ensure the candle does not tunnel during subsequent burns. A tunneling candle will leave a deep & thick concentric ring of wax around the vessel which will not melt, adversely affecting the candles total burn time.
Leoma Candles are designed to burn with a wick that is 1/4 to 3/8 inch in length. Our wicks are generally self-trimming. This means that they should maintain the correct 1/4" to 3/8" height above the wax throughout the candles life. However, many things impact a wick's self-trimming ability - such as short burn times or drafts flowing over the candle. If you find that the wick is greater than 3/8 inch, trim it prior to lighting.
Wick too Tall
A wick that is too tall will have a flame that is too large - causing the candle to burn much hotter, is dangerous, and will emit black soot. Trim the wick to 1/4 to 3/8 inch prior to lighting if necessary.
A flickering tall flame and/or black soot are sure signs that the wick is too tall. A wick that is too tall cannot effectively burn all the wax - which is the reason for black soot.
Wick too Short
A wick that is too short will have a very small flame, may drown (extinguish) in the melted wax pool and will not generate enough heat to create a full melt pool. This is easily remedied by removing some of the melted wax. Simply extinguish the candle and soak up some of the melted wax with the edge of a paper towel. You will find that the melted wax is readily soaked up into the paper towel. Relight the candle and you will immediately see a larger flame. If the flame is still to small, simply remove additional by repeating the process.
Do not burn your candle for longer than 4 hours at a time and stop burning the candle when 1/2 inch of the wax remains in the jar. This prevents the jar from overheating!
• Do not add anything to your candle - doing so is a significant fire hazard.
• Burn your candle away from drafts or fans as this can cause a flickering flame and the candle to emit soot (black smoke).
• Burn your candle on a flat, heat-resistant surface.
• Store your candle in a cool dry place and away from direct sunlight.
• Burn your candles in sight and never leave a burning candle unattended.
• Allow the jar and wax to cool completely before touching or moving.
• Keep the candle away from children and pets
• Keep away from flamable objects
• Keep wick trimed to 1/4 to 3/8 inch
• Keep candle free of foreign objects and wick trimmings
• Do not leave unattended when burning
Room Size & Location
Our plant based wax throws a mild sent that is not overbearing as many paraffin based candles are. Small spaces can be filled with scent with one or two candles. In a large space - such as a great room - or a space with tall ceilings, you may need two or more candles to fill the space with fragrance.
Air vents can completely diffuse a candle's fragrance. Place your candle away from air vents or any breezes flowing through the home.
Repurpose the Vessel
Once you have finished burning your candle, remove the remaining wax to repurpose the vessel. The easiest method I have found to remove the remaining wax is to freeze the vessel. Wax, when cold, will shrink and become brittle making it easier to remove. Just place the candle in the freezer. Once frozen, the wax will pop right out of the container with just a little work. If necessary, loosen the wax with a butter knife. Remove any residue and clean the container with soap and water. Use your imagination to repurpose the vessel.