Burning tips/safety precautions for soy candles
When you light your soy candle for the very first time, it is important to allow the candle to burn for 2-1/2 to 3 hours! Soy wax has a "memory" and helps to avoid the candle from "tunneling" down the center of the container. Tunneling is one of the main causes for a candle not creating much fragrance while burning! By allowing your soy candles to create the initial "memory burn", thus creating a full melt pool of was, you are increasing the candles scent throw!
You should burn your soy candle for 1 hour for each inch of its diameter, until you receive a full melt pool (soy wax is melted across the entire top of soy candle). For example: a soy candle 3" in diameter should be burned for three hours to establish its memory. This allows your soy candle to get its full melt pool which will increase the scent throw of the soy candle. If a soy candle isn't given a proper memory burn, especially on the first burn, it will cause your soy candle to burn in a tunnel down the center and you will not get a good scent throw from the candle.
If your candle has been burning for at least an hour and you still don't feel your soy candle is fragrant, try leaving the room (or walking outside to fresh air) with it burning for at least 10 minutes, then coming back in. This will allow your olfactory sense (your built-in sense mechanism that allows you to smell aromas) time to adjust. Many times you will fine the olfactory becomes accustomed to all surrounding aromas and blocks them. When returning after 10 minutes you should then smell the fragrance, if indeed, the candle you are burning is large enough for the area it is burning in. Although MaddisonAvenue soy candles are highly fragrant, sometimes the modern homes we live in have very large open-floor plans combining many rooms. Many of our fragrances are bold and will scent an entire home, while others are light and were designed to achieve a soothing ambiance. Our recommendation for those with large living spaces is to have an additional MaddisonAvenue soy candles to achieve maximum scent throw for those larger living spaces.
We pride ourselves on our wonderful smelling candles, and add to them the maximum amount of fragrance oils that soy wax will hold.
+Soy Candle Burn Time for Glass Containers
Please remember 'safety first' when burning a glass container soy candle. You should never burn any candle for more than the recommended time specified by the manufacture. At MACC, we would suggest that any candle in a glass container should be burnt for no more than 2 to 3 hours at a time, and then allowed to cool completely before re-lighting. Burning a soy candle for longer than the recommended time could cause the glass to become over-heated and crack! This could result in hot wax leaking from the cracked glass. Please use caution when burning any candle.
+Did you know that Soy Candles Have a Memory?
When you light your soy candle for the very first time, it is important to remember that it has a "memory". You should burn your soy candle for 1 hour for each inch of its diameter, until you receive a full melt pool (soy wax is melted across the entire top of soy candle). For example: a soy candle 3" in diameter should be burned for three hours to establish its memory. This allows your soy candle to get its full melt pool which will increase the scent throw of the soy candle. If a soy candle isn't given a proper memory burn, especially on the first bury, it will cause your soy candle to burn in a tunnel down the center and you will not get a good scent throw from the candle.
+Soy Wax Characteristics
Soybean wax is a natural product and is created from soya beans and other natural botanical ingredients. Candles created from soybean wax are beautiful. They naturally have a frosting throughout the wax and often times, on the surface. Frosting on soy candles does not affect the burn of the candle and is harmless. When working with soybean wax (natural wax), you will have natural characteristic that are unavoidable without putting additives in the wax. MACC does not add to the soy wax. It is most noticeable in jar candles that have used dye (colored wax). Each different fragrance may also cause discoloration in natural waxes. This is a natural process of the wax absorbing the fragrance. It is also a beautiful reminder of your pure soy wax product. After each burn you may get a ring of a different color around your soy candle. Once again, this is perfectly normal and does not, in any way, affect the burn or the fragrance capabilities of your wonderful soy candle.
+Keep Your Wicks Trimmed & Centered
that are not centered can cause your soy candle to burn unevenly. You
must always keep your wick centered. If you find that the wick is no longer
burning in the center of the container you will need to extinguish the
soy candle with your wick dipper and then while using your wick dipper
put the wick back to the center position while the soy wax is still soft.
Also please make sure your wick is centered each time you extinguish your
candle. Drafts and/or extreme temperature changes can cause your candle
to burn uneven. Please try moving your soy candle to a draft-free location
if you experience uneven burning.
+Soot and Soy Candles
you have a flame, you do have soot. Yes, that is correct, you will
find that no candle can be completely soot free, but soy wax candles create
much less soot and more importantly none of the toxins found in paraffin
candles. In fact, pure soy wax (as used by MaddisonAvenue) produce
95% less soot if burned properly. That means less black soot on
your walls, ceilings, and furniture! Black soot is caused by a wick
that is smoking (in most soy candles this is typically caused by the wick
being left un-trimmed!) It takes very little time to care for the
wick and is so worth the effort to know you are breathing cleaner air
when burning soy candles.