Maintaining a Traditional Beeswax Candle
Trim the wick during and after each burn to a quarter of an inch, slightly longer for tapered candles.
As the candle burns down and after each burn, gently thumb the melted wax inwards, to contain the wax pool.
Generally, burn each candle one hour for every inch that it is wide.
To extinguish, smartly press the wick into the wax pool, then straighten the wick and trim to a quarter of an inch. This will not only ensure the absence of smoke but will re-coat the wick for the next lighting.
Bloom is a whitish patina that will form over time on pure beeswax candles. It is a sign of purity and quality in the wax. This is the natural rising of minerals to the surface, and may be wiped away with a lint-free cloth.
Keep candle groupings well spaced; too many candles too close will generate too much heat and cause neighbouring candles to melt.
Bees Wax Works candles are best burned in a draft free environment and on an even fire safe surface, to ensure a dripless candle. A flickering flame may indicate a draft.
Never put essentials oils into a molten wax pool; use an oil diffuser instead.
Beeswax has been used as a household aid for centuries; poured into gaps in wooden floors to prevent squeaking, rubbed on draws for an easier glide, drawn onto saw blades to prevent binding and rust, and even on metal zippers. It is also an essential element in the making of pure body balms and cosmetics.
Never leave a burning candle unattended; keep your burning candle in sight.
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