Candle Care Tips

How to burn Soy

Soy candle wax has what’s called a memory, what this means that when you burn a soy candle and then extinguish it, the next time you burn it, the soy candle wax will melt across as far as it did the first time.

  • Allow soy candles to burn all the way across to the edge of the container the first time you burn it before putting it out. This will give you maximum fragrance and an even burn. If you do not allow the wax to pool on the first burn you may get wax remaining along the sides of your container.

  • Keeping your wick trimmed to about 1/4in. This will also keep your soy candles from smoking and causing soot but be sure not to over trim your wick as you may not be able to re-light your candle.

  • If you do not trim the wick regularly, if the candle is in a draft or is left to burn too long you may get a “mushroom” of carbon on the end of the wick. This may cause some soot to collect on the inside of the container. If this happens, extinguish your candle, wait for it to cool, wipe off the carbon marks with a clean damp cloth and re-light.


Please remember my candles are hand poured, and although all effort is made to ensure consistency, every candle will be different.

When using soy wax sometimes you may notice darker patches or wet spots in your container candles. This is not a fault, simply a small blemish where the wax has not adhered to the glass 100%. This does not effect the candle in any way. The top of your candle may also appear uneven, this is also a sign of soy wax being hand poured, but it will not affect the candle in any way. 

Do not leave your candle in direct sunlight as it will damage the colour and shape.