Candle Care Tips and Tricks
Congrats! You’ve just bought your first Mojo Candle and are in for a real treat! Before you get started we just want to help out a little bit with some burning instructions and all-round useful information. Here are our Mojo Candle care tips that will ensure you get the best out of your candle, each and every time.
The Important First Burn
The first burn plays a huge part in caring for your candle. When lighting your Mojo candle for the first time, allow the wax to melt all the way to the edges of the container. This creates what is called a wax “pool.” This pool helps to prevent tunnelling and promotes an even burn each time you light the candle and ensures the best scent throw.
Prevent “Mushroom” Wicks!
Trim your wick regularly. A mushroom shape at the top of a wick can sometimes form as a result of carbon build up, where the flame consumes more wax than it can burn. We recommend removing these mushrooms and keeping your wick to a 5mm length before burning at all times. This encourages a more even burn and a steady flame each time you light your Mojo candle. Make sure to always allow the candle to cool before trimming. Using wick trimmers will provide the best results.
Avoid Blowing Out Your Candle
It seems unusual but you should never blow out your Mojo candle! This can cause wax to spray onto your skin or table, smoke to fill the room, the container to crack or soot to form around the edge of the container. Use a candle snuffer or candle tweezers to extinguish the flame. You can either put the candle out but simply squeezing the flame with the candle tweezers or by gently dipping the wick into the melted wax.
Don’t Cry Over Spilt Wax!
There’s no need to fret if you accidentally spill some candle wax. The cleaning process is simple. Make sure that you leave the wax to cool and harden before trying to remove it from a surface. Once hardened, cover the wax with newspaper, paper towel or brown craft paper. Lightly press down onto the paper with an iron on a low heat. The spilt wax will then melt and be absorbed into the paper.
When To Stop Burning
We recommend a maximum time of 4 hours for each burn. It’s also a good rule of thumb to stop burning your Mojo candle once the wax falls below approximately 3cm from the bottom of the vessel. Burning with only a small amount of wax remaining can cause the base of the glass container to overheat. To avoid cracks or any damage to the surface surrounding the candle, we recommend discontinuing use at this point.
Correct Storage Of Your Candle
To protect your candle from fading or discolouration, we recommend always storing it in a cool, dry place and away from direct sunlight. This doesn’t effect the burning of the candle, but can sometimes cause the creamy colour to turn yellow.