Always trim the wick and check for debris.
Before you light a candle, always trim the wick to ¼ inch and remove any debris left in the wax pool such as wick trimmings or matches. Any debris will add more fuel to the candle than it’s designed to handle. Too much fuel can cause the flame to unexpectedly flare up or even start a small fire near the candle flame. Wicks that are left long or crooked can cause uneven burning, dripping, flaring and sooting. Trimming wicks will help prolong the life of your candle. Your candles will burn up to 25% longer if you trim the wick every couple of hours.
Preventing memory rings.
As with all candles, the first burn is the most important. To begin, candles should burn one hour for every 1 inch in diameter of the actual candle size. If the wax is not allowed to liquefy or to melt from edge to edge of the jar or tumbler, it will create a “memory ring,” especially if this is the first time the candle is lit. Once a candle has this “memory ring,” it will continue to tunnel and to burn that way for the life of the candle.
Candles should not be burned for more than four hours at a time.
It is recommended that after burning for four hours, candles be extinguished, allowed to cool for two hours, and trimmed before relighting.
Keep the flame away from moving air.
When burning a candle, avoid proximity to fans, air conditioners, open windows, or crowded areas with people walking back and forth. Moving air can disturb the flame, resulting in those pesky black marks on the glass.
Follow the half inch rule.
Discontinue use of a candle when ½” of wax remains at the bottom of the jar. This will prevent possible heat damage to the counter/surface or container itself. The glass can get hot on the bottom as the flame nears the base of the jar and most of the wax has been consumed. By following this instruction, the glass will not get too hot.
Always burn candles well away from drafts, other heat sources, and anything flammable. Make sure burning candles are out of reach of children and pets. Never leave a burning candle unattended.
The candle wax and fragrance oils we use in our candles are sensitive to both temperature and light, so please be careful when storing candles for an extended period of time. If you store your candle, be sure it is in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight or intense light. Keeping it in a dark place like a cupboard or box will protect it from fading and discoloration.
Since our candles can be sensitive to extreme cold and heat, it’s best to store them between 50ºF and 85ºF. And be sure not to leave our candles in your car for an extended period of time (particularly on hot days) as they may melt or discolor. Extreme cold causes cracking and separation, so it’s best to follow our temperature guidelines. After long exposure to the cold, you should allow the candle to return to room temperature for a minimum of 2 hours before burning it to minimize potential damage.
Soy Wax Melt Tips:
To use these wax melts, simply place 1/2 to the entire shot or 1-2 cubes in your tea light burner or electric wax burner. The wax can be reheated and cooled several times until the desired fragrance is no longer met. Never add cubes to wax that has already been heated several times, always take out the old wax first before putting a new cube in your warmer. To remove the old wax, place the wax tray (if there is one) into the freezer for 5-10 minutes; the old wax should come out easily. Or you can use a cotton ball to soak up the wax after it’s melted and clean out the tray before adding a new one.
Is there such a thing as "triple or double scented" candles?
No, Candle wax can hold only a certain amount of scent per pound. If you exceed that amount the fragrance oil would work its way out of the wax and rest on top of your candle.
Do all candles have cotton wicks?
No! Some Candles contain lead. All the wicks used at Boinkle are Cotton, Paper or wood. Led and Zinc can be harmful.
Soy Wax Facts:
Derived from the soybean, soy wax is hydrogenated vegetable oil that turns to a solid at room temperature. Soybeans are a natural, renewable source grown in many regions by local farmers. Using candles made from soy supports local agriculture and farmers, allowing them to make money and grow their operations. Biodegradable and free from pesticides and herbicides and is non GMO.
Soy Wax Delivers a Cleaner Burn
A candle made from soy wax burns cleaner with little soot released as the candle burns. Soy candles are also non-toxic, so they won't release toxins into the air as they burn.
Soy Candles Last Longer
Soy candles typically last 50% longer than a paraffin candle of the same size. The reason behind the longevity of soy candles is the slower burning time and cooler burning temperature of the soybean-based wax. You may pay more for a soy candle initially, but the longer-lasting burn means you won't have to buy new candles as often.
Are all "Soy Candles" pure Soy?
No, some companies claim their candles are soy but make sure you ask them if they use 100% soy wax. Some companies mix soy wax with paraffin wax or beeswax and state they are soy candles. This is not wrong to do but it is very misleading to those looking for a healthier candle product. By adding soy with additional waxes you will most likely not be able to enjoy all of the benefit of a true soy candle such as little to no soot, a longer burn time and a healthier candle - which are very important to most people. Boinkle soy candles are indeed 100% soy wax.
Is it true soy candles have a memory?
Yes it is true. When you burn your candle for the first time, allow your candle to burn until it has a complete melt pool from edge to edge. In addition, keep the wick trimmed between each use to 1/4" at all times. If you follow these two simple candle rules we guarantee a long lasting and cleaner burning candle. Our soy wax is certified kosher, contains no herbicides, pesticides or genetically modified materials. Soy Candles are 100% Vegan.
Palm Wax Information
Palm wax is an organic, sustainable resource which comes from palm oil trees. These trees bare several large fruit bunches weighing about 20-55 pounds each. Each bunch has 1,000 - 3,000 fruitlets and within each fruitlet consists a hard kernel or seed. The kernel part of the fruit is where palm wax is obtained.
Palm wax is an incredibly hard wax and has a higher melt point than the softer paraffin wax and soy wax candles; palm wax has a melt point of approximately 140 degrees Fahrenheit which allow palm wax candles to burn more slowly and more brightly.
Palm wax's large crystal molecular structure allows it to absorb a greater level of fragrance and release it smoothly.