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Candle Facts and Burning Instructions

LET IT BURN

FIRST BURN - Candles have memories so it is important when lighting your candle for the first time to let it burn until the wax melts to the outer edge of the jar.  This will ensure you get the cleanest burn and best burn time with your candle.  Remember to trim you wick! 
Wick should be about 1/4 inch long.

WHAT MAKES OUR PRODUCT THE BEST CHOICE FOR YOU & YOUR FAMILY?

All Natural 100% Pure Soy Wax
Plant Based - Sourced in North America and Supporting North American Farmers
Renewable Resource
Biodegradable
Meet FDA standards
Kosher certified
Vegan
Cruelty Free - Not tested on animals
No animal products
No synthetic fragrances
No palm wax
No petroleum or paraffin
No pesticides or herbicides 
Serendipity Candles are the best choice for your home and the environment. Unlike mainstream candles, they contain no harmful ingredients linked to allergy-like symptoms, aggravated asthma or an irritated respiratory tract.

Soy candles also burn twice as slow as paraffin, allowing you to enjoy them for twice as long. Additionally, the scent is much stronger and more pleasant. Because of the lower melting point of soy wax, more liquid pools around the wick (releasing fragrance into the atmosphere more easily).
We carefully source all our wax from companies that are committed to meeting the highest of standards. All of our fragrance oils are created to be paraben, phosphate and phthalate free.  Our wicks are all made from natural fibers.

SOY JOY!
SOY CANDLES
Soy candles are a perfect choice for a eco-friendly and all natural alternative to paraffin candles. Soy candles burn 30-50% longer and of course cleaner than paraffin and have 95% less soot.
FIRST BURN - Candles have memories so it is important when lighting your candle for the first time to let it burn until the wax melts to the outer edge of the jar.  This will ensure you get the cleanest burn and best burn time with your candle.  Remember to trim you wick!
Wick should be about 1/4 inch long.
WICKS - We use only all natural fiber wicks and these are generally self trimming as the candle burns down.  Sometimes, however, a black "mushroom" may appear at the top of the wick.  This is actually unburned carbon that the wick has collected.  Once the candle has cooled you can trim this off if you wish and relight your candle.
scent - When creating our candles we use the highest recommended amount of scent. If you find that you cannot smell the candle anymore it may be that your "sense mechanism" that allows you to smell has become used of the scent.  If you leave the room for 15 minutes or so and return, you will be able to enjoy the candle once again.
If you are burning candles in a large open space, you may either need to consider burning a few candles at a time or burning a larger one to get the maximum scent throw throughout your area.  Our 8oz candle jars, for example, do best in rooms 400 square feet or less.  For the larger rooms, consider a candle 3 inches in diameter or more.
CONTAINERS - Our containers can all be repurposed once the candle has been used. Remove the wick tab and clean out the remaining wax using warm soapy water. Depending on the container you have, it can be used for kitchen or craft storage, drinking glasses, vases, etc.
PURE SOY WAX MELTS
We use double the scent in our wax melts as we do in our wicked candles.  The thing to remember with soy though is it does not evaporate the same as paraffin.  Once you feel you are no longer smelling the scent from your melt, it is time to change them up.  Let your wax cool and then scrape out into the garbage.  And begin again with a NEW soy wax cube.
Because soy wax is biodegradable, it cleans up super easy with hot soapy water.

SAFETY FIRST
SAFETY TIPS WHEN BURNING CANDLES
⦁ Keep out of reach of children & pets.
⦁ Always burn candles within sight, never leave candles unattended.
⦁ Burn on a stable heat resistant surface.
⦁ Always discard any twine, hanging tags and candle package boxes before burning.
⦁ Extinguish the flame if it becomes to close to the side of your container.
⦁ Keep away from drafts & vents.  Always keep candle away from anything that can catch fire.
⦁ Do not touch or move candle when lit or when wax is melted, glass can become hot.
⦁ Never burn candle more than 4 hours.
⦁ Keep wax free of wick trimmings, matches and any other flammable material.
⦁ Burn your soy candle in a well ventilated room.
⦁ Do not burn candle when wax is 1/2" or less from the bottom of the container.
⦁ Extinguish your candle if it smokes or if flame becomes larger than 1". Let candle cool for at least an hour, trim wick and re-lighting

NATURALLY IMPERFECT
Sometimes candles will have changes in colour or wicks will act up, but these issues are all a result of burning an all natural candle. The following list shows a few naturally occurring imperfections of soy candles and natural fiber wicks. Please keep in mind that none of these will change the scent of your candle.
FROSTING
Frosting is a byproduct of a natural wax, and is caused by the accumulation of tiny crystals on the surfaces of the wax. All soy wax will frost over time, but luckily frosting is solely an aesthetic issue and does not affect the way your candle burns or smells.

 

BUMPY SURFACE AFTER BURNING
The rough, bumpy tops after burning a soy wax candle are caused when the hot wax in the melt pool cools and solidifies at an inconsistent rate. This is a feature of soy wax, and not a sign you did anything incorrectly.

MUSHROOM
The "mushroom" shape sometimes seen at the end of a candle wick after burning is the result of carbon buildup. This happens when the flame consumes more fuel (wax + fragrance) than it can burn. It's a common occurrence. Remove the mushroom from the tip of the wick with wick trimmers and your candle will burn without any issues.

YELLOWING
Yellowing can occur if the candle gets too much direct sunlight or sits near a fluorescent light. We do not use chemical stabilizers in our candles, which would stop this from happening, but we pride ourselves on offering a chemical free candle. This does not change the scent of the candle.

 

 

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