Soy wax is a great more natural alternative to paraffin wax. It burns cleaner with less chances of carcinogens released into the air.
Here are a few tips to help you get the most out of your hand poured soy wax candles.
*Example of a candle that wasn't burned to the edges and it has tunneled.
1. Soy wax has a memory, which means when you burn your candle for the first time you MUST let the wax pool reach the edges of the container. If you do not let this happen your candle will not burn properly and will tunnel down instead of all the wax melting. So each time you burn your candle let the wax pool reach the edges.
2. Your candle wick comes pretrimmed and ready to light. After each burn and before you light it again you will need to do a little "wick maintance". Your cotton wick will need to be trimmed to 1/4 in. and your wooden wick needs to have the burnt edge trimmed of. You can easily trim your wooden wick by gentle pinching the burnt end so that it comes off, leaving a cleaner surface for the next burn.
3. Always burn your candle on a heat resistant surface, keep it out of drafts and please don't leave it unattended while lit. Allow the candle to cool completely before handling. Do not burn candles for longer than 4 hours at a time. 2-3 hours is the best to make sure your candle last longer!