Tutorials

Fixing a wick that was trimmed too short and won't light:

Fear not, your candle will yet live!

  • Heat your oven to 175-200 degrees.
  • Place your candle on a baking sheet and put in the oven.
  • Keep an eye on it and when the wax is fully melted, remove from the oven.
  • Pour out enough wax so that 1/4" of your wick is above the top of the wax pool. (Look at the instructions below to make use of that extra wax)
  • Wait for your candle to harden, give it about a day, and then you can light it and continue to enjoy!

 

Salvaging leftover wax:

When you've burned your candle down to the last half inch, you can remove the excess wax and use them in a wax melt warmer!

  • Heat your oven to 175-200 degrees.
  • Place your candle on a baking sheet and put in the oven.
  • Keep an eye on it and when the wax is fully melted, remove from the oven.
  • Pour the melted wax into a mold or glass container and wait for it to harden.
  • If you are using a glass container, once the wax has hardened, you can place it in the freezer for a day or so and the wax will shrink slightly so that you can pop it right out! Voila, wax melts!

 

Cleaning candle jars for repurposing:

Once your candle is burned all the way, you can either recycle the glass or re-purpose it for yourself!

  • There are actually three ways to remove the leftover wax residue from a jar. You can follow the instructions from the two tutorials above and use an oven OR:
  • Bring some water to a boil and pour it into the jar. The water will break up the wax for easy removal OR:
  • You can use the freezer method mentioned above and then can pop the wax right out (I find this one to be the easiest and least messy.)
  • Use a pair of small pliers/wire cutters, or even a dull knife to pull out or scrape the wick off.
  • Usually at this point there is still a bit of residue. Pour some rubbing alcohol onto a paper towel or cloth and wipe the inside of the jar several times. Wipe with a dry cloth and repeat if necessary. Afterwards, simply wash it with soap and water and your jar is ready to go!
  • A reminder: NEVER POUR WAX DOWN THE DRAIN. Even very small amounts mixed with water will ruin your pipes. Put your leftover wax in the trash
  • Another note: The lids used for our candle jars can actually be heat-sealed! Feel free to use them for canning or food storage.

Using massage candles

To use a massage candle, light the wick and let the melt pool reach the edge of the jar as usual. Our massage candles take about a half hour to form a full melt pool. Then extinguish the flame and use the warm, melted contents as massage oil! You can either pour directly from the tin after extinguishing or you can use a small spoon to scoop out the oil and keep your candle more sanitary.