BASIC CANDLE CARE


The Irish Chandler candles are 100% hand made by us in Lisdoonvarna, Co. Clare.
Looking after your candle: It is very important to allow your Soy candles to burn all the way to the edge of the container the first time you light them. This will ensure that your candle does not 'tunnel' as it burns leaving wax at the sides of the container. We recommend that you burn your candle for between 1.5 - 3 hours at a time, and never more than 4 hours. Always allow your candle to cool and harden before re-lighting. Trim your wick to approx 5mm & ensure any debris is removed before you light again. You should cease to use your candle when there is approximately 3-4mm of wax left at the bottom of the jar. Keep your candles away from direct sunlight & heat sources  
Basic candle Safety: Never leave burning candles unattended. Ensure candles are placed away from drafts, children, pets & flammable materials. Always place your candles on a heat-resistant base & on a level, stable surface. Never allow the flame touch the glass - Always ensure that the wick is centered. The glass container will become hot when in use, allow the wax to cool completely before handling the jar or tin.
Features of Soy Wax Candles: Soy wax is a natural product and is sensitive to temperature changes. Frosting (white spots) are a natural characteristic of soy. You may find the wax contracting slightly in areas & pulling away from the glass inside the jar when it is in cooler temperatures or it can sweat (droplets of oil pooling on the top of the candle) in warmer temperatures. Rest assured that none of these characteristics will have any effect on the performance of your candle.
Why we use Soy wax for our candles: Soy wax is made from Soy Beans which are an Eco Friendly, renewable, carbon neutral source, unlike paraffin wax which is made from crude oil. It burns cleaner than paraffin wax & does not release toxins, carcinogens or pollutants into the air and because Soy wax is natural, Soy candles do not release petrol-carbon soot that can blacken walls, if you do experience some sooting you will need to shorten the wick to approx 4mm. Soy wax has a lower melting point than paraffin wax and because of this, Soy candles will burn cooler, slower & longer than paraffin candles. Soy wax is naturally biodegradable making accidental spills easier to clean. When you've finished burning your candle you can wash away any residue wax with warm soapy water, pop the wick pin out of the bottom of the container & it'll be as good as new and ready to re-use - you can even return your empty jar back to us for a re-fill or a discount off your next purchase.