LOVE THY CANDLE
Rules are made to be broken right? But not these ones. In order to get the most from your shiny new candle we recommend having a glance over this page, if you have any questions please not hesitate to get in touch.
When burning your candle for the first time allow the wax to melt all the way to the edge of the pot, this can take up to 2 hours. This will ensure an even burn throughout the candle and will prevent the wax from tunnelling (burning down the middle, leaving wax at the sides).
Never burn the candle for longer than 4 hours each time. Soy wax has a lower melting point than other waxes which is why they throw the scent so well and last longer than others however aroma candles should not burn continuously for a long time and should be blown out as soon as the burn plate turns liquid.
Be careful not to leave any debris in your candle and always burn your candle on an even, heat proof surface away from flammable items.
The flame height may vary at times and occasionally even appear to self-extinguish but that is ok. Even if you are experiencing a small flame, it will continue to heat and the flame height will return.
Burn candles out of reach of children and pets.
Always leave 10cm between burning candles.
Never burn candles on or near anything that can catch fire.
Trim the wick to 5mm prior to relighting by gently running your finger across the top of it and be sure to remove all wick trimmings. Extinguish when 5mm of wax remains, and do not relight.
So, what’s so good about soy wax?
Soy wax is made from soya beans, It is eco-friendly, sustainable and has a cleaner, healthier and longer burn time than widely used paraffin candles.
The Hackney Edit candle is handmade from soy wax, natural essence and natural wooden wick. Soy wax contains no petroleum, paraffin or palm oil as well as no pesticides or herbicides. It contains no toxic materials and is not tested on animals. In addition to this soy wax is CO2 neutral and 100% biological.
The Hackney Edit candles are organic and vegan. They do not emit harmful substances, burn longer and smell divine.
So, what’s so good about a wooden wick?
Wooden wick candles are different (in a good way) from the cotton wick candles that most of us are used to but they do require a little more love and attention. Here is a little guide to getting the best out of your wooden wick candle.
- Wooden wicks light slower than cotton wicks. It is comparable to lighting a fireplace. Hold your lighter or match close to the wick for 20 seconds to fully light the wick.
- If the excess burnt wood is longer than 1/4", break off the extra burnt wood before you light it.
- Burn candles in a well-ventilated non-drafty room.
- When you're done burning, blow out your candle, don't extinguish with a lid or with water.
- Once the candle has reached about 1/2" of wax remaining, stop burning it. Continuing to burn past this point is a fire hazard.
Re-use or recycle your packaging!
The Hackney Edit wants to do its bit for the wellbeing of the world which is why we use environmentally friendly, non toxic pots. Please scrape out any residue wax out and re-purpose, reuse, recycle - plant a succulent or cactus, use it as a pen pot, keep your jewellery in it or send it back to The Hackney Edit HQ and we will refill it with the same scent for 10% less than original cost. For more info on this email us at firstname.lastname@example.org .