USE & CARE
Here are some helpful tips for use and care of our candles and diffusers.
Proper candle care is one of the most important factors to a good quality burn and a long-lasting candle. Follow these steps below to ensure you get the most out of your candle:
Candle wax has memory. Ensure that the candle burn pool reaches the edges of the jar each time it is burnt to prevent a tunneling effect.
When extinguishing the candle, dip the wick into melted wax and then straighten wick to prevent smoking – this also prevents hot wax splatters when blowing out candles.
Before relighting your candle, make sure the wick is trimmed to about 5 millimetres – this prevents excessively large flames that can form soot around the jar.
Burn your candle for a maximum of 2 hours at any one time for maximum fragrance throw.
Place the reed sticks into the bottle to absorb the fragrant diffuser oils.
Allow diffuser reeds to soak up the diffuser oils for 15-30 minutes then flip sticks so that the “dry” side of the sticks is placed into the bottle and the saturated end is in the air.
Place your diffuser in a high traffic area. A great spot is just inside a room near the door so you pick up the scent as you enter a room. In many cases, think of a diffuser as a bouquet of flowers - you'll smell the fragrance as you walk by, but it won't necessarily fill the room with fragrance as strongly as a candle.
Flip the reeds for more fragrance. You can flip a few reeds every few days or all the reeds everyday. Keep in mind the more reeds you flip and the more often you flip them, the faster the fragrance oil will evaporate.
Take care when flipping the reeds as oils may stain or damage your table surface.
Fragrant diffuser oils are flammable so keep away from open flame.
REUSE & RECYCLE
While we don't have a collection system in place to reuse the candle jars, we hope you will reuse them in your own home. You can easily wash the used candle jars out following these steps:
Pour some hot boiled water into the finished candle jar. This is so the residual wax will melt into the hot water.
Use a metal spoon to nudge the wick tab at the base of the jar. The hot water should help loosen it a little, but you may still need to give it a good nudge.
Once the tab is out, tip out the hot water carefully and give the jar a good rinse with some dish washing detergent and water.
Dry the jar and voila, you're now free to reuse the jar for items like nuts, tea leaves, dried herbs, small flower arrangement etc.
Alternatively, you can of course recycle the glass jar and the metal lid at the local council services in your area.