Are these candles actually 100% soy wax?
Yes. H.C.Lacy Candles are made from 100% soy wax. They contain no GMO products and no pesticides. Please see the certificates here.
Why is soy wax better than other waxes?
People nowadays are more environmentally aware, and with good reason! If we continue to pillage our planet the way we are there will be no resources left for our future generations. Candles were originally made from paraffin, a derivative from oil. It still is the cheaper option but it is an unsustainable resource and candle made from it are proven bad for our health. Soy wax (or soya wax) comes from the husks of the soya plant. This can be regrown therefore making it more sustainable and better for the environment. It also burns smokeless and is safe for asthmatics. See my blog articles for more information.
What is ‘scent throw’?
The scent throw of a candle is how far the fragrance reaches around the space you are lighting it in. There is ‘cold throw’, which is how strong the scent is when unlit, and there is ‘hot/warm throw’, which is how strong it is when lit. Our candles have an amazing scent throw and after only a few minutes of being lit your room or whole home will be smelling gorgeous.
How long should I burn a soy wax candle for?
Our 40hr candles should not be burnt for more than 3 hours at a time. After 3 hours they should be safely extinguished and allowed to cool before relighting again. They shouldn’t take very long to cool, so have patience and then you can relight. This is because, if you power burn the candle (more than 3 hours), the wax can overheat, change colour and give rise to an uneven melt throughout.
What length should the wick be?
0.5cm in length. Any longer and the flame will flicker and over heat, any shorter the flame won’t be big enough and you will get an uneven melt and tunneling. Trim the wick with a scissors when the candle is unlit!
Why is the wax only melting on one side? Tunneling?
This is most likely due to the wick curling over and directing the heat more to one side than the other. The wick can be gently pushed over with a metal point when lit if this happens but avoid bending the wick when cool as it can break off. We would suggest trimming the wick to 0.5cm before you light it.
This is a natural occurrence in all candles that, so far, science has yet to over come. If you get into the habit of trimming your candle when needed, it will make it seem like less of a safety chore and will become a natural part of enjoying candle light for you.
The flame is flickering.
There are a few reasons for this.
- The wick may be too long
- There may be a draft.
- There may be another candle creating a heat draft and disrupting the airflow.
We suggest you extinguish the flame, trim the wick (0.5 cm) with scissors if necessary or ensure there is no draft before relighting.
Where can I buy one of these beautifully scented candles?
Well I’m so glad you asked! Check out our shop and choose from 4 fragrances. You can also choose to have it gift wrapped (even if its only for yourself!)
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