Eckory Natural Wax Candles
All our candles are made from 100% Natural Wax, our wicks are lead-free and made from natural fibres, Eckory natural wax scented candles are a safer, more eco-friendly option, none of our candles use paraffin or petroleum.
Our scented natural wax candles can add beauty and atmosphere to any room in any home. They are both simple and subtle, and that allows them to be a perfect gift for any occasion.
All of our scented candles use our own unique blend of natural wax which burns cleanly and slowly. They are infused with evocative fragrances made from the finest ingredients which allow the scents to embody complex and captivating aromas.
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All our scented candles are hand poured in the UK by a team of skilled artisans.
CANDLE CARE AND PRECAUTIONS
Please burn your candle responsibly. We’ve done everything our end to ensure the candle is safe for you to use, however, the care and safety ultimately rests in your hands. In order to ensure you get the best and safest experience from your candle, please follow these instructions:
- Keep all lit candles out of the reach of children and pets.
- Never burn a candle on or near anything that can catch fire, such as furniture, curtains, bedding, carpets, books, paper, flammable decorations, etc.
- Never leave a burning candle unattended.
- Don’t burn a candle for more than 4 hours, metalware can get hot!
- Ensure the candle is placed on a stable, heat-resistant surface. This can help prevent heat damage to underlying surfaces.
- Make sure a candle is completely extinguished and the wick ember is no longer glowing before leaving the room.
- Never introduce liquids or foreign objects into your candle and keep it free of any wick trimmings, matches and any flammable materials.
- Do not burn a candle all the way down. For a margin of safety, it’s advised to discontinue burning a candle when 1 cm (0.30 inches) wax remains in a container.
- Don’t allow water or moisture to mix with the hot wax, this can cause splattering and popping of the wax.
2. KEEP THE WICK TRIMMED
Trim the wick to 0.5cm (0.2 inches) every time you light your candle. Do so with either scissors or candle trimmers if your wick is low in the container. If your wick is longer than 0.5cms, it tends to smoke, create black soot on the sides of your container and burn faster reducing the expected burn time for that sized candle. Also, be sure to not over trim the wick as this will result in the flame burning too small and the melt pool will not reach the edges of the container causing a ‘tunnel’ effect.
3. ALWAYS BURN THEM LONG ENOUGH
A good candle in perfect conditions should burn about 2.5cm (1 inch) in diameter across the surface for every hour lit. Make sure you’re planning to burn them for at least 2-3 hours at a time (depending on size of container) to ensure the melted wax reaches the edges of the vessel. If you blow out a candle mid way through its burn across the surface, the candle is more likely to burn down from where you last left it creating a tunnel which means you lose the hours worth of burn time in wax around the edges.
4. AVOID DRAFTS
Burning a candle in drafty area can cause uneven burning, a smoky flame and cause your candle to burn faster. If you notice the flame of the candle is flickering in any direction other than straight up then there may be a draft. Prevent drafts by keeping burning candles away from heating, air-conditioning vents and open windows. Extinguish a candle if it smokes, flickers repeatedly, or the flame becomes too high. Let it cool, trim wick and re-light when ready.
5. EXTINGUISHING THE FLAME
To blow out a candle, a candle snuffer works best. If you don’t have one you can blow out the candle by placing an index finger in front of the flame and blowing gently. This causes the air to surround the flame and reduces the splattering of hot wax from the wax pool.
6. WAX SPILLING
If wax has spilled on the carpet, the best way to remove it is with paper towels and a hot iron. Place a paper towel over the spill. Place a heated iron over the paper towel. The heat from the iron will cause the wax to melt and be absorbed into the paper towel. You may need to do this more than once depending on the amount of wax spilled.
7. WARM SUNNY DAYS
Soy wax and natural wax is softer than other waxes such as Paraffin or Palm so if your candle is sitting on the windowsill or in a warm place, it's not unusual to find the wax becoming a little 'sweaty' or to see some minor oil separation (this is also because we put the maximum amount of fragrance into a candle!). If this happens, not to worry, it all goes back to normal when you light it again.
8. GENERAL CANDLE MAINTENANCE
You can remove dust and fingerprints from a candle by gently rubbing the surface with a piece of nylon or a dry/damp soft cloth or a paper towel.
If soot forms on the inside of the glass (less noticeable with the colour choice of our glassware), extinguish the candle, cool the wax, then wipe the glass with a clean cloth. Make sure the wick is trimmed before relighting.
Always store your candles in a cool, dark and dry place away from direct sunlight and temperatures over 55 degrees C (130 degrees F).
If you are burning more than one candle in the same area, place them at least 10 cms (3 inches) apart from one another. This helps ensure that their melt time isn’t increased due to overheating, or create their own drafts to cause improper burning.
When not in use, it's good to keep your candle covered to avoid dust build-up .
Container candle burn times will vary depending on fragrance type, consumer burning habits and environmental conditions.
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