LIGHTHAUS: 7 Answers to the Most Frequently Asked Questions About Scented Candles!

We frequently got overwhelmed with all the same questions being asked over and over again by our customers. Although we like to answer questions as they come this time we thought to answer all the most common questions at once, so every time a question pops up in your head you don’t need to wait for our answer but just browse through our website for all the answers. If you have other questions apart from these you can comment in the comment section:

Why I Can’t Smell My Scented Candle?

This one question tops our list, a lot of people complain that they can’t smell the fragrance in their room. To help them out we simply asked what they were doing with their candles, so it came out that some were burning the candle for just 15-20 min that too in a large room and immediately extinguished the candle when they couldn’t smell the fragrance. First of all, you need to burn a scented candle for a minimum of two hours before judging the fragrance, the second option could be try to burn it in a small room and then check the fragrance.

There is Black Smoke Coming Out From My Scented Candle? How Should I Fix It? 

When you don’t trim the wick before burning scented candles then it may start producing soot. Always trim the wick ¼ inch before lighting fresh or previously burnt candles, if you want to burn your candles for more than 4 hours then also extinguish the flame at intervals of 4 hours, let the candle cool, trim the wick and relight.  Place the candles away from drafts as they may cause the candles to burn unevenly and can create smoke.

 What is the Benefit of an All Cotton Wick?

You may think that color and fragrance makes a candle but the most important thing in a candle is the wick. The whole burning process of a candle depends upon the wick, so a larger wick made of may create smoke and a smaller wick may lead to tunneling in a candle. You should always check if the wicks are made with 100% cotton because a lead wick may create toxic smoke that may be harmful to your health. This is why we use European 100% all cotton wicks in our candles.

Why Does My Candle Form A Tunnel When It Burns?

Tunneling in candles is very common, it is also known as a “melt ring”. It happens when a candle burns only from the center creating thick wax residual around the walls of a jar candle or a pillar candle because the wax did not melt all the way across the edges. To prevent tunneling in any candle, let your candles burn for at least one hour per inch of the diameter and let the wax melt pool reach across the edges.

Why Soy Candles are Expensive than Normal Candles?

Soy candles are made of soy wax, which is a vegetable wax produced from the oil of soybeans. Soy wax is natural, biodegradable, has a strong scent throw and lasts for twice as compared to an average paraffin wax candle. The natural properties and premium quality make soy candles a little expensive than average scented candles but they’re surely worth the price.

Are All Soy Wax Candles the Same?

No, not all soy wax candles are the same. Some candle brands mark their candle as “soy candles” by just using 51% soy wax and 49% chemical wax blends. Not only they use other waxes but they also include metal core wicks along with chemical fragrance oils, whereas a pure organic soy candle is supposed to have 100% soy wax and natural essential oils.
 
 How To Remove Remaining Wax From The Container Once The Candle Is Over?

Once the candle is over, use a butter knife to scrape out the leftover wax from the container. Place the jar in the sink and fill it with hot water, let the water sit for 2-3 minutes then pour water in the sink and wipe off the jar with a cloth.

Just in case we have missed out on any question that interests you, then you can reach out to us by mentioning it in the comment section and we will be more than happy to provide you with all the answers.

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