Why should I choose soy wax candles over paraffin?
There are a number of benefits to using soy wax over paraffin.
Soy wax is a relatively new product discovered in 1991, and is made from soya beans - 100% natural, renewable, and friendly to the environment. Paraffin wax however, is a bi-product of the refinery process for petroleum oil and essentially just a cheap waste product.
Soy wax has a low melting point and can burn up to twice as long as paraffin wax - giving you more burn for your buck. It's also biodegradable, meaning any spills are easy to clean up. It's made from vegetable oil, which is non toxic and gives a clean burn. Compared to paraffin wax, it also gives off much less soot.
What safety measures should I take when burning The Blackened Teeth's candle?
It is vital that you follow these safety tips when lighting your candle:
1. Never leave your candle burning unattended.
2. Keep your candle out of the reach of children and pets.
3. Never burn your candle on or near anything that might catch fire.
4. Be sure your candle is placed on a stable, heat-resistant surface.
5. Keep burning candles away from any drafts.
6. Don’t burn your candle all the way down - know when to say goodbye.
7. Never touch or move a burning candle when the wax is liquid.
8. Place burning candles at least 10cm apart from one another.
9. Use a snuffer to avoid hot wax splattering, and never use water to put out the flame.
10. Trim your wick before burning so the flame doesn't smoke, flicker or rise too high.
I have a ‘Frosted’ effect on my candles
If you've ever seen a white-ish color coating on chocolate, then you have a good idea of what frosting looks like in soy wax. It is a natural byproduct of a natural wax and in no way affects the burn ability or fragrance of a candle. It is caused by tiny crystal growth that forms on the top and sides of the wax. Soy candles can be buffed using tights to give them a shine, this can remove some frosting. It's important that soy candles are kept and displayed in an environment that has a consist temperature.