Candle Care and Safety Information

Soy Wax Candles:

We love Soy Wax around here but like to acknowledge it's diva tendencies. Soy Wax is often heralded because of clean burn, gorgeous diffusion of fragrance and creamy appearance. So, while we greatly enjoy all of those things, it is still something to care for. 

What you need to know:

  • Afterburn on Soy Wax candles can look weird. Most people would describe it as "frosted" or "milky." If your candle looks odd after it's cooled off, don't worry! That is completely normal for this diva wax and will not affect your next burn or the scent throw. 
  • Please keep all candles away from pets, children and anything flammable. Candles should not be placed in direct sunlight for too long or near anything that could fall or be blown into the container. Please keep lit candles somewhere you can see them as unattended candles could lead to an unfortunate series of events. 
  • Burn time can be elongated by proper burning. To extend your burn time, keep candles away from drafts, direct sunlight and in environments that do not vary in temperature too much. We test all candles in a controlled environment and add the approximate total burn time to all listings. 
  • If the candle should spill for whatever reason, Soy Wax is actually water soluble. Through many spills, we've found that warm (or hot) water and a little dish soap will get it all up quickly.  
  • "Wet Spots" are completely normal for both soy wax and paraffin wax. If you notice spots that look odd, don't worry! This won't effect your burn at all. They are caused by changes in temperature. 

Collections made with Soy Wax:

 

Our Soy Wax/Paraffin Blend:

We sat in the lab (kitchen) cooking this up through trial and error for weeks. Specifically used for our Cozy Comfort Collection (coming in November), this wax blend provides an amazing amount of scent throw, durability and was perfect for the collection's design. There is a lot of misinformation going around about Paraffin wax in general so please see out notes of safety below. 

What you need to know:

  • Paraffin is not toxic to you or your walls. We test for many things including soot production which is typically why people squeak away from paraffin candles so often. 
  • Please keep all candles away from pets, children and anything flammable. Candles should not be placed in direct sunlight for too long or near anything that could fall or be blown into the container. Please keep lit candles somewhere you can see them as unattended candles could lead to an unfortunate series of events. 
  • Burn time can be elongated by proper burning. To extend your burn time, keep candles away from drafts, direct sunlight and in environments that do not vary in temperature too much. We test all candles in a controlled environment and add the approximate total burn time to all listings. 
  • Should this candle spill for any reason, paraffin is not as easy to clean. Luckily it's mixed with soy wax so for the most part we've found that it comes up hot water and some dish soap. 

Collections with Our Soy Wax Blend:

  • The Cozy Comfort Collection (coming soon)
  • All Wax Melts

Our Pillar Blend

Pillar candles are essentially naked and please ensure they stay that way before lighting. Here is an easy guide on how to properly burn and care for your beautiful pillar candle:
  • DO NOT put the pillar candle, no matter the size, into a container. Instead, place it atop a level surface that won't be ruined should wax drip down the side if the surface gets jostled. We highly suggest a designated candle holder of some sort. There are many styles and they will withstand wax for a long time. 
  • Please keep these away from pets, children, flammable objects, uneven surfaces and drafts to keep it burning evenly and prevent tunneling. Tunneling for pillar candles is a little different than tunneling for container candles. Don't worry, we have a video coming out to explain this very soon! As usual, never leave a candle unattended. 
  • To prevent tunneling further, allow your pillar candle to reach a full melt pool (for our candles, that means allowing it to burn for about 4 hours). You want the melt pool to reach ALMOST to the very edge but not spill over. 
  • Trim your wicks (if necessary) before burning and "hug" the wax in after burning to prevent, you guessed it, tunneling. 
  • Snuff your flame, do not blow! Blowing out a pillar candle is a fantastic way to get wax all over your nice furniture. We recommend just using something that isn't flammable to smother the flame. It should go out in seconds. 

Collections with Pillars:

  • The Alter Accessories Collection (development)

Unless otherwise stated, none of the products made and sold by Mindset Crafting LLC are for insertion or ingestion.