Posted by Susan on May 03, 2015
I've always had a love for candles. I remember moving into my first apartment and immediately buying an assortment of candles. That was a long time ago, but I vividly remember watching them burn, hugging the sides so they would burn evenly, trimming the wick, basically caring for them as they burned. Fast forward to today, actually making candles is kind of serendipitous!
We offer many sizes and styles of beeswax candles, some of them require different care than others. We've compiled a list of questions that our customers have asked over time, along with some things we have learned ourselves. Today we will be talking about tea light candles, but be sure to bookmark this page and check back as we will be discussing the benefits and care for all of the candles we make.
Tea lights are one of my favorite candles, and also one of our best sellers. I love them because they are self contained, the wick rarely needs to be trimmed, they burn beautifully for about 4 hours and they extinguish themselves. They are an excellent choice for special events and equally enjoyable at home. Because of their size, they have a much smaller wick than our other candles. If they are not lit properly the wick will act like a fuse and extinguish itself before the flame reaches the wax. This can be frustrating, so we made a video to help show just how a tea light should be lit - enjoy!
* Use a utility lighter, not matches
* Light the candle at the BASE of the wick, not the tip
* Hold the flame in place long enough so that a wax pool develops
* Keep candles out of the reach of children and pets, and NEVER leave a burning candle unattended
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