‘SMOKING’ OR ‘SOOTING’ CANDLES
Mind Retreat products are high quality, handcrafted items which do not produce excess soot or smoke when burned. The most common reasons for a ‘smoking’ or ‘sooting’ candle are untrimmed wicks and placement in or near to unregulated air currents (draughts). Unburned particles of carbon will escape if a flame is disturbed or made to flicker. To minimize the smoke or soot released from any candle, users should always trim wicks to shorter than 0.5cm / 0.20” before lighting, never place candles in or near unregulated air currents (draughts), and never move a burning candle.
‘SETTING’ THE MELT POOL
All container candles will ‘remember’ the manner in which they were first burned, and will tend to replicate this behaviour every time they are lit thereafter. This ‘memory’ will only be problematic in instances where the candle is burned for an insufficient period of time on the first burn to allow a full melt pool to form. Since the candle’s future ability to ‘throw’ scent is directly related to the surface area of the melt pool, it is important that during the first burn you allow a full melt pool to form. We suggest that the first burn of any container candle should be around 45 minutes for every inch in candle diameter, up to a maximum burn time of 4 hours. If a jar candle is burned for short periods every time it is lit, only a small melt pool will form, making it very likely that the candle will ‘tunnel’, gradually excavating a core down through the candle following the path of the wick.
Good candle care and maintenance is the responsibility of the user; please follow safe practice at all times. Mind Retreat is not responsible or liable for any damage or injury which occurs due to lack of care or attention when burning our candles. In any case, our maximum liability to you is the amount you originally paid for the product. Your purchase from Mind Retreat signifies your acceptance of the aforementioned information and policies.
Soy wax, when left to cure, becomes stronger in scent throw over time as the wax and oil combine. As all of our candles are made by hand and during busy periods, made to order, we recommend that you wait a couple of days before lighting your candle. This will ensure you have the strongest scent throw possible from your beautiful candle.