Safety & Candle care guide lines  


All our candles are hand-made and hand-poured at our home studio in South Wales. We strive for consistency, but each candle is unique. 


To make the most of your Soy + Coconut Candle it is important to let your candle burn for a couple of hours at a time, to ensure that the pool of melted wax completely covers the whole of the surface area of your candle. Ideally you will want there would be a ‘melt pool’ across the surface area of the candle of 2-3 mm on the first burn. This prolongs the life of your candle and avoids what is known as ‘tunnelling’ and give you the best flame and hot scent throw, which is what you want. It will take around 2 hours on the first burn to achieve a full melt pool to the edge of the glass or tin. 


Do not burn your candle for more than 4 hours and allow 24 hours between each burn.


Wicks are the engine of your candle, the tin rosewood wooden candle wicks are completely non-toxic, organic, eco-friendly and sustainable. Our eco-friendly glass tumbler wicks are high quality, appropriate for soy wax providing a more stable and consistent burn. The wooden wicks crackle, just like the crackle of wood on a fire or in a wood burning stove.


- Trim the wicks when the candle is completely cold (we find nail scissors work well). It is important that the wick is not too long (otherwise it will smoke), 3-5 mm is perfect to prolong the life of your candle 

(the exception is the first burn when you want it a little longer).  Untrimmed wicks may increase the size of the flame and cause smoke and soot, keep your candle clean and free from dust.



Always burn our candles on their lids if you have purchased a tin candle or place the glass candle on a stable, protected, heat-resistant non-flammable surface away from draughts. It's time to say goodbye to your candle when there is approximately 1-2cm of wax in the container for safety reasons as the glass/tin container may get too hot. The sustainers we use in our candles are designed with this is mind. 


Use a candle snuffer to extinguish the flame and avoid smoking of the wick. do not use liquid.


- KEEP AWAY from heat, hot surfaces, open flames, sparks and other ignition sources.

- ALWAYS keep away from children and pets. 


- STORE in a cool, well ventilated place.


- Soy wax has a low melting point DO NOT store on windowsills or in summer houses.



The CLP Regulations (Classification of Labelling and Packaging Regulations) These regulations that came into force in 2015 align the EU system of classification, labelling and packaging of chemical substances and mixtures to the global system (GHS). This requires any products (including virtually all household products) to carry the necessary pictograms and relevant hazard information relevant to that product, along other required information, including safety information. We clearly label all our boxes and safety information is on also on  the base of your candle. 

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