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Soy Wax Candle Care Guide: Increase Burn Time & Longevity | House of Two Trees

Welcome to House of Two Trees' insightful guide on soy wax candle care! Whether you're using candles for morning yoga, evening baths, or cosy Netflix nights, proper care is essential for enhancing burn time and maximising their aromatic experience. In this article, we'll walk you through general candle safety guidelines, essential care tips, proper storage techniques, and sustainable disposal methods to help you make the most of your soy wax candle and enjoy its soothing ambience for a long time.

General Safety Guidance: Before we delve into candle care, let's review some vital safety tips to ensure a worry-free candle experience:

  1. Never leave a burning candle unattended.
  2. Limit burning time to a maximum of 4 hours per session.
  3. Maintain a 10cm distance between burning candles.
  4. Always leave 5mm of wax at the bottom of the jar.
  5. Avoid burning candles near flammable objects or surfaces.

How to Care for Your Soy Wax Candle: Taking care of your soy wax candle not only promotes safety but also enhances its fragrance and lifespan. Follow these tips to keep your candle burning beautifully:

  1. Go for a Long Burn: Allow the wax pool to melt entirely before extinguishing the flame to prevent uneven burns.

  2. Snuff it, Don’t Blow It: Use a candle snuffer or a non-flammable lid to put out the flame evenly and avoid scattering the wax pool.

  3. Keep it Clean: After extinguishing the candle, clear any debris from the wax pool using a toothpick while the wax is slightly warm.

Proper Candle Storage: Properly storing your soy wax candle ensures it maintains its scent and burn time. Follow these storage guidelines:

  1. Keep Away from Heat and Sunlight: Store candles in a cool, shady area away from direct sunlight and heat sources to prevent melting and scent deterioration.

  2. Upright and with Lid On: Store candles in an upright position with the lid on when not in use to preserve their fragrance and prevent dust accumulation.

How to Get the Longest Burn Time: Follow these tips to extend the burn time of your soy wax candle and fully enjoy its delightful aroma:

  1. Choose the Right Environment: Select a flat, draft-free surface away from wind and direct sunlight for even burning.

  2. Trim the Wick: Before lighting, trim the wick to ¼ inch to prevent uneven burning and wax wastage.

  3. Sprinkle Table Salt: After extinguishing the candle, sprinkle a pinch of table salt in the melted wax pool to slow down burn time and prevent tunnelling.

How to Dispose of Your Soy Wax Candle: At House of Two Trees, we encourage responsible disposal for a sustainable future. Here's how to dispose of your soy wax candle safely and sustainably:

  1. Reuse or Recycle the Jar: To reuse the decorative candle jar, pour hot water inside to remove wax residue. Peel off the label, and recycle the jar with your glass waste.

  2. Get 10% Off with Recycling: Return your empty jar to House of Two Trees for recycling and enjoy a 10% discount on your next purchase! Email us at or drop the jar at our UK events or stores.

Conclusion: Follow these expert tips for soy wax candle care to enjoy a longer burn time and maintain the delightful fragrance of your House of Two Trees candle. Stay safe, preserve the environment, and create a soothing ambiance for every occasion with our premium soy wax candles.