Lets start with the basics.
The following guidelines apply to the burning of all candles including Coast of Jamaica candles.
• Never leave a burning candle unattended.
• Keep burning candles away from flammable materials, children and pets.
• Do not place candles on or near other heat sources.
• Burn the candles on heat resistant surfaces
• Extinguish candles with great care ensuring that hot wax does not splatter.
• Keep the hot wax pool free of wick trimmings, matches or any other flammable materials
• Do not allow anything to drop into the hot wax pool such as parts of the wick or a match
How do I get the most out of my candle?
To ensure a beautiful burn experience ensure the wick is trimmed to 1/8" in length – this helps with making the wax melt evenly. We use self trimming wicks so candles should only need a couple of trimmings during it's life. Ensure wick is up right to ensure an even burn.
If the wick bends over slightly – extinguish the flame, re trim to 1/8" before relighting. This will also help to keep the wax pool clear from debris.
On the first burn, the candle must be allowed to achieve need a full melt pool across the top of the candle. If the candle is extinguished prior to achieving this, tunneling may occur. To ensure you achieve a full melt pool, burn your candle for a minimum of 1 hour or until all the wax has melted evenly to the edge.
My candle is smoking!
Under ideal burning conditions your Coast of Jamaica candle will be virtually smoke free! However, any candle has the potential to produce smoke and soot if not burned and cared for properly.
Here are some tips to get a smoke-free burn from your candle!
• Do not place your candles in a drafty area such as a hallway, near a window or by a fireplace
• When a candle is placed in a drafty area, the draft can cause the flame to produce smoke
• Once the draft is removed, the candle should return to normal
• Do not burn your candle for longer than 3 hours at a time.
We want you to love and enjoy your Coast of Jamaica candle, however we only recommend enjoying it for a maximum of three hours at a time! Like any good diva, working her too hard will cause you some trouble! We have found that burning your candle for longer than 3 hours at a time increases the risk of smoking due to the wick being too long and the flame burning too hot! Always allow the wax to fully cool and harden before relighting.
It looks like the wax is drowning out the wick!
We recommend burning your Coast of Jamaica Candle long enough to achieve a full melt pool every time you light it! This means that all of the wax on the top of the candle is melted right to the edges. This may be 1-2 hours. If you are consistently burning the candle for shorter amounts of time and not allowing the wax to melt to the edges of the glass you may notice the candle start to tunnel. We do not recommend cutting out the excess wax to fix the tunneling. If you allow your candle to burn for longer periods of time, this problem should begin to solve itself.
Do I need to trim the wick?
In most case cotton wicks are self-trimming, meaning you don’t need to do anything to them in between burning sessions. If your wick is longer than ½” after you extinguish the flame, allow it to cool completely and trim the wick to roughly ¼” before relighting. Always make sure to remove all of the wick trimmings from the wax prior to relighting or it can discolor your wax! Trimming the wick reopens the pores of the wick, causing your flame to burn hotter and higher, which can sometimes increase the risk of your candle producing soot!
Why do you use soy?
We use 100% soy for a number of reasons. 100% soy is natural, renewable, non-toxic, biodegradable and burns longer and at a cooler temperature than paraffin wax.
Where are our candles made?
All our candles are all individually hand poured and our diffusers/home fragranceing products are all made in our premises in LA. We strive to use local businesses for all aspects of our packaging, marketing and branding.
What is the wick made of?
All of our candle wicks are constructed from all natural ring-spun cotton. They do not contain zinc, lead, or any other metals. All of our pre-tabbed candle wicks have a natural wax coating