Safe Candle Burning 101 FAQs
Here are some basic FAQs on our candles. Feel free to contact me should you have any further questions.
Why does my candle jar have soot on it?
The jar may develop soot on the inside if the wick is burning too hot. This is usually caused by the wick being too long at the time it was lit. To prevent soot on the inside of the jar, be sure to trim it each time you light it. If the flame is too big, extinguish the candle, trim the wick to 1/4" and re-light.
Why is trimming the wick every time I light my candle important?
Trimming the wick to 1/4" before lighting each time is important to keep the flame from developing a flame that is too tall, which can be hazardous. A large flame can be a fire hazard, develop soot on the inside of the jar, and result in a candle that doesn't perform to its best capabilities. Also, be sure to discard the trimmed piece of wax and don't allow it to remain inside the candle. This can be a potential fire hazard.
Is it ok to leave my candle burning while it's out of sight?
No! This can be a potential fire hazard. A burning candle should never be left unattended, for any reason. It's important to extinguish any burning candle when there is a possibility of it burning out-of-sight.
How long will my candle last?
Our candles have an average burn time of about 5-6 hours per ounce.
How long should I burn my candle?
For the initial burn, trim the wick to 1/4" and allow to burn 2-4 hours to develop an even burn pool. This can extend the life of your candle and will prevent "tunneling." Once the initial burn has been established, a candle should never be burned for more than 4 hours. After 4 hours, extinguish, allow to cool, trim the wick and discard excess, and re-light. Your candle should be discarded when there is only about 1/2" of wax at the bottom of the jar. Burning all the way down can be a potential fire hazard.
Why does the soy wax on my candle look funny?
Soy wax is 100% natural and has a slow "cooling" period. If a candle cools too quickly, it can develop "frosting" and/or "wet spots." These are completely normal side effects of soy wax and have no effect on the quality of the candle or its performance.
Why is my candle not burning evenly?
A candle may not burn evenly if it is extinguished before developing an even melt pool, meaning that the wax should be completely melted from side to side before extinguishing. If this happens, allow the wax to met all the way to each side.
What is "frosting" and why is my candle showing signs of it?
Frosting can develop if your candle cools too quickly. It is normal for this to happen with soy wax. It does not affect the quality or performance of the candle.
What are my candles made from?
Trinity Rose Luxury Candles are made from 100% natural soy bean wax from soy beans that are grown in the USA. The fragrance oils used are infused with natural essential oils and other fragrances, rendering us from a Prop65 warning label. They are eco-friendly, earth-friendly, and vegan. Our candles are safer, free of carcinogens, reproductive toxins, and other concerning chemicals. Our wicks are made from flat braided cotton with paper threads woven into the cotton. Our wicks are lead and zinc free.
Where are Trinity Rose candles made?
Each candle is handmade in my very own kitchen, in my home, in Saugus, California. I make each and every one of them myself and there is no mass producing, which ensures a quality product.
How may I contact you?
You may contact us through our Contact Us page or send an email to TrinityRoseCandles@Gmail.com