CARING FOR YOUR CANDLE
Knowing how to properly burn your ANNII candle will help you get the most life out of it as possible and keep you safe.
ANNII Cocosoy candles are amazing as they burn cooler and up to 50% longer than paraffin based candles and releasing up to 90 percent less soot when used correctly.
If you notice frosting (white coating that appears on the top of your cocosoy candle), sweating, soft and melted wax it is a sign that you are using a 100% natural soy & coconut candle. It is the natural wax recrystallising and trying to return to its natural state. It is a perfectly natural effect of using coconut & soy wax and is unique to vegetable waxes.
Many candle companies use additives and stabilisers to prevent their candles from frosting, sweating and melting. This is the reason why these candles always look so perfect. If you want a 100% natural product then expect frosting and sweating. Frosting does not affect the performance of your candle and it will occur with age. In time the wax may also expand and rise up, covering the wick. If this occurs, scoop out the wax around the wick so that you can have access to light the wick again.
By trimming your wick before every burn will make sure that you don't have extra soot released into the air and ensures the wick doesn’t mushroom and smoke.
If your candle glass has soot around the edges (because you haven’t been trimming your wick or letting it burn longer than it should), use a clean dry paper towel to gently wipe it off. Your candle will look as good as new!
Every candle has a memory and you want the whole top surface of the candle to melt so that when you relight it, it will melt evenly. If you don't allow the wax to melt all the way to the edge of the glass, it will create a tunnel, which will keep your candle from burning correctly, shortening its life and also not letting the room fill with the scent.
EXAMPLE 1: This ANNII candle has been burning for 2 hours. It will need to burn for another 1 - 2 hours before the flame can be put out to prevent tunnelling.
EXAMPLE 2: This candle has been lit twice without allowing it to burn and melt all the way to the edge of the glass on both occasions.
EXAMPLE 3: This candle was lit once without allowing it to burn and melt all the way to the edge of the glass.
When you light your candle, make sure it's placed on a stable surface, and make sure there's nothing around it or above that could catch on fire.
As it melts, you'll see that the wick might move from side to side. You want to make sure that the wick stays in the centre of the candle to prevent the glass from overheating and possibly breaking and also to make sure the wax burns evenly.
Do not burn your candle longer than the recommended burn time. Blow it out, trim the wick and then re-light once the candle has cooled and solidified.
Place your candle on a heat resistant surface when lit and discontinue burning when you have at least 5mm of wax in your candle.
If you are left with excess cocosoy wax in your candle jar, scrape out the wax from the edges and reuse as a melt in an oil or electric burner, that way there is no wastage.
If you are burning more than one candle in the same room, ensure you leave at least 10cm between both burning candles.
Do not leave your candle unattended and keep away from children, curtains and pets.
In the event of a Wax Pool Fire, do not throw water onto it as this will cause the candle to “explode” due to the water suddenly turning to steam on contact with the hot wax. The candle should not be moved or touched while the wax is on fire. Either blow it out, cover with a fire blanket or use a fire extinguisher.