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Burning Tips

Burning Votives

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We have recently changed our votive wick to a hemp wick which has been primed with beeswax.  This is a larger wick and puts off a nice big bright flame and burns through the beeswax well.

Keep that wick trimmed!

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You want to keep an eye on your burning votive.  On occasion, if the flame is really large, or you can see a big ball on the end of the wick, blow out the candle and trim the wick.

Relight!

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Using a long lighter, relight your votive and you should get hours more of that nice big bright flame!

Burning pillars

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When you first light your pillar, you need to burn the candle 1 hour for every inch of width.  For example, a 3"x 3", or 3" x 4" pillar, you want to burn for at least three hours per burning session.  With the 2"x 3.5" or 2"x 4.5" you want to burn for at least 2 hours per session. This candle needs a hug!

Give your candle a hug!

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In the first pillar, you can see the wax wall starting to form.  To fix this and keep the candle burning evenly, blow out the candle, let it cool for a couple minutes and while the wax is soft, push the wax in towards the center.  This is referred to as hugging your candle.

Now relight!

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If the wick needs trimming, do it before you relight. You want to always keep your wick trimmed to approximately 1/4".   If you have any trouble relighting, get your lighter and push it into the wick gently a couple times to break up the wick fibers.  Then relight and continue enjoying your big bright flame?