Let the delicious sweet scents of creamy vanilla and fresh peach fill your home. This scented candle is presented in a stunning and reusable white Botany Jar.
Colour: Dark Grey
Burn Time: Up to 80 Hours
Candle Size: 10x11cm
Wax Weight: 400g
Wax Type: 90% Paraffin wax +10% Blended vegetable wax
Type: Scented Candle Collection
Scent: Assorted Fragrances
Candle Safety Guide
When using any candle, you need to be sure to follow strict candle safety guidelines to avoid risks associated with the open flame. Taking care of your candles will also ensure they last longer and keep performing as they should.
Here are 10 candle safety tips to follow when using your candles:
- Always burn your candles on heat resistant surfaces in an area that you intend to stay in. You should always have your candles in your line of sight and not leave them unattended for long periods. This will help avoid fires from accidentally starting.
- Never burn candles near a draft, fan, or air conditioning duct as this is not safe and may cause the flame to catch onto other objects nearby.
- Do not burn candles near flammable materials such as curtains, paper, towels, decorations etc.
- Always keep candles away and out of reach from children and pets as they may be unaware of the dangers.
- Pillar candles and candle jars will gradually get hotter as the candle burns. It is advisable not to move a burning candle as this can cause injury and is a fire hazard. Instead, blow the candle out, wait 10 minutes for it to cool, wait for the wax to solidify, and then proceed to move it.
- Take care when extinguishing your candles. Blow them out carefully and DO NOT use water or the candle jar lid to extinguish the candle. Only use the candle jar lid to extinguish the flame if directed to on the product’s packaging.
- Burning candles for long periods can cause the jar to overheat and break. Avoid burning candles for longer than 4 hours. This time frame will vary based on the size of the candle. See the manufacturer’s directions on the packaging if unsure.
- Your candle wick should be trimmed before use and never be too long as the flame may become uncontrollable. Do not trim the wick too much as a short wick will create smoke and uneven burning. Approximately 6-10mm should prevent mushrooming.
- Do not allow the flame to burn against the side of the candles glass jar as this may cause the jar to blacken and break.
- Do not burn the candle to the very bottom of the jar as this can cause the jar to break and start a fire.
Paraffin Wax Candle FAQ
What is paraffin wax?
Paraffin wax is an extensively used ingredient for candle making. It is a petroleum by-product, odourless and long burning. Once fully refined, paraffin wax is non-toxic, waterproof and safe and provides a dependable long burning fuel. It has properties that allow dyes and fragrance oils to blend and create amazing candles.
What is the difference between candles made from paraffin wax and soy wax?
Paraffin wax is a petroleum by-product and has a long and high temperature burn. Soy wax candles are made from soybean extracts and have a lower burn temperature.
About the Candle
What should I look for in a good quality scented candle?
The size of the candle will determine how long and far the aroma will carry. The intensity of the scent will depend on the percentage of fragrance oil used in making the candle. You should be able to select a good candle just as you do a good wine. Trial and test until you find what you like. Fragrance and aroma are personal taste and we have worked on blending popular scents to relax and please you.
How should I store and care for my candles?
Store your candles in a cool dry place as wax can soften in temperatures over 25 degrees. If exposed to direct sunlight for an extended length of time, coloured candles may also fade or discolour.
In these circumstances, taper candles are especially affected. Remember, candles are a lifestyle choice and care should be taken when burning candles. Don’t leave them unattended. Keep them out of the reach of children and pets. We suggest burning candles no longer than three to four hours at a time.
What is the right way to blow out a candle?
Everyone has his/her own ideas on how to best blow out candles. We believe it’s best to sink the lit wick back into the wax pool it has created. This will extinguish the flame, limit smoke and prepare the wick for the next time you light it.
Why choose scented candles?
Scented or fragrant candles can create a peaceful mood and atmosphere. They also mask and eliminate unwanted odours.
About the Wick and Burn
When I buy a new candle, why should I do a “first burn”?
A “first burn” is when you light a candle for the first time and burn it for a number of hours until a full wax pool has formed at the top of the candle. By doing this you will get a long even burn without creating tunnelling. Once this has happened, you are free to blow your candle out if desired.
Is there a recommended burn time for scented candles?
Yes. The recommended burn time for scented candles is no more than 2-3 hours at a time.
What do I do when my candle is not burning evenly?
More wax can melt than the flame can burn, which makes the wick black. This is called “mushrooming” and occurs with 100% cotton wicks or wooden wicks. Blow your candle out, trim the wick, and light it again for an even and efficient burn. Try not to let your wick cuttings fall into the wax pool.
What happens if I burn the candle all the way to the bottom of the jar?
While burning your candle, the jar becomes very hot. If this continues all the way to the bottom of the jar, it may break. To prevent any safety issues, burn your candles to about 1cm from the bottom of the jar and remember to use a candle plate or a similar heat resistant surface to place your candles on.
What type of wick do KERI candles use?
KERI candles use pure cotton wicks that are free of lead and completely safe.
How often should I trim my wick?
Trim your wick after every burn. Do not trim the wick to much as a short wick will create smoke and uneven burning. Approximately 6-10mm should prevent mushrooming.
How long should I wait before I can relight my candles?
Allow your candle to cool down before you relight it. This allows the wax pool to solidify and keep an even burn throughout the life of the candle.
Should I refill my candle jar or recycle it?
If the candle jar is made of glass, it can weaken after prolonged periods of heat. We suggest you do not refill your used candle jars and recycle them safely. On the other hand, they make great storage jars.
Can I remove candle wax from fabric?
To remove candle wax from fabric is tricky. It really depends on the type of fabric and the washing and dry cleaning instructions, so best you go to the nearest dry cleaner for advise.