How to properly care for your wood wick candle:
- Keep out of reach of kids and pets
- Burn on a flat, even surface away from flammable items such as curtains and walls
- Don't move whilst burning, and allow to cool after burning - the glass will be hot!
Just like us, wood wicks can be temperamental and each one is unique. All of the Mojo Candle wood wicks are made with a natural and untreated double-ply wood and can vary slightly in their thickness and grain. This will cause every Mojo Candle Co. Brew Candle to burn a little bit differently.
Despite these variances, wood wicks provide a more unique burning experience than a traditional cotton wick like with our Wine Bottle Candles. Who doesn't love a good crackling fire? Well, similarly, double wood wicks make a pleasant, soft crackling sound!
The Important First Burn
The first burn plays a huge part in caring for your candle. When lighting your Mojo candle for the first time, allow the wax to melt all the way to the edges of the container. This creates what is called a wax "pool." This pool helps to prevent tunnelling and promotes an even burn each time you light the candle and ensures the best scent throw. An uneven wax pool can drown the wick & cause lighting problems so please burn in 2 to 4 hour increments.
Avoid Blowing Out Your Candle
It seems unusual but you should never blow out your Mojo candle! This can cause the wax to spray onto your skin or table, smoke to fill the room, the container to crack or soot to form around the edge of the container. The best method is to use a candle snuffer or candle tweezers to extinguish the flame. You can either put the candle out but simply squeezing the flame with the candle tweezers or by gently dipping the wick into the melted wax.
When To Stop Burning
We recommend a maximum time of 4 hours for each burn. It's also a good rule of thumb to stop burning your Mojo candle once the wax falls below approximately 3cm from the bottom of the vessel. Burning with only a small amount of wax remaining can cause the base of the glass container to overheat. To avoid cracks or any damage to the surface surrounding the candle, we recommend discontinuing use at this point.
Correct Storage of Your Candle
To protect your candle from fading or discolouration, we recommend always storing it in a cool, dry place and away from direct sunlight. This doesn't affect the burning of the candle but can sometimes cause the creamy colour to turn yellow.