Candle Care - A Complete Guide to Caring for your Beeswax Candles
All candles must have proper fire-resistant holders. We recommend using a pillar plate for all of our beeswax pillars, a votive plate for our standard votives, a taper holder for tapers, and a tea light cup/holder for tea lights. Do not burn beeswax candles in narrow glass candle holders as they require more oxygen to burn. Doing so may prevent candle from burning properly.
Candles that are not sitting straight or stable, may burn on one side only or drip wax; this can become a fire hazard.
Light the wick by tilting the candle slightly. Please note, beeswax candles take more effort to light; this is because the flashpoint of beeswax is 204.4 °C (400 °F).
*Please ensure to follow all candle burning instructions, which are provided on the label of each candle made by Pioneer Spirit.
To extinguish the candle dip the wick into the wax pool then straighten. This primes the wick for the next burn, and eliminates the smoke and smouldering of blowing out the flame.
Never leave a burning candle unattended!
As 100% pure beeswax candles age, they will develop a natural white powdery coating on them called “bloom”. It doesn’t affect the way the candle burns. Wiping with a dry cloth or heating the candle slightly with a hair dryer can easily remove the powdery coating.
A candle with a flickering flame or creating soot, occurs when the wick becomes too long or an air current disturbs the flame (air furnaces, fans, etc.). To avoid this, always trim the wick to ¼” inch before every use and be sure to place candles away from drafts, vents or air currents.
Always follow the recommended instructions provided on the candle label.