How do I care for my Mostly Sunny candle?
As our waxes have a memory, please allow your candle to burn for 2-3 hours initially, or when full melt pool is achieved. This will help prevent tunneling (when the wax melts straight down with a lot of leftover on the sides).
Trim your wick to 1/4 inch prior to each burn to ensure even burning and to prevent smoking.
Never burn your candle for more than 4 hours at a time.
Stop burning when there is 1/2 inch of wax remaining.
Keep away from children, pets, flammable objects, and drafts.
Never leave a lit candle unattended.
Use caution when handling. Glass gets hot.
Why soy wax?
There are so many wonderful things about soy wax, which has gained traction over recent years. You will find that many candles in popular "big box retailers" are made with paraffin wax or "soy wax blends" (meaning soy wax with a percentage of paraffin blended in). However, Paraffin is a petroleum by-product and evidence suggests that it can put off harmful substances into the air. We stand by our products and want them to be as safe and natural as possible for your family and ours. Soy wax is made from the soybean plant, and is a safe, natural alternative to paraffin. You will also find that our candles do not put off black soot and have significantly longer burn times.
Furthermore, at Mostly Sunny Candle Co., we carefully research and hand-select our fragrance oils and ensure they are clean, non-toxic, and phthalate free.
Is it me, or is the scent lighter than expected?
In short, it could be either! Soy wax is known for having a more buildable "hot throw" compared to other waxes you may be used to. Meaning, the scent strength builds as your candle burns. We hand-blend a small amount of coconut oil with our soy wax, which we have found helps with creaminess and hot throw. However, if you find that you're struggling to smell your candle, we can recommend a few solutions:
- Allow your candle some time to burn. We've found that our candle scents tend to build over time, so be patient and allow the fragrance some time to fill your space.
- Check the size of your space in relation to the size of your candle. Simply said, smaller candles are meant for smaller spaces. Depending on the size of the space and the strength you desire, multiple candles may be necessary.
- Check the airflow in your room and where your candle is sitting in relation to it. Heavy drafts or ventilation will cause your scent to dissipate quickly.
- Rotate your scents. Have you heard of the term "nose blind"? It often happens when you become used to smelling the same scents over time - the scents appear to fade when in reality we've just become "nose blind" to them. We recommend keeping a few different scents on hand and rotating them out in order to help with this.
Keep in mind, an overwhelming scent can often be worse than a subtle scent. Soy wax is often a great option for migraine suffers or those with fragrance sensitivities!
Why are there wet-looking spots on the inside of my candle jar?
"Wet spots" are a common occurrence with candles and can be caused by any number of things. Typically, they are caused by wax shrinkage and air bubbles during the cooling process, which causes the wax to slightly pull away from the glass. Of course, wet spots are more noticeable with clear containers due to them being transparent, but they are common nonetheless with all waxes and any container. We take as many precautions as possible to prevent wet spots from occurring, such as controlling cooling rates; however, they are not 100% preventable, and sometimes factors such as temperature changes after the candle is cooled (such as during the shipping process) can still cause wet spots to form. Fortunately, wet spots do not at all affect your candle's performance!
Why does my candle top appear so bumpy after burning?
Bumpy tops and "frosting" are completely common with soy candles due to the wax being natural. Natural waxes have a tendency to try to return to their "natural" state, which is where the bumpiness and frosting come from. Soy wax lovers often look for this bumpy signature as a way to assure the wax is 100% soy. Rest assured though, neither affect the candle's performance at all!
What are wax melts?
Our wax melts are also made from all-natural soy wax that has some natural botanical additives which allows them to hold slightly more fragrance than a standard candle, and enables smooth meltability. Our wax melts work in most standard wax warmers. You can find wax warmers at many big box retail stores, such as Wal-Mart, Target, and Amazon, among other places. Our wax melts are not recommended in Scentsy brand wax warmers; however, as we have found those warmers are typically programmed at a lower heat setting that is more conducive to Scentsy and other paraffin-based wax melts.
How can I contact Mostly Sunny Candle Co.?
You can contact us by phone at (402)669-7328, by email at email@example.com, or look us up on Facebook and Instagram by MostlySunnyCandleCo.!