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Care for Your Handmade Candle

First Things First: The Pure Beauty of Coconut-Soy Wax

Have you ever noticed that sometimes your coconut soy wax candle forms craters and lumps? While it may seem like a flaw, it's actually a sign of the candle's purity and quality. Here's why:

1. Natural and Eco-Friendly: Coconut soy wax candles are made from natural ingredients, making them a more environmentally friendly option compared to traditional paraffin wax candles.

2. Longer Burn Time: Coconut soy wax candles have a longer burn time compared to other types of candles, providing longer lasting fragrance and ambiance in the home.

3. Clean Burn: Coconut soy wax candles have a clean burn, producing less soot and residue compared to paraffin candles, reducing air pollution.

4. Versatile: Coconut soy wax candles come in various scents, colors and sizes, making them a versatile option for creating a desired mood in any room.

5. Vegan and Cruelty-Free: Coconut soy wax candles are typically vegan and cruelty-free, making them a popular choice for animal lovers and those who live a plant-based lifestyle.

Crackling Wood Wick Care

Wood wick candles are the perfect addition to your home décor. Not only do they look beautiful, but they also produce a warm, crackling sound when lit, reminiscent of a cozy fire. But, just like any other candle, wood wick candles require proper care to maintain their quality and longevity. Here's how to keep your wood wick candles burning bright!

1. Trim the wick before each burn.

A well-trimmed wick helps prevent soot buildup and ensures an even burn. Use a wick trimmer or scissors to cut the wick to 1/8 inch before lighting.

2. Keep the wax pool clear of debris.

As the candle burns, small pieces of the wick can fall into the wax pool. Using a toothpick or a wick dipper, gently remove any debris to keep the wax pool clear.

3. Don't burn the candle for too long.

It's important not to burn your candle for more than 4 hours at a time. This will help prevent the candle from overheating and becoming damaged.

4. Place your candle on a heat-resistant surface.

Wood wick candles can get hot, so make sure to place them on a heat-resistant surface such as a candle plate or a coaster.

5. Store your candles properly.

When not in use, store your wood wick candles in a cool, dry place, away from direct sunlight and heat sources. This will help prevent the wax from melting and the wick from becoming damaged.

6. Light the wick at the center.

To ensure an even burn, light the wick at the center. This will help prevent the candle from tunneling, which is when the wax burns down the middle and leaves a gap around the wick.

With these simple tips, your wood wick candles will burn bright and bring warmth to your home for years to come. So, sit back, relax, and enjoy the crackling sounds of your candle while creating a cozy atmosphere in your home.

Performance Cotton Wick Care

Caring for cotton wicks, especially in the context of candles or oil lamps, is important for safety and proper burning. Here are some tips for cotton wick care:

1. Trim the Wick: Before lighting a candle or lamp with a cotton wick, trim it to about 1/4 inch (6mm) in length. This helps prevent excessive smoking and uneven burning.

2. Keep it Clean: Make sure the area around the wick is free from debris, excess wax, or any other foreign materials that could interfere with the wick's burning.

3. Avoid Overburning: Don't burn candles or lamps for extended periods, as this can cause the wick to become too long, leading to excessive smoke and a larger flame. Extinguish the flame after a few hours and let it cool before relighting.

4. Center the Wick: Ensure that the wick is centered in the candle or lamp to ensure even burning and prevent the wick from leaning against the sides, which can cause uneven melting.

5. Snuff, Don't Blow: When extinguishing the flame, use a candle snuffer or gently dip the wick into the melted wax rather than blowing it out. This helps prevent smoke and soot buildup.

6. Store Properly: If you have spare wicks, store them in a cool, dry place to prevent moisture absorption and degradation.

7. Safety First: Always follow safety guidelines when using candles or oil lamps. Never leave them unattended, keep them away from flammable materials, and use proper holders or containers.

By following these tips, you can ensure that your cotton wicks burn efficiently and safely.

Always Adhere to Safety Label


WARNING: Burn within sight. Keep away from children and pets. Follow these safety guidelines for a safe and enjoyable candle experience.

1. Trim Wick: Before each use, trim the wick to approximately 1/4 inch (6mm) (1/8 inch for wood wicks) to prevent excessive smoking and uneven burning.

2. Place on Heat-Resistant Surface: Always place the candle on a heat-resistant surface, away from flammable materials such as curtains, bedding, and furniture.

3. Keep Away from Drafts: Avoid placing the candle in drafty areas, as this can cause uneven burning and excessive dripping.

4. Burn Time: Do not burn the candle for more than 4 hours at a time. Allow the candle to cool for at least 2 hours before relighting.

5. Extinguish Safely: Use a candle snuffer or gently blow out the flame. Avoid blowing molten wax.

6. Container Care: If using a container candle, ensure the container is clean and free from debris before each use.

7. Emergency: In case of fire or accidents, keep a fire extinguisher, baking soda, or a lid nearby to smother the flame. Never use water to extinguish a candle fire.

8. Contact Information: For inquiries or concerns, contact CALDERA PALM at

Enjoy your candle responsibly and safely. Thank you for choosing CALDERA PALM.