"Candle maintenance"? Really? That's a thing you have to think about?

 Yes. 

Well you don't have to. We can't tell you what to do. But we hope you find this information useful.   

When you buy a handmade artisan candle, you are likely spending more than you would on a mass produced candle from a big box retailer. And you should get every bit of value out of that candle that you can. So here's some helpful information about maximizing the life of your Big White Yeti soy candle: 

  • Soy wax burns at a lower temperature than paraffin. What this means for you is- it takes a while for a soy candle's melt pool (the liquefied wax) to reach the edge of the container. Depending on the specific fragrance and size of the candle, the ambient room temperature and humidity, and airflow in the room you are burning your candle, it could take anywhere from an hour to three hours to achieve. In other words, don't light your Yeti when you know you're going to have to leave your home in the next 15 minutes. Make time for it.  

  • Trim your wick! Yes, we've all heard this expression but do you actually know what it means? Lots of stores sell wick trimmers and if you are into unitasker accessories, pick one up. We have one, and have never actually used it. Between burns when a candle is completely cool, we take two fingers an gently  pinch the cold blackened wick. Whatever comes off between the fingers is enough to bring your wick to the proper length.  Make sure you throw the excess blackened wick away rather than dropping it into the candle.