Tips on how to use floating candles ~
Choose your container - you can use just about anything!
- Remember that the candle flame is in the center of the candle and heat goes straight up.
- You can add a few interesting accents in the water like sparkling decorative "gems" or even a cutting from your garden. Silk flowers are also nice.
- Gently lower the candle into room temp water by pinching the wick so you don't drop the candle in the water and get water on the candle wick.
- At the end of the evening just pour out the water and the remains of the candle(s) flow out. Dry your container and use fresh water for the next time.
How to use pillar candles ~
Always set candles on a heat resistant holder.
- Always trim the candle wick to 1/4" the first and every time you light the candle.
- Burn for at least 2-3 hours the first and each time so the candle will burn evenly throughout the life of the candle.
- Candles with fragrance are create a wonderful ambiance for refreshing and rejuvenating your home.
- NEVER leave a burning candle unattended.
How to use votive candles ~
Little candles deliver big value for candlelight and aroma.
- ALWAYS use a votive candle in a votive cup because these candles are designed to liquefy into the cup and the wick draws up all of the liquid wax, all the way to the bottom of the cup.
- Remember to remove the metal wick tab from the bottom of your votive cup before adding a new candle.
How to use wax potpourri ~
Wax potpourri is simply heavily scented wax that is melted (and re-melted) in a "steamer" potpourri pot. Most often the melter is heated with a tealight in a cavity underneath a bowl for the wax pieces. It can also be an electric melter that maintains a low temperature.
- It is important to remember that you are simply warming the wax pieces with a gentle heat so it does not get too hot. This preserves the life of the fragrance in the wax so it lasts longer.
- We have been making wax potpourri for over 35 years! It is very popular because the fragrance lasts so much longer than dried, scented potpourri materials like dried flowers, stems or leaves. Often these materials required that they have water added but this simply dilutes the fragrance strength.