Elume Luxury Soy Candle Display blog

The best way to look after your elume Jar Candle:

Elume’s Luxury Soy Candles will add a sumptuous feel to your home with their enticing glow, elegantly displayed in a stylish glass jar with a contemporary lid. Elume’s blend of natural soy wax is paired with the most luxurious Australian-made fragrances to invigorate your mind and add a touch of richness to any space.

With an 80 hour burn time, Elume’s Luxury Soy Candles provide a long-lasting fragrance that can be enjoyed in any environment and provide endless hours of exquisite opulence with just some basic care.

When lighting your elume candle for the first time, allow your candle to burn until the soy wax melts across the entire surface of the jar. Creating this smooth burn will prevent tunnelling and allow your candle to last longer. Wicks should be trimmed with a wick trimmer or scissors before every use to approximately 6mm. If the wick is too long, mushrooming can occur, which will result in black soot. Avoid blowing your candle out and instead extinguish with a snuffer or dip the wick into the melted wax, then straighten it back up. When the candle only has 1cm of wax left, discontinue use if it has not already self-extinguished. Place your candle on a heat resistant surface, away from draughts and out of reach from children, pets and flammable materials. Most importantly, DO NOT LEAVE A BURNING CANDLE UNATTENDED. 

Why do we recommend not exceeding a burn time of 4 hours?

Burning your candle for no more than 4 hours at a time will maintain the integrity of the wick coating that we apply and ensure the wicks will stay upright and away from the sides of the jar. If a flame goes too close to the side of the jar, there is a chance the glass will crack from the heat. In addition, we use extra-long, self-extinguishing wick tabs to make sure the candle doesn’t burn too close to the bottom of the jar. As one more safety feature, we have our glassware thermal shock tested against extreme heat.

Do jar candles have an expiry date?

All elume jar candles are freshly poured on a regular basis, so they are never sitting on our shelf for very long. We label them with batch numbers that are printed on the bottom safety label. Our candles do not have an expiry date and we add antioxidant to give them more longevity. It is still better not to leave them in the cupboard for years!

2 thoughts on “Jar Candle Safety”

  1. Thank you for the information, I love Elume candles, better than any other on the market. Have just discovered the Patchouli scent, it brings back memories of my misspent youth hahaha.

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