Candle Care

To extend the life of your Nomads and for candle safety, you gotta give them some tender loving care…

Step 1 – The First Burn

  • Before you plan on lighting your candle, be prepared to enjoy it for a while. The first time you use your candle, you’ll need to let it burn until the wax melts to the edges of the vessel.
  • By doing this you’ll create a burn memory for your candle and prevent wax wastage. If a tunnelling effect occurs, the soy wax is soft enough to scrape down the sides to ensure the next burn is even (plus it looks much nicer).
  • Never allow a candle to burn unattended, in drafts, in reach of children or pets.
  • Do not allow your candle to burn for longer than 3-4 hours.
  • Allow the candle wax to cool and harden before moving it. This will also help it set evenly.

Step 2 – Relighting

  • If the wick has ‘mushroomed’, trim the end before burning.
  • A tidy 1cm long wick will prevent the candle from ‘smoking’ and discolouring the glass. It will also encourage an even burn and nice clean finish.
  • Once the wax hardens (the coconut wax in the soy wax will aid this process quicker for you) and the glass cools you are able to clean your candle of any discolouration on the glass using a damp cloth.

Step 3 – Oh no! I’m all out of candle to burn!!!

  • It used to be my worst nightmare to run out of my favourite candle. Some vessels are able to be repurposed for other things.
  • Clean the remnants of your candle vessel with hot water and paper towel.
  • If you’re local to where I am based in South Australia, I’ll happily refill your precious Nomad Candle with your favourite fragrance for a discounted price. Simply click here to order your refill, and we can arrange a suitable time to drop off and pick up your beautifully refilled candle.