The first burn
Candles should be left to burn until a complete melt pool has formed across the top of the container (approx 2-3 hours). Allow your candle to liquefy to the edge before extinguishing; this will help to prevent tunnelling of the candle.
Wicks should be trimmed after every 3-4 hours of burning. Keeping wicks trimmed to 6mm (1/4 inch) and keeping the candle out of draughts will prevent smoking and excessive mushrooming. Avoid trimming your wicks too short; this will cause ineffective burning conditions.
Ideally your candle should always be extinguished by dipping the wick into its own pool of liquid wax using a ‘wick dipper’. This will limit the amount of smoke emitted from your candle, and coating the wick with the wax in this way helps it to light more easily. Always allow your candle to cool before relighting.
We only use wicks that are 100% cotton. You will sometimes notice a ‘mushrooming’ of the wick; this is a natural characteristic of cotton wicks. To provide the strongest burn possible, we recommend you remove the black ‘mushroom’ before burning and periodically during the burning.
Rapeseed wax is naturally biodegradable and is water soluble, so you only need to clean the item with hot soapy water and a cloth; or if it is on your clothing, put through the washing machine.
As Almost edible candles are all hand-poured they will never be identical. The top of your candle may appear to have a rough appearance after it has cooled from a burn. This is completely normal and will not affect how your candle burns.
Place your candle on heat-resistant surfaces away from flammable materials.
Keep out of reach of children, pets and draughts.
Always keep the wax pool free from foreign objects such as wick trimmings, wick particles and matches.
Never leave a burning candle unattended.
Never move your candle while the flame is burning, and wait until the soy wax has hardened before moving.
EU's Classification, Labelling and Packaging Regulations (known as CLP)
Candles and Home Fragrances - Changes to Labelling Regulations
Due to the small size of Almost Edible candles we are not required by law to label every candle however this information is given out as a leaflet with every candle bought.
CLP (European Regulations (EC) No 1272/2008 on Classification, Labelling and Packaging of substances and mixtures) actually came into force in 2009 (January) in all EU Member States, which also includes the UK. It was agreed by the EUL (European Union Level) that as from the 1st June 2015 these rules would apply including the UK. EN15494 provides some standardized fire safety warnings that most manufacturers choose to include, communicating perhaps the greatest risk posed by a candle.
Many fragrances ingredients, are known eye/skin irritants, skin sensitizers or are environmentally hazardous substances, if present at concentrations above the cut-off values listed in section 16 on the MSDS, they trigger health or environmental warning statements and/or pictograms which should then be clearly stated on any labelling/packaging.