How do I repurpose my candle?

1. When only 1/4 inch of wax remains, it's time to give that candle a new life! Don't burn a candle with less than 1/4 of wax remaining, that's not safe.

2. Use a spoon to scoop out the remaining wax and wick, and wipe out any excess wax using a small rag. Feel free to wash the container with warm water, too. A dab of rubbing alcohol helps to remove wax and can go a long way in removing greasy residue.  

3. Fill your empty candle vessel with your favorite plant, toothbrushes or makeup brushes in the bathroom, pens and pencils on your desk - whatever your heart desires!

4. Be sure to hold on to your candle covers! they are biodegradable and can be used to plant flowers once your candle has burned down and vessel has been cleaned.

What is a melt pool?

The melt pool is the layer of melted wax that's created each time you burn a candle. To get the most burn time out of our candles, make sure it extends to the edges of the container before blowing out your candle.

My candle isn't burning to the edge of the container! How do I stop this from happening?

The first burn is the most important!  When you bring your new candle home and light it for the first time, make sure you'll be around for a while. Light the candle, and let it burn in a draft-free area until the pool of melted wax reaches the edges of the container. This can take up to four hours, so be patient! If you don't allow the candle to burn to the edges on the first burn, it most likely won't ever get there on future burns. If for any reason the wick becomes off-center while burning, always be sure to blow it out and recenter it before the wax dries.

Do you offer personalized candle for my wedding / event / corporate gift, etc.?

Yes! Please contact us for more information at info@shoprefugecandle.com.