Candle Care

What makes Stella + Poppy candles so special?

  • They have a longer burn time than traditional paraffin wax candles
  • They are non-toxic
  • Soy is a natural biodegradable wax, & our soy is produced in the USA
  • Our candles are made using natural fragrance oils and essential oils, which make them better for your health
  • Our candles are vegan-friendly

We have all seen candles that have not burned correctly. Some common things that happen are tunneling (when the wax does not burn all the way to the sides of the container) and sooting (when the glass starts to blacken from the flame).

Here are some tips to help you get the most life out of your candle.

The Initial Burn

When lighting your candle for the first time, be sure to allow a consistent burn for 2-4 hours, or until you achieve a melt pool (liquefied wax on the top layer of a burning candle) from each side of the container 

Caring for your cotton-wicked candle 

Maintain a ¼ inch wick height on your candle. Which means that you may have to trim your wick to a reach a ¼ inch height. Wicks that are too long can cause an uneven burn 

Candle Do’s & Don’ts

Always keep a burning candle within sight

Never burn a candle on or near anything that can catch fire

Keep burning candles out of the reach of children and pets

Trim candlewicks to ¼ inch each time before burning

Keep the wax pool free of wick trimmings, matches and debris at all times

Be sure the candle is on a stable, heat-resistant surface

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