Additional Soy Candle Product Information
Thank you for your interest in our soy candles carefully handcrafted at Tranquility Affair. We greatly appreciate your support of small businesses in America.
We select the only highest quality materials from our sources to make our candles. Our candle maker uses computer software, calibrated scales, and no material substitution to ensure repeatability and super high quality between batches. This means the candle you purchased today will be the same candle you can still purchase the next time. However, we may from time-to-time change our recipe if improvements can be made.
We invite you to take a look at the following information about our beautiful candles.
Your candle is made with 100% pure natural soybeans grown in the USA. This wax is also produced in the USA and contains no Genetically Modified Materials.
- Burns longer, cooler, and cleaner without soot buildup.
- Easy to clean up with soap and hot water.
- Manufactured meeting FDA standards.
- Renewable, sustainable resource.
- Biodegradable and free from pesticides and herbicides.
- Not subject to animal testing.
Our candles have a natural cotton wick that is braided with thin paper threads and naturally coated which provides a rigid structure without the need for a core resulting in good burn stability. Our wicks are lead and zinc free.
Our candles are scented with a high quality fragrance and we hope you find it as pleasing as we do. The amount of aroma that will be present in the room where the candle is burned is dependent on the size of the room, airflow, and the burn time. Sometimes, you may need more than one candle to fill a large room with fragrance. Our candles do not eliminate odors if present.
Never leave your candle unattended. The container will get hot when the candle burns. The jar can get up to 300 degrees Fahrenheit or higher in places especially near the top! Keep away from flammables, children, and pets. Place your candle on a fire resistant level surface.
Our candles come in a glass container. So, it is highly recommended that you do not handle your candle while lighting it if possible. It is also advisable to avoid letting the flame from the match or lighter touch the glass when lighting it because the glass will be cool and could cause it to break due to rapid heating. The wick is far enough from the glass container to allow it to heat up slowly.
Keep your candle free of foreign materials like matches, lighters and wick trimmings. Some very small wick trimmings may break off when our candles burn and this is ok. It will sink and continue to sink to the bottom of the melted wax as the candle burns.
Do not burn your candle for more than 4 hours at a time. Do not extinguish your candle with the lid. Please allow the container to cool before handling. Do not burn your candle in a drafty area. Do not continue to burn your candle if the flame looks unusually large, flickers wildly, or produces even a small amount of smoke. Trimming your wick may be necessary if this occurs. See the wick trimming in the “Operating your Candle” section.
Stop using your candle if the flame “rides” the side of the glass container or is half way or closer to the edge from the center. This is rare and should not happen in your candle if you stop burning it when there is 1/4” or more wax left. We have witnessed this “wick slide” when the melt pool reaches the bottom of the container made from a few other manufactured candles.
IMPORTANT: Stop use when there is 1/4" of wax left. Wick trimmings or other debris will accumulate in the bottom. The wick is also fastened with a flame retardant adhesive pad designed specifically for candles and may produce an unwanted smell. Consider your candle used up at 1/4” soy wax left.
Operating your Candle
Soy wax is different from other waxes as it has the tendency to develop a memory called tunneling. Tunneling is when the candle burns down the middle of the candle leaving wax on the sides. This effect is countered with the first burn. To prevent this effect, it is recommended that the candle be allowed to burn at least 2 hours on the first burn and to make sure the entire surface is melted during subsequent burns before extinguishing the flame.
It may be necessary from time to time to re-trim the wick to restore the way the flame looks or behaves. To do this, make sure the candle has cooled completely and the wax has completely solidified and hardened. The wick is very brittle after it has burned. Carefully clip the tip of the wick with a small pair of sharp scissors. Under normal conditions, the wick will curl downwards. Usually just cutting the tip of the curl will be enough. Try to make sure there is at least 1/4" of wick left. Make sure you discard the trimming.