Your Soy & Seed Candle - Instructions

Let it glow

Burn Time

Create a candle memory and prevent tunnelling by allowing the wax to melt all the way to the edge of the glass the first time you light the candle. Never burn your candle for more than 4 hours at a time.

Trim wick before every use

It is normal for soy candle wicks to 'mushroom'. This is easily fixed by trimming your wick to 6mm. Trimming will ensure the candle does not burn hotter than it should and prolong the life of the candle. Trim the 'mushroom' (little ball on the end of the wick) to keep your candle burning gently. Be sure not to cut it too short or it will be engulfed in the wax.

Avoid Draughts

Candles burn more effectively in still air. Do not expose your candle to draughts or winds. The could cause your candle to smoke and burn unevenly.

Candle Storage

Candles are sensitive to temperature and light. Pure soy wax can yellow if exposed to bright light. This is normal and does not affect the burning of your candle. Ensure you store your candle in an upright position.

t is always best to use a candle snuffer to safely put your candle out. This prevents wax splash. Always ensure your candle is extinguished before leaving the room.

 Candle Safety 

Never leave a candle unattended. Keep lit candles in sight whilst burning and away from anything flammable. Never leave children or pets near an open flame.

It is always best to use a candle snuffer to safely put your candle out. This prevents wax splash. Always ensure your candle is extinguished before leaving the room.

Keeping your candle clean

If you get any black markings on the rim of your candle jar, simply wipe it away with a damp cloth. This may be a sign that your wick is too long.

Let it grow

Step 1: Clean your candle jar

When you have finished with your candle, place the jar in a pot of hot water. Let the jar sit in the pot until the left over wax has softened. The warmth should release the wax and made it easy to pull out. Discard the wax in the bin.

Once the wax is removed, gently clean the jar with soap and warm water. Allow to dry.

When you have cleaned your candle jar, you can now give it an afterlife as a pot for native Australian flowers!

Step 2: Planting the card

When you have cleaned your candle jar, you can now give it an afterlife as a pot for native Australian flowers!

Fill you jar 3/4 of the way with nutrient rich soil. Before planting the seeded card, slightly wet the card to give moisture to the seeds before planting.

Lay the card flat on the soil, so the seeds can grow upwards easily, or rip up. Cover with a thin layer of soil.

Step 3: Seedling care

Make sure your seedlings get lots of sunlight! Water 2 -3 times a week during the germination period. You should see sprouts in 2 - 4 weeks.

Step 4: Flower care

Swan River Daisies are native to Australia and are pretty adaptable and low maintenance. The flowers are a beautiful purple and blue colour. Ensure your flowers are kept in a sunny spot, and continue to water 1 -2 times a week. When established, they may need to be moved from your jar to the garden or a larger pot.