Tips for Buying and Burning Soy Candles

When buying soy candles keep these tips in mind:

  • Large rooms will require larger candles, or multiple candles. A tea light will not scent a living room. However a larger candle may be too much for a bathroom, depending on your intensity preferences.
  • White mottling or splotches are normal in soy candles, and may become more pronounced over time. This is normal and does not affect the scent or function of your candle.
  • Keep colored candles out of direct sunlight. They will fade.

 

There are slight differences when burning soy candles compared to other non soy candles:

  • Trim the wick to 1/4″ the first time and every time. This will maintain the burn time, and reduce soot from a too long wick.
  • The first time you burn a soy candle make sure to keep it lit for as long as it takes to create a melt pool that reaches the entire outside edge of the container. This seems trivial and unnecessary. It is one of the most important rules of soy candles. If you only burn your candle for 10 minutes, the next time you light the candle, it will never reach the edges, causing a tunnel effect. This makes the wax melt at uneven rates and will cause your candle to extinguish itself prematurely, therefor ruining your candle.
  • If your candle has tunneled and will not stay lit, you may use glass container candles with a candle warmer.
  • Keep candles out of the reach of children and pets.
  • Never leave a burning candle unattended

Sad to see them go…

In order to keep costs down, I have made the very hard decision to drastically cut back on my fragrance offering. I currently have around 100 fragrances, and I am only going to move forward with 30, 25 year round, and an additional 5 during the holidays. There are so many great scents out there, and I love so many of them, and want to bring them to you, unfortunately being able to offer any scent at any given time is just not cost effective. Starting today you will see on my Etsy page, that quite a few things are on clearance. These candles are still the same quality and style that you all love, they just wont be available for a very long time. These will remain on clearance until they are gone.

The good news is that most of your favorites are still going to be available. This also means that those “Limited Edition” scents will now be mainstays!

 

The scents that will be staying are:

Baby Powder

Bayberry

beach daisies

Cappucino Hazelnut

Caramel Apple

Cinnamon Balsam

Clean Cotton

Eucalyptus

Gingerbread Cookies

Honeysuckle

Jasmine

Key Lime

Lavender

Lemon Lime Basil

lilac

Mandarin Plum

Maple Bacon

Ocean

Pink Sugar

Pumpkin Caramel Latte

Rosewood

Spring Rain

Strawberry Rhubarb

Vanilla Hazelnut

Vanilla Sandalwood

It’s not too late to order your wedding favors!

8oz and 4oz candles at a Wedding in Minnesota

8oz and 4oz candles at a Wedding in Minnesota

Did you know that Castle View Candles are available as wedding favors? We offer large quantity discounts starting with a minimum purchase of only 25 candles. Fill out the form on Gig Salad to get started planning your wedding favors today!

Mark Your Calendars

Castle View Candles will be at the Denver Urban Market on July 24th 2014.

We have been confirmed for a booth on this date only. The market will be at Skyline Park in the heart of Downtown Denver from 11am to 7pm. Stop by on your lunch break, or before you head out for happy hour! We’d love to see you!