•Cleaner burn – no dark smoke (soot) •Better fragrance diffusion •Safer Burn– a longer wick creates a larger flame which can be dangerous! •Prevent mushrooming – caused by carbon build up. If you burn your candle for more than 4 hours you’ll notice mushrooming.
Trimming your candle wick is important but be sure not to trim wick too short!
Always read the candle care card packed with every candle order before lighting your candle!
If you’ve been to this site before or follow me on social media, you’ve heard about my Wax Melt Discovery Set. This set is perfect if you are undecided on a scent or would like to try a few without the commitment. I totally understand that purchasing a candle online is risky because just like you, I like to sniff before I buy and with so many options it’s really had to choose. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve added an item to my cart then decided to cancel the whole order because it was overwhelming and my indecisiveness took over.
Anyway, I made 6 question quiz to help you pick a scent that suits you best. So if you’d like another way to find “the perfect scent,” take this scent quiz below!
Can you believe it? We are almost in 2021 and its been one hell of a year! I know we have all experienced some kind of emotional rollercoaster with adapting to the new normal in our own ways. I am so proud of you for all you have accomplished in the year 2020.
I would like to thank you for supporting The Flaming Gaia during our holiday soft launch in December. You have given me and my business and opportunity to grow and I truly appreciate all of the support. Your purchases, likes, and shares have not gone unnoticed and without you I would have not had a successful soft launch.
I hope the support continues into the new year with our Official Launch on January 1st. If you have made a purchase I would love to see your reviews. Please leave reviews on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/TheFlamingGaia and send all feedback to email@example.com.
Once again, thank you for supporting my small business.
Follow these tips to get the most out of your candles.
Always burn candles with in sight and NEVER leave unattended. Open flames are dangerous, candle with care.
Trim Your Wick
Always trim your wick to ¼ inch before lighting for an optimum burn. Only trim your wick when your candle is completely cooled!
Let It Burn
Always burn your candle long enough to allow melted wax to reach the edge of the container to avoid tunneling. Extinguishing your candle before the melted wax has reached the edges will create a tunnel down the middle and could result in lots of leftover wax.
Draft Free Zone
It is important to burn your candle in an area that is free from drafts, fans and wind. Any bursts of air that cause your candle flame to dance around are also causing your candle wick to draw fuel at an inconsistent rate.
Snuff It Out
Don’t blow out your candle. Blowing out a candle also creates smoke in your room, and that is never pleasant. Use the candle lid to extinguish the flame!
We are launching our site a little early to give you access to our stocking stuffer must haves! With this launch you’ll have access to our Holiday Collection, all wax melts and tealights. We guarantee you’ll find the perfect gift!
If you haven’t had the chance to try burning soy wax instead of traditional paraffin, you could be missing out on a host of benefits for your nose, your wallet, and your health. In fact, burning soy wax in a wax melt or candle form is a much better option than traditional paraffin for many reasons. Find out why below!
#1. Soy Wax is Natural
Derived from the soybean, soy wax is a hydrogenated vegetable oil that turns to a solid at room temperature. After they are harvested, the beans are cleaned, cracked, dehulled, and rolled into flakes. Soy wax contains nothing artificial, which makes it a better alternative to old-fashioned paraffin wax, which is made from petroleum oil and produces harmful by-products when burned or melted. Soy wax is non-toxic making it better both for the environment and your health!
One-touch of nature makes the whole world kin.
#2. Paraffin Wax May Contain Benzene
Many mainstream candle brands make their candles with paraffin wax. Paraffin wax is derived from petroleum. It has been claimed that paraffin wax releases harmful substances when burnt, which has contributed to its fall out of favor. In 2009, a study by South Carolina State University found that burning paraffin wax candles give off benzene. The American Cancer Society classifies benzene as a carcinogen, a substance that promotes the growth of cancer. In the same 2009 study performed by South Carolina State University, they found that soy wax did not give off benzene, unlike paraffin wax.
#3. Soy Wax is Environmentally Friendly
Since soy wax is made from soybeans, it is friendly to the environment because soybeans are a renewable resource. Paraffin wax is derived from petroleum, which is not a renewable resource. This is especially important if you are pregnant, have kids, or have pets, because it’s the safest option health-wise. You want to avoid wax blends or candles that don’t state the exact breakdown of ingredients.
#4. Soy Wax Burns Cleaner
Because soy wax is made of all-natural materials, it is thought that it delivers a cleaner burn than petroleum-derived paraffin wax. It’s common to hear people complain of headaches when paraffin candles burn, but in general, this isn’t due to the scent of the wax but rather the chemicals it releases into the air.
Delivering stronger scents to being healthier to burn, there are many reasons to use soy wax melts and candles instead of paraffin. If you would like to experience the benefits of soy wax yourself, be sure to visit the Flaming Gaia Shop, where you’ll find soy wax products available in a variety of delightful scents.
Allow your candles to burn for a minimum of 3 hours to create a full “melt pool”. Extinguishing your candle before the melted wax has reached the edges will create a tunnel down the middle and could result in lots of leftover wax.
Trim your wick each time before relighting. Trim burnt tip with scissors or wick trimmer. Trimming your wick regularly ensures the best, safest, and cleanest burn.
Keep lit candles away from any draft or direct air flow. Avoiding drafts will increase the burn time, prevent uneven burning, decreased scent throw and accidental fire. If your wick flame is unusually high or flickering repeatedly extinguish your candle, let it cool, trim your wick and try again. It may have caught a draft!
For your safety, discontinue burning a candle when 1/2 inch of wax remains in the container.
Always burn candle within sight and keep out of reach of children and pets