Peachy Candles 101
Our soy candles are made from renewable and sustainable materials grown by American farmers. They are Eco-friendly and VEGAN! We started this company with the idea to make great smelling candles without the consequences of letting chemicals, like paraffin wax, in to our home as well as yours. Peachy Candle Company is an all natural company. We don't cut any corners when we hand make our products.
1. Trim wick to between 1/8-inch and 1/4-inch
Each time you want to burn your candle, start by trimming the wick to between 1/8 and 1/4 inches long. You can use scissors, nail clippers, or a specialized wick trimmer, but no matter what you do, always trim.
Why? First, trimmed wicks will give you a cleaner, brighter burn. Untrimmed wicks are a lot more likely to take on a weird mushroom-esque shape that dulls and obscures the flame.
And second, excessively long wicks are a top cause of those nasty smoky stains that end up on your glass jar candles. Trimming the wick keeps the flame in control and prevents those marks from forming in the first place.
2. Let wax melt all the way across to prevent pitting
Once your candle's lit, don't blow it out until the top layer of wax has melted all the way across. This might take several hours — so don't set out to burn a candle at all unless you've got time to kill. Whenever you fail to achieve full melt, you're contributing to a process that we call tunnelling. The wick starts to sink lower and lower, like a tunnel is forming right through the center of the candle.Eventually, the tunnel will grow so deep that it'll be tough to light the wick at all. More importantly, all that unmelted wax on the sides represents hours of lovely fragrance and burn time you bought but won't ever get to utilize.
It takes patience, but if you melt the wax all the way across every time you burn, the surface of the candle will stay flat and the sides of the jar will stay clean, all the way down until the candle is spent.
3. Keep flame way from moving air
Do your best to keep your burning candle away from fans, air conditioners, open windows, or heavily trafficked areas where people walk back and forth a lot. Moving air can disturb the flame, leading to even more unsightly black marks on the glass.