Antidotes Candle Care Guide 

• First Use  – It’s important to burn until the wax is melted across the entire surface to the edge of the container. This will help avoid tunneling and ensure an even burn from the first to last.

• Second use onwards- trim the wick to 1/4 inch before using (especially carbon buildup on top) to make the candle burn longer and cleaner. If you feel that a scent throw is too strong for your liking or that the candle burns out too quickly,  trimming the wick to reduce flame height will also help.

• Burn on a sturdy heat-resistant surfaces

• Keep away from kids, pets, and flammable materials.

Common things you might experience:

• Sweating or wet spots  – For the best scent throw, Antidotes put the finest quality of fragrances at a high percentage. Hence, with temperature changes, it’s common to see fragrant oils separating from the wax, causing “sweats” or “wet spots” on candle surface. This doesn’t impact the quality or scent of the candle. You can leave droplets as they are or lightly pad them off with paper towel before lighting them as usual.

• Color changing – Many factors can cause candle wax to change color, especially after burning. One of them is the fragrance oil contained in the candles. Natural ingredients in fragrances especially woods and vanilla change color after exposure to high temperature. This doesn’t affect the quality. The other possible factor is the black soot deposit, frequently caused by too long wick, excessive moving air, or lack of airflow. Soy wax and coconut wax produce less soot by nature. However, please trim your wick and do not light the candle in a windy space (e.g. right under A/C) or place with no ventilation.