Frequently Asked Questions
Is there a “best” way to burn my candle?
There is! Wax, much like elephants, has a wonderful memory. To achieve the best burn, let your candle burn for two hours the first time you light the candle. This allows the wax to fully melt to the side of the jar to avoid what is known as tunneling, which is where your candle only burns straight down the middle of the jar. Additionally, do not burn your candle for more than four hours at a time.
Do I really have to trim my wick?
Well, it depends on how you burn your candles. Most candles from Blue Spruce Candles will develop a small “mushroom” on the wick as you burn your candle. Mushrooming is when there is little circles of burned wick at the tip of the wick, resembling a mushroom. If this occurs, prior to your next lighting, simply use a wick trimmer (or a pair of scissors) and cut the wick down to 1/4 inch above the wax.
Why is there so much wax left after burning my candle?
At Blue Spruce Candles, we strongly believe in wonderfully scented candles that burn safely. Your candle wick sits in a holder designed to extinguish the flame when approximately one half of an inch of wax remains. Having that amount of wax at the end means you had a well-made candle with safety as a priority.
Can I use leftover wax?
Yes! You can use an electric candle warmer designed for wickless candles. Simply place remaining wax on the warmer and turn it on to enjoy an additional five hours of scent enjoyment. Since the candle warmer is the heating element instead of the wick it will warm your wax and release the scent.
You could also place the candle in the freezer for 15 minutes and then pry out the chilled wax to use in a wax warmer. The freezer trick doesn’t always work, but it is worth a try.
Can I reuse my candle jar?
Yes! Use your jar as a vase, storage for small craft items, or other non-edible items. Due to the wax and fragrance oil, we highly discourage you from using the jar with food or beverages.
To remove wax out of the jar, melt the wax on a candle warmer and pour it into the trash, NEVER down a drain. Pull the wick tab out with plyers. Once all the wax is removed, simply wipe the jar with rubbing alcohol and it is ready to upcycle.
Are Blue Spruce Candles Eco Friendly?
Absolutely! Our labels are 100% recycled with 100% post-consumer waste material, we use biodegradable packing peanuts that dissolve in water, and we use only cruelty free, phthalate free, and prop 65 compliant fragrance oils. Additionally, we have partnered with One Tree Planted to give back to nature by planting a tree for every candle sold!