etude candles are hand-poured, finely-scented, eco-friendly, based on all natural ingredients including candle wax made from soy beans, fragrances made from pure essential oils, and coloring made from vegetable oils. It takes a lot of time and effort to research and locate the best materials for making a candle and properly combine these materials to form a candle that will burn well, safely, and will give off a pleasant fragrance that neither overwhelms nor disappoints. Our packaging completes the quality look and makes ideal gift.
etude candles are from the best, all-natural soy wax on the market –EcoSoya®
What is soy wax?
Soy wax is a vegetable wax made from the oil of soybeans.
After harvesting, the beans are cleaned, cracked, de-hulled, and rolled into flakes. The oil is then extracted from the flakes and hydrogenated. The hydrogenation process converts some of the fatty acids in the oil from unsaturated to saturated. This process dramatically alters the melting point of the oil, making it a solid at room temperature. The leftover bean husks are commonly used as animal feed.
All EcoSoya® soy waxes:
etude's tealight candles meet the following specifications:
How to Safely a Burn a Candle
Things to Consider Before Lighting the Candle
Trim the wick to about one centimeter (1 cm) in height each time before lighting the candle. Long or crooked wicks can cause uneven burning, dripping or flaring.
Place the candleholder on a stable, heat-resistant surface.
Always use a candleholder specifically designed for candle use. It should be heat resistant, sturdy, and large enough to contain any drips or melted wax.
Never burn a candle on or near anything that can catch fire. Keep burning candles away from furniture, drapes, bedding, carpets, books, paper, flammable decorations, etc.
Keep candles out of the reach of children and pets. Do not place lighted candles where they can be knocked over by children, pets or anyone else.
Keep the pool of melted wax in the top of the candle clear of wick trimmings, matches and debris at all times.
Burn candles in a well-ventilated room; but avoid drafts, vents or air currents. This will help prevent rapid or uneven burning, sooting, and excessive dripping. Drafts can also blow lightweight curtains or papers into the flame where they could catch fire.
Place candles at least ten centimeters (10 cm) apart from one another, as the heat from one candle can actually melt the outside of an adjacent candle causing the melted wax to spill out. The heat from the wick of one candle can also cause an updraft of air, causing the adjacent candle to burn unevenly.
Things to Consider While Burning the Candle
Always keep the candle within your sight. If you are going to leave the room, be sure to first extinguish all candles. Never go to sleep with a candle left burning.
Never touch or move a burning candle. Never move a votive or container candle when the wax is liquefied.
Other things to consider:
Never burn a candle for more than five hours. To get the most life from your candle, it is best to properly extinguish the candle, allow it to cool, trim the wick, and then relight the candle.
Never burn a candle all the way down. For a margin of safety, discontinue burning a pillar candle when about four centimeters (4 cm) of wax remains, a votive candle when about three centimeters (3 cm) remain, and about two centimeters (2 cm).
Note that all our candles made by use safety tabs at the end of the wicks to prevent the wick from burning any closer than six millimeters (6 mm) from the bottom of the candle.
When extinguishing the candle...
Never blow on the candle to extinguish the flame, as this could cause hot wax to splatter. Instead, use a candle snuffer to extinguish a candle, as this is the safest way to prevent wax splatter from happening.
We recommend using a “wick dipper” to extinguish the flames. Simply push the burning wick into the pool of melted wax to “drown” the flame, and then pull it back out again. This will guarantee the flame is actually extinguished, will prevent smoke from coming from the smoldering wick, and help preserve the wick for future use by coating it with a fresh layer of wax.
Never use water or other liquid to extinguish a candle. Water can cause the hot wax to splatter and might break a glass container.
Make sure the candle is completely out and the wick ember is no longer glowing before leaving the room.
Don't touch or move the candle until it has completely cooled. If the candle is burning with a nice sized flame, there is no need to pour off any of the melted wax. This melted wax will solidify and become the fuel needed by the wick the next time you burn the candle.
Pouring melted wax from your candle is like pouring money down the drain.
Note that if the flame is unacceptably small and appears like it may go out (“drown”), then extinguish the candle and pour off a small amount of the wax, and then relight the candle.