Candle Care for Luxury Candles

To make sure you get the most out of your luxury candle burning experience, we've put together some essential tips to keep your candles burning bright, safe, and for as long as possible.

First Burn Essentials:

Your candle's initial burn sets the stage for its future performance. For an ideal start, let your candle burn for a minimum of 2 hours — but not more than 4 hours at a time. This careful timing is key to establishing a generous wax pool, eliminating any chance of tunneling. What does this mean for you? A beautifully even burn, each time you light it, capturing the essence of joy, culture and connection.


Savoring the Scent: 

Patience is key to experiencing the carefully crafted fragrance of your candle. Give your candle about 15-30 minutes, depending on size, to work its magic. As wick burns and the wax gently melts, it will release its beautiful scent, taking you on a beautiful scent journey.

Master the Art of the Wick:

Got a flickering candle or pesky black smoke? Here's a tip: Trimming your candle's wick to 1/4 inch before lighting is a game-changer. It's not just for looks – it keeps the smoke at bay and makes your candle burn cleaner and longer. And about that flicker? It's cold and hot air dancing around the flame. Keep your candle away from drafts, windows, and fans to calm the flicker, and remember, a little trim goes a long way in keeping your candle's vibe just right!

Our wood wicks are not only safe but eco-friendly. Your wick won’t stay lit? No problem! If the candle lights briefly, use a napkin to absorb the excess melted wax around the wick. If it won't light, gently scrape away some of the wax around the wick and try lighting it again. These simple steps will help you enjoy the full experience of our wood wick candles.

Embrace the Glow of Craftsmanship: 

Our recyclable glass jars are individually engraved to enhance your candle burning experience. Engraving elevates the aesthetic appeal and creates a captivating play of light and shadow in your space. It also ensures a more consistent and beautiful burn by letting you keep a watchful eye on the flame. By investing in these detailed touches, we ensure that each candle not only scent your surroundings but also adds a touch of sophistication.

The Luxury of Coconut Apricot Wax:

This premium wax is known for its smooth texture and exceptional fragrance-holding properties, offering an unparalleled scent experience. Its lower melting point is a hallmark of its purity and natural composition, allowing for a gentle melt and making our candles perfect for a candle warmer. This luxury wax softly diffuses fragrance, filling your space with a rich, lasting aroma. Indulge in the elegance of coconut apricot wax — a true symbol of sophistication in candle craftsmanship.

Balancing Fragrance Intensity:

Have you ever wondered about the fragrance intensity in candles? It's a delicate balance. Waxes have a limit on how much fragrance oil they can absorb. Exceeding this limit can affect the candle's clean and efficient burning. Different waxes have varying capacities for fragrance. While some candles may use additives to intensify the scent, we focus on a harmonious blend that ensures both a strong fragrance and a pure burn without additives, reflecting our commitment to quality.

Maximizing Candle Life:

Keep your candles sparkling like new with these helpful tips! First, don't wait for a special occasion - light your candle within a year to enjoy its peak aroma. When it comes to storing, think like a candle connoisseur: keep them out of the sun and away from heat to lock in that luscious scent. Stand them up straight to dodge any droopy wicks, and don't forget to pop on a dust cover for that extra layer of protection. The perfect spot? Somewhere cool and dry. Treat your candles right, and they'll return the favor with endless nights of enchanting glow and fragrance. It's all about smart storage for a longer, more fragrant burn! 

Allergy-Friendly Candle Care:

Did you know that while scented candles are a vibe, they can be  triggers for allergies or asthma? Some fragrances might stir up a sneeze or two. If you're like me and have allergies and asthma triggers, pick your candle scents carefully. And here's a hot tip: let your candles flicker in a well-ventilated space to prevent those triggers.

These tricky chemicals are used to soften plastics and often sneak into mass-produced scented candles to prolong the aroma. But here's the good news: our handcrafted candles are proudly phthalate-free! We're all about keeping your air as toxic-free as possible.

Repurposing Your Candle Glass: 

Embrace sustainability with your Black Culture Candle! To begin, cease burning the candle when the wax dips to ½ inch, aligning with the engraved lettering near the base. Then, pour hot water into the cooled wax, allowing it to rise and solidify at the surface. Once set, remove the wax and wash the glass container. Now, it’s ready for its next life in your creative hands. Share your repurposing journey with us — send a picture of how you’ve reused your glass jar. We’re excited to see your unique ideas!

Optimal Candle Burning:

For the perfect flame and an even burn, always snip the wick to 1/4 inch before you light your candle. Remember, timing is key: limit your large candles to a 4-hour glow and your smaller ones to 2 hours. When you're down to 1/2 inch of wax, it's time to retire the wick. But the journey isn't over! Let the remaining wax melt away on a low-temperature warmer. And a gentle reminder: keep your candles out of reach of children, pets, and away from anything that can catch fire. Safety first, always.

Our Sustainability Pledge: 

At Black Culture Candles, sustainability is at the heart of our craftsmanship. We meticulously select eco-friendly materials to create a product that not only brings joy but also respects the environment. Our candles are made with sustainable, non-toxic wax, ensuring a clean and long-lasting burn. 

The fragrances infused in our candles are sourced responsibly, prioritizing natural, eco-conscious ingredients. Our unique wood wicks, apart from offering a soothing crackle, are sustainably harvested, supporting environmental stewardship. 

Complementing our commitment to sustainability, each candle is housed in a recyclable engraved glass jar, designed not only for elegance but also for reusability, encouraging our customers to repurpose them in creative ways. At Black Culture Candles, we believe in celebrating Black Joy through scent while honoring our planet.