Lead Free Wicks
Perfect Scents would like to assure you that we have always used American-made zinc core wicks which give you the advantage of a light (or relight) wick. Lead based wicks have been banned for over 30 years in candles made in the USA. The zinc wick is 100% environmentally safe. Using a zinc wick you experience a longer-burning and a more even burn.

Important To Trim Your Wick
A short wick produces a smaller more controlled flame that won't emit as much smoke, soot or blackening of the glass due to an oversized flame.

The Mushroom (Carbon Balls) on the Wick and How to Avoid Them
When burning candles the wick can or will develop a build up of carbon deposits known as a "fragrance mushroom". A high volume of fragrance oil causes the mushroom (carbon balls) whether the wax is petroleum or soy. The wick serves as a straw when burning, pulling the fragrance oil through the wick and releasing the fragrance as it burns. When a mushroom is formed, extinguish the flame, let it cool, trim the wick to a ¼ inch removing any wick that has fallen into the candle and relight. If you do not keep your wick trimmed to a ¼ inch the mushroom could smoke and cause an over-sized flame resulting in a blackening or breaking of the glass. Your flame should never be more than an inch tall if it is you need to trim your wick.

Avoid Blackening (soot buildup) on Your Container
To avoid soot from collecting on your container keep your wick trimmed to a ¼ inch and never blow out or snuff out your candles. Use a wick dipper to dip your wick into the puddle of wax to extinguish your flame and then bring the wick back upright again before your candle cools. See "candle accessories" for our wick dippers & clippers.

How long you should burn your candles
Our container candles should be burned long enough to create a pool to the rim of the jar.

Avoid Wax Build Up In Votive Holders
Add a teaspoon of water in the bottom of the holder before placing the votive in the holder. This will allow the wax to collect on the top of the water for easy removal.

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