Which wax types does Tahamí use and why?
Tahamí uses two natural waxes in its candles. Soy and Coconut waxes.
- Soy wax is made from soybeans and is renewable and biodegradable. When studied, soy wax was determined to not release toxins or other pollutants. Another benefit of this natural vegetable wax is that it can be wiped from most surfaces with just soap and water.
- Coconut wax is the eco-friendliest wax on the market. It is sustainable and renewable. It is known to the most outstanding scent throw of all waxes. It is clean burning and non-toxic. Additionally, coconut wax burns slower than other waxes for up to 50% more enjoyment
How can I make my candles last longer?
There are a few tips you can use to make your candles last longer. (Please see pictures and videos below about the benefits of wick trimming.)
- Don’t burn a new candle for only a few minutes. Only burn your candle when you can allow it to form a complete pool of melted wax across the surface of its container, from rim to rim (about 2-4 hours). Wax has a memory, and on subsequent lightings, without allowing for a full melt pool, the wax pool will struggle to go beyond the circumference of the previous burn. The candle will likely tunnel down into the wax sinking deeper into the candle, leaving unburned wax on the sides, shortening the life of your candle.
- Keep wicks trimmed. A trimmed wick will give you a nice bright flame. A long or a crooked “dancing” wick will result in uneven burning, which can lead to bursts of high flames or smoking. For best results, trim wick to one-fourth-inch high. Once completely cooled, use a tissue to pinch the charred part and your wick will be good to light.
- Avoid putting burning candles in the path of vents, fans or drafts. Air currents can cause candles to burn unevenly or produce excessive smoke or soot that can leave messy black stains on your container.
- Keep the wax pool clear of any debris. Introducing debris (e.g. Charred wicks, matches, etc.) into the wax will interfere with the chemistry of the candle and may cause it to burn unevenly. This could clog the wick and prevent it from drawing up the fragrance oil and diffusing the scent.
Wick trimmed to 1/4 inch Nice calm flame
Charred wick Trimming for reuse