Candle Care and Information

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.)

  • Burn your candle until it achieves a full melt pool. Only burn your candle when it can 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. Trim the wick to 1/4 inch before each burn to avoid large flames, soot, and excessive melting of the wax. A trimmed wick will give you a nice bright flame. 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.
  • How to store your candle. Store the candle in a cool, dry place and away from direct sunlight to prevent discoloration and melting.
  • 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

Caring for Handmade Soap

Here are some steps to maintain handmade soap:

  • Keep the soap dry: Place the soap on a well-draining soap dish or soap saver to keep it dry between uses. never let your soap sit in water.

  • Store the soap in a cool, dry place: Avoid storing handmade soap in a humid or hot place, as it may cause the soap to soften or melt.

  • Use the soap regularly: Use the soap within 6 to 12 months of purchase to ensure the best quality and fragrance.

  • Keep the soap wrapped until ready to use: If you have a stock of handmade soap, keep it wrapped in its original packaging or in an airtight container until you are ready to use it. This helps to preserve the fragrance and quality.

  • Avoid direct sunlight: Exposure to sunlight can cause the soap to fade or discolor, so store it in a cool, dark place.

By following these steps, you can maintain the quality, fragrance, and longevity of your handmade soap.