Product Info - How to use
Our candles come in the sizes of 140gram Jars, 300gram Jars, 50gram tins and 200gram tins.† They range in approximate burn time from 20 hours up to 80 hours.
We always recommend, particularly for the 300gram size, you burn for at least 2 hours.† The candle needs enough time to burn and form a pool of liquid wax that extends to the edge of the container.† Otherwise you may find if burning for shorter periods of time the candle may have the effect of tunnel burning.
The tin container candles are great for travelling as they are relatively light in weight and are not in risk of breaking in your luggage.† People sending gifts overseas tend to get a tin candle as it costs less to post in the mail.
We often get asked "......what are these things........how are they used.........".† Wax melts are used in conjunction with an oil burner You††do not particularly need to use the one in the image above.† You can use an oil burner thats heat source is either a tea light or an electric oil burner - so long as you have a spot to hold the melt itself.
The easiest way to explain how to use a wax melt is to consider the melt a replacement for your regular mix of oil and water.† You simply break off a block, place it in the holder and let it melt into liquid form due to your heat source.† Once in liquid form the pool of wax will release the scent and fill the air.
We recommend first time users of our melts to break just 1 block (of the 6) and ensure the†holder is big enough to contain the amount used.¬† Smaller rooms or rooms without a breeze may find two blocks too strong.† Once you have used them you will get used to how many blocks best suits your oil burner and personal preferences.
Customers tell us they break off two blocks and it lasts them all day - others say they last longer than this.† Wax melts are stronger than a candle as we are able to mix in more oil and the fact that during the burning phase there is more oil being burnt off at one time.
The advantages of a wax melt†include being generally cheaper than a candle, you can alternate different melts for different preferences and unlike when using oil/water you don't need to add water. After extinguishing your heat source the wax will set and can be used next time - no need to worry about spillages when not in use.
Eventually you will lose scent from the remaining wax.† Depending upon you burners container you can either let set and push it out, pour it out when in liquid form (be careful the wax is not too hot) or as some customers recommend to let set and next time it is heated it will soften around edes enough to slide out.
Our reed diffuser containers are made from a solid glass containing 160ml of oil.† Our refill bottles contain 200ml in oil - more than enough to refill an entire jar and some extra to top up again. The diffuser sticks come in a pack of 10.
Reed diffusers are a great alternative or addition to using melts or candles to enhance the aroma of your environment.† They are great for use in smaller areas such as your bathroom, toilet, laundry or entrance hall way.† For people with young ones they are a better alternative than a lit candle.
When you first use our diffusers you will need to unscrew the wooden rim.† Then take out the plastic plug and rescrew the wooden rim.† Now simply place in your reeds.† Give it two hours and tip your reeds upside down.† Once a week tip your reeds upside down†or if you have guests coming over tip them upside down†before they arrive for that added boost.† The more reeds you use the stronger the aroma.
The length of time they last†varies and we conservatively approximate 3-6 months of use.† We have had one in our toilet going for over 2 years with 10 reeds.† Others in our bathroom and toilet have lasted 4.5 months.† Avoid sitting it near a window exposed to sunshine as this is likely to dry it out faster.
Once your diffuser has run out you may wish to order a refill bottle with some fresh reeds.† Better value than ordering an entire new jar.