Candle Care & FAQ's

There are a few differences between our Suki Home candles which are made from moulds, compared to candles made in jars. For instance, moulded candles have a more uniform shape and size, which can make them visually appealing. They are often made with higher quality wax, which can make them burn longer and more evenly.
At Suki Home we focus on specializing in moulded candles. Moulded candles can be made in a variety of shapes, sizes, and scents, which allows our customers to choose a candle that fits your personal preferences. And one of our favourite reasons why we love and choose to focus on moulded candles are that they can be a more environmentally friendly option compared to mass-produced candles, as they are often made by hand using more natural ingredients and processes.
We also use a mix of paraffin & soy wax for our moulded candles. Paraffin wax is a popular choice for moulded candles because it is relatively inexpensive and easy to work with. It is also a highly refined wax, which means it burns cleanly and evenly. In addition, paraffin wax has a high melting point, which makes it ideal for use in candles as it helps the candle maintain its shape and prevents the wax from becoming too soft and crumbling when demoulding.
That being said, there are also other types of wax that can be used for moulded candles, such as beeswax and palm wax. These alternative waxes may have different properties and benefits, which vary with each wax. Some people prefer to use these alternative waxes for their moulded candles due to their unique characteristics and potential benefits.
When using your Suki Home or any candle there are some tips and tricks to help extend the burn time but also quality of your candle melting. Below are some quick and easy tips for you to implement when using your Suki Home candles.
  1. Trim the wick to about 1/4 inch before lighting a candle to help it burn more evenly.

  2. Avoid burning a candle for more than 4 hours at a time. This can help prevent the candle from overheating, which for glass candles can cause the glass jar to break or the wax to become distorted.

  3. Keep the wax pool clear of wick trimmings, matches, and other debris to help the candle burn more efficiently.

  4. Avoid placing candles in drafty areas, as this can cause the flame to flicker excessively and the candle to burn more quickly.

  5. If the flame on a candle becomes too high, gently blow it out and trim the wick before relighting it.

  6. If the wax on a candle becomes too low, it may be necessary to discard the candle and replace it with a new one.

  7. Store candles in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight and heat to help them last longer.

  8. If you notice any cracks or chips in the glass jar of a candle, it's best to discard the candle as it may not burn properly. 

We get asked a fair bit on how candles actually melt when lit. When a moulded candle is lit, the heat of the flame melts the wax near the wick. As the wax melts, it is drawn up the wick and vaporized, producing heat, light, and the characteristic candle flame. The process of melting and vaporizing the wax continues as long as the candle is lit, until eventually all of the wax in the moulded candle has been consumed. This is why when creating candles its very important to ensure you are using the correct wax and materials for the type of candle being created so you get the best possible burning experience for your candle.
We also get asked if our candles expire. Moulded candles do not expire in the sense that they go bad or become unsafe to use. However, candles can become discoloured or brittle over time, particularly if they are stored in a place that is too hot or too cold. In addition, the fragrance of scented candles can fade over time, even if the candles have not been lit. For these reasons, it is generally recommended to use moulded candles within a year or two of purchasing them for the best appearance and fragrance and is why at Suki Home we use wax additives to enhance the longevity and strength of colour & fragrance.