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Southern Lights Candle Tips

Types of wax used in Candles

At Southern Lights we provide candles made with palm, soy and paraffin wax.

Southern Lights Palm wax is vegetable wax ethically and sustainable sourced from accredited Sustainable Palm Oil plantations.

Paraffin wax is a petroleum by-product created when crude oil is refined into gasoline. Southern Lights only uses food grade quality paraffin wax is our candles.

Drip Less

Southern Lights' candles are designed not to spill or drip but continue to look perfect no matter how long they are used. However all taper candles will drip if exposed to a draft, burned too close to one another, or if the wick is permitted to become too long so that the flame becomes over-sized.

Soy Candle Hints

  1. When you burn your candle, burn it until the wax pool reaches the edge of the glass.  This will ensure your candle always burns flat and you get the most from your candle, avoiding the wax forming into a funnel in the centre.
  2. Make sure you trim your wick before each use.  This will ensure the wick doesn't smoke.
  3. Stop using your jar candle when you have less than 1cm of wax left.
  4. Don't burn you candle for more than 3 hours at a time.

Candle Safety

  • Always burn your candle within sight
  • Keep out of reach of children and pets
  • Keep away from drafts, vents and vibrations
  • Do not move candle when it is lit or the wax is in liquid form
  • Never burn a canlde on or near anything that is flamable
  • Handle with care as the wax and/or glass could be extremely hot