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Everything You Need to Know

Kinship By Ecoya Candle Safety & Care

We love that you enjoy burning our candles in your home, however, there are some important safety instructions that must be followed in order to have the best candle burning experience.

The most important thing to remember is that candles are a naked flame, and they need to be treated with caution and respect.

We take candle safety very seriously, so when you first open your Kinship by Ecoya candle, you will find safety instructions inside the candle jar and on the base of both the carton and the vessel. It is important to read these instructions for safe candle burning.

What makes Kinship by Ecoya different?

Soy wax

• Burns longer, cooler and cleaner than paraffin wax.
• Produces about a tenth of the soot produced by a paraffin
candle and does not contain any of the toxic chemicals.
• Bio-degradable and free from any pesticides and herbicides.
• Free from genetically modified material.
• Free from dyes, additives and preservatives.
• 100% plant-based.
• Sustainably sourced.

Our candle wicks are made from pure lead-free cotton.

The details

We work with leading fragrance houses around the world and master perfumers to develop our fragrance oils, which include safe synthetic ingredients.

Synthetic ingredients enable a more expansive fragrance palette and sometimes serve as vegan and/or more sustainable alternatives to other natural ingredients, such as musks.

All of our fragrances are paraben and phthalate-free and adhere to strict international safety standards and testing procedures established by the International Fragrance Association (IFRA).

Candle Tips

• Always ensure you burn your candle on a stable and heat-resistant surface, away from drafts or items that can catch alight.

• If there is a strong draft it can cause the flame to burn unevenly and against the glass for a long period of time, causing black soot and excessive heat against the glass.

• If you’re burning more than one candle at a time, space your candles approximately 100mm (10cm) apart.

• Never leave a burning candle unattended or near children or pets.

• Never move a burning candle. Ensure the candle is extinguished, the wax is solid, and the jar is cold before handling.

Candle Care

1. Burn to the edge of the vessel

Candles have a burn memory, so be sure to burn your candle all the
way to the edge of the vessel every time you burn it. This will make
sure your candle burns evenly each time, maximising burning time.

2. Reusing your Kinship by Ecoya candle

You can re-use your Kinship by Ecoya candle jar by gently
washing out the remaining wax with warm soapy water. Be careful
not to use anything too abrasive when washing as you may scratch
the inside of the jar.

They make for a great vase, the perfect jar for your makeup
brushes, cotton buds or even under the sink with your washing-up

3. Recycling your Kinship by Ecoya candle

Alternatively, you can recycle your Kinship by Ecoya candle
vessel. It is important to remove any remaining wax and the wick
tab before recycling.

We suggest the following; when your candle has around 10mm of
wax remaining, pop it in the freezer for a day or two. This will
shrink the remaining wax, separating it from the glass.

Hold the candle upside down and give it a good tap on the bottom
of the vessel. The remaining wax and wick tab should drop out.
Use warm, soapy water and a gentle cloth to wipe out any
remaining wax residue.


Candle Safety

1. Trim your wick

Always trim the wick to 6mm before each burn to allow for a clean,
even burn. This will also maximise the longevity of the candle. Your
candle can burn up to 20% longer if you trim your wick regularly.

If your wick becomes too large, it can mushroom, causing excess soot
and more heat, so will therefore burn through your candle faster,
decreasing the overall burn time.

2. Three hours burn time

Do not burn your candle for more than three hours at a time. Burning
it longer may cause vessels to overheat or the wax pool to get too deep.
Our candles are poured into vessels made from annealed soda lime
silicate glass; a glass designed specifically for candle burning.

3. When to extinguish

Discontinue use when 10mm / 1cm of wax remains to prevent the
vessel from overheating.

Our wicks have been designed to self-extinguish at approximately
10mm. However, if your candle has been burning for a longer period
the wick is likely bigger and therefore generating more heat and
burning through the wax faster.

If it becomes too hot, the heat can surpass the crimping in the wick
which is designed to self-extinguish. The wick is attached to a metal
tab on the bottom of your candle and if that overheats then
breakages may occur.

4. How to extinguish.

Use a snuffer or blow it out gently. This will eliminate black sooty
particles from getting stuck in the wax. Do not extinguish with water.