Well, the summer (or lack of) is over. That C word is lurking somewhere just out of reach but closing in quickly. The hedges are bursting with blackberries ripe for picking. We think of making jams and crumbles. The nights draw in and our thoughts turn to our indoor spaces. How can we fashion a […]Continue Reading
Candles have an enchanting ability to spark joy, akin to the philosophy of Marie Kondo, the renowned decluttering expert. When we light a candle, its warm and flickering glow not only illuminates our surroundings but also lifts our spirits. Choosing a scented candle that resonates with our senses, carefully placing it in our living space, […]Continue Reading
Here’s our definitive guide to the new Heart & Home Winter home fragrances! It’s that time of year. The nights are drawing in and there’s a definite nip in the air. Have you succumbed and turned the central heating on yet? It’s time to think about how to cosy up your home and embrace the […]Continue Reading
There are so many reasons why people enjoy scented candles in their home. The warm and friendly glow of candlelight is a timeless pleasure, creating a soft, relaxing atmosphere that appeals to all. Combine this with the luxurious aromas of essential oils and other fragrances and you have the perfect conditions for unwinding at the [...] Continue Reading
Issue: The candle jar becomes hot at the base risking damage to the surface it is placed on.
Reason: The flame has created a full pool of wax and the heat is pushing downwards towards the surface.
Tip: Place the candle on a heat resistant surface.
Result: Surfaces are protected from the heat.Continue Reading
Issue: Intensity of fragrance is either not strong enough or too overpowering.
Reason: The candle chosen may not be the right size for the room it has been placed in.
Tip: As the fragrance throw comes from the wax pool it is always best to choose the appropriate candle size for the area you want to place it in. Our candles come in different sizes so you can choose which size suits the room best.
Result: The perfect fragrance throw!Continue Reading
Issue: Slight discolouration.
Reason: As soy is a natural material it can be susceptible to extremes in temperature. Although burn should not be affected it still makes sense to take these environmental factors into consideration when storing and using your Heart & Home candles.
Tip: Keep your candles away from cold sources such as near windows in winter, and avoid direct sunlight. It is best that the candle is always as near to room temperature as possible (65-75°F/18-24°C).
Result: Retains its true natural aesthetic.Continue Reading
Issue: ‘Bloom’ appearance on wick from previous burns.
Reason: The candle has been burning for too long, usually over 3 hours.
Tip: Always extinguish the flame after 3 hours (dependent on jar size), trim the wick to 5mm and relight.
Result: Extended burn times and a cleaner burn overall.Continue Reading
Issue: ‘Tunnelling’, whereby the candle is left with a hole down the centre, reducing the amount of light from the flame and increasing the wax lost.
Reason: The candle has not been left to burn for long enough.
Tip: Allowing the entire top layer of the candle to melt to the sides of the jar on first use creates a ‘burn memory’. Doing this means subsequent uses should follow the same pattern, avoiding the tunnelling effect. Pooling time for our small jars is approximately 45mins and 90 mins for the large jars.
Result: Maximum burn time using all of the wax, cleaner glass container and more light from the flame!Continue Reading