Frequently Asked Questions
Candle Container Size:
Our hand-poured candles are made with all-natural vegan soy wax and come in 11 ounce Rock Glass containers. These glass containers are 3 1/2" in tall, 3 1/4" in diameter, weigh about 1 1/4 lb each and burn approximately 75 hours.
UpCycle: Once these are thoroughly cleaned out, they are great to use for sipping whiskey, bourbon, cola or your favorite beverage. Keep the recycled paper lid and store cotton balls in the bathroom. Think about the possibilities, but please, do not throw in the trash.
This wax melts to a liquid, unlike paraffin wax, and needs to be kept in a container. We recommend an initial burn time of 2-3 hours to help with the wax memory. This prevents tunneling down the middle. Always ensure you burn the candle for a couple of hours each time you use it to allow for a complete melt pool from edge to edge. Limit your burning time to around 4-5 hours max to prevent the entire candle from liquefying since this could overheat the glass.
Trim and center your wicks before each use. There are two reasons this is important. One, the flames can get out-of-control if the wick is left untrimmed, which leads to flickering, smoke and soot. Second is that if you keep the wick length between 1/8″ and 1/4″ it will last for many many hours. Our candles are conservatively rated to burn for 45-65 hours. Also, wicks can get really awkward to trim with scissors once the candle burns down low in the jar. If you find yourself struggling, it is recommended to invest in a wick trimmer.
Our candles are made with the maximum recommended amount of fragrance/essential oils. If you’re having a hard time smelling it, it may be because the room is too large for this size candle. You can increase/concentrate the scent by moving it to a smaller room or as you might guess, we recommend additional candles. To make sure you’re not getting used to the smell, you can step outside or shut the room’s door for a while to re-expose yourself to the scent.
Candles should never be left unattended. Burn on a flat, heat resistant surface away from drapes and other flammable materials and need we say, keep away from children and pets. Do not touch the hot, molten wax. Ms. Betty's Bad-Ass Candles is not responsible for user misuse and negligence.