CANDLE CARE + SAFETY
ALL OF OUR INTENTION CANDLES ARE MADE WITH HIGH VIBRATIONS + MINDFUL ENERGY TO LIGHT A FIRE BENEATH YOUR MANIFESTATION, BUT THE MOST IMPORTANT THING IN OUR EYES IS YOUR WELL-BEING & SAFETY.
YOUR CANDLE NEEDS CARE TO ENSURE A CLEAN, SAFE BURN. PLEASE READ THE CANDLE CARE GUIDELINES BELOW TO PROLONG THE LIFETIME OF YOUR INTENTION CANDLE:
CARING FOR YOUR CANDLE
Lifetime of a Periapt Candle
9 oz 50+ hours | 16 oz 80+ hours
THE FIRST BURN | This is vital to the health of your candle! To ensure the prolonged life of your candle, allow for your candle wax to pool completely to the edge of the vessel before extinguishing will allow for your candle to burn evenly without tunneling. Without this, you may experience wax build up around the container. *If you are using your candle for divination purposes, follow your intuition on timing to see how the wax burns, you may choose to skip this process and not be concerned with ensuring the life-time of your intention candle.
NORMAL USE | Check your wicks. All wicks should be cut to 1/4" before lighting. You may notice there is a 'mushroom' shape on your wick, ALWAYS remove this before lighting, with no exceptions! This can easily be plucked with your fingers before lighting or cut with scissors. Work with your candle between 2 and 4 hours at a time. Working with your candle in this limited capacity will allow for it to burn 60+ hours for our 9 oz candle.
EXTINGUISHING | Do not blow out your intention! Use the lid to extinguish your candle every time.
ORGANIC MATERIAL | Most of our intention candles will have organic material in them, such as flowers, herbs, crystals and 'Gaia Glitter.' To ensure safety, if an organic material catches flame: extinguish, let cool, and move that specific piece closer to the edge of the vessel. You may even choose to remove this material and add to your altar as an offering. *We use our own candles everyday and prefer to let these organic materials catch flame during rituals. However, we WARN YOU that this is at your own discretion, risk, and safety. NEVER leave our intention candles unattended, these candles are made to be kept in sight at all times.
CRYSTAL CANDLES | Some candles may come with crystals which have been sustainably sourced from local Austin businesses. These are cleared and set with intention to charge your candle. However, the Periapt suggests keeping these crystals to work with. When the wax starts to get melty + soft, carefully pluck your crystal with a fork or tweezers (CAREFULLY PLEASE).
REINCARNATING YOUR VESSEL | When the wax height nearest your wick(s) gets to be less than 1/2", your candle has reached its' life cycle and is now ready to be reincarnated and repurposed. Our vessels can be used for many different things such as propagating plants, small plant containers, crystal holders, and altar cups to name a few. Simply boil your container in a few inches of water until the wax has fully melted. Your vessel will be hot, so use an oven mitt to remove. Let cool for a moment, and pour the remaining wax into your compost or trash. Your wick(s) will be easy to remove after boiling. Let cool completely before washing your container.