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CANDLE + SEED CARE

WARNING LABEL

Candle safety is important to us, so please take a moment to read and understand the warning label located here and on the bottom of each candle. 

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Warning Label

CANDLE CARE

To help you get the most out of each candle, please consider the following:

  1. Before the first time (and each time) you light a BotaniCandle Co. candle, trim the wicks of the unlit, cool candle to 1/4 inch. Doing so may increase the total burn time of the candle by 25 percent. Remove any trimmed wicks and other debris from the vessel.

  2. During the first time you light the candle, allow the wax to liquify or melt so the wax pool reaches all edges of the vessel. This will prevent the wax from tunneling (see image below) and increase the total burn time of the candle.

  3. Do not burn the candle for more than 4 hours. Prolonging the burn time is not safe and will cause mushrooming (see image below), then tunneling, resulting in a decreased total burn time of your candle.

  4. Each time you are finished burning the candle, allow it to cool for at least 2 hours before relighting. 

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Candle Care

PREPARING THE VESSEL FOR PLANTING

Each candle will stop burning when the wax reaches about 7 millimeters from the bottom of the vessel because of the safety sticker. Allow the candle to cool for at least 2 hours before preparing the vessel for planting. Then, please consider the following:

  1. With a spoon, remove as much wax as possible from the vessel and discard in a compost or waste bin. Note the soy wax is biodegradable and non-toxic. 

  2. Rinse the inside of the vessel with hot water. If you are using a sink, make sure to not allow any residual wax to fall into the drain as it could cause a clog.

Preparing the Vessel for Planting

PREPARING THE COCO COIR

After preparing the vessel for planting, place the coco coir (pronounced coy-er) pod into the vessel then add 1.5 cups of water. The pod can expand up to 15 times its original size and yield up to 4 cups of coco coir. Coco coir is extracted from the outer husk of a coconut and is a eco-friendly alternative to peat pellets.

Preparing the Coco Coir

SEED CARE

After preparing the coco coir pellet in the vessel, you are ready to sow (plant) the seeds. Sprinkle the seeds on top of the coco coir and lightly press them in.

The initial phase of seed growth is germination, or the development from seed to sprout. During this phase the seeds will need a constantly moist environment. Be mindful of overwatering and do not let the seeds dry out. A more routine watering schedule can be established once the seeds have sprouted because they will be less susceptible to drying out. 

The seeds can be grown indoor or outdoor as long as they are in a sunny or well-lit area. 

Seed Care
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