Crystal Candle Care Tips
Crystal Candles are a little different to burn than your average candle.
I used to suggest leaving the smaller crystals within the candles, chips are fine but if you want an even burn, then I suggest once the soy wax, is softened remove the crystals from the wax and place beside your vessel. You can clean these at a later date. This is not going to effect the healing energy within your candle.
Sometimes leaving your crystal within the candle while you are burning it can lead to tunneling of the candle and can also shift and move the wick or even hinder the wick, stopping the candle from functioning altogether.
With crystal infused candles it is important to make sure your wick is clear so that it can in fact burn. So this is why I now suggest taking the crystal and placing it beside your jar.
Also remember to keep your wick trimmed to 5 mm to create a cleaner burn. When the wick is longer it causes a soot and it will blacken the rim of your candle jar.
If your candle wax does start to tunnel, I wrap the jar in foil, leaving a lip over the opening so that the entire vessel warms and melts to the edge.
It is important that in your very first burn of your candle that you let it burn to the edges. Burning for no longer than 4 hours, no less than 2 hours.
Inner Light Collective Candles are made with soy wax so this wax is softer and more environmentally friendly, you will be able to remove your crystals with ease once your wax is warm.
Remember to place on a stable surface, out of the way of breeze's or drafts. Do not leave to burn unattended. Also only burn down til wax is 1 cm from bottom for safety. If it burns dry then this might cause your jar to heat and to crack or shatter.
Having Crystals with your intention candle is for the enhancement of healing properties. It magnify the intentions cast within and to help radiate that energy through to you. These are very special and powerful tools to use in your journey.
Once you have finished your candle you can use your jar as a container, a planter or anything you would like to use it for. I also place some in my linen cupboard as the fragrance makes them smell nice. You crystals can be cleaned (usually in soapy water) there are some crystals that cannot be immersed in water, I will do a blog on this later. And then you can place them beside your bed, on an alter or where ever you would like to place them, that is special or sacred to you.