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Candle Safety

Ecoya Candles on table

At Scout, we love natural soy wax candles with 100% cotton wicks to ensure clean burning candles. To make sure you get the cleanest possible burn, here are some handy tips and tricks to keep your candle beautiful. When your first open you candle, it is important to have a read of the safety instructions enclosed.


Our friends at Ecoya recommend that you trim your wick to 6mm before every lighting, this helps control the size of the flame – if your wick is too big, so is the flame and therefore it will burn through your candle faster.



The first time you burn your candle, burn it for a minimum of one hour, which will prevent tunnelling (natural soy wax does retain a memory).  Ensure your wax pool reaches the edge of the glass on each burn.

We recommend only burning your candle for three hours at a time. This ensures you get the ideal fragrance throw and allows the candle to burn right out to the edge of the vessel. If the burn pool doesn’t reach the very edges on your first burn that’s okay, by the second or third burn it will reach the edges and continue to burn down in that way.



Soy wax burns 30% cooler than paraffin or paraffin blended candles, meaning your soy wax candle will always last longer and emit less black smoke.

Never leave your candle unattended, and ensure that your candle is always extinguished appropriately.

Shop our gorgeous collection of fragranced soy candles here x

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