D.Chappell candles are made with 100% natural cotton wicks, soy coconut-based wax, high quality essential oils and most importantly are vegan, paraben-free, cruelty-free, phthalate-free and petroleum free. Our candles are crafted to provide the best aromatic experience with long lasting burn times of 80 hours for our standard 11 oz. size jars. For candle burning best practices use these tips so you can get a few more sniffs out of your favorite scented candle.
To make the most of your D.Chappell candle experience, follow these steps for a smooth melt...
To maintain a quality flame throughout your candle’s lifespan, you’ll want to routinely trim the wick. Before you light the candle, trim the wick ¼ inch. (You can use a wick trimmer, scissor, or nail clipper).
Remove any debris or wick trimming left in the wax pool.
Wicks that are bent or too long when lit can result in uneven melting, flickering and leave a film of black soot in the air.
Wax learns to melt the same way, so the first time you light your candle’s wick, it is important to burn your candle until the liquified wax creates a layer all the way around the inside of the jar. Candles should burn one hour for every 1 inch in diameter of the actual candle size. (For example, a candle that is 2 inches across should burn for 2 hours).
If a candle is not burned for long enough to allow the wax to liquefy or to melt from edge to edge of the container, it will create a “memory ring” burning a hollowed center in the wax known as tunneling. While you will want to avoid tunneling, if you do end up with a caved-in candle there are some solutions to fix this.
Use a hair blow dryer on low heat to blow on the center of the wax until it melts and spreads evenly.
You can wrap the candle in aluminum foil tucking the edges around the rim to leave an opening for the the center. Now light the candle. After a couple of hours, the wax should melt and even out to the surface of the vessel.
Avoid placing candles in draft areas, near flammable fabrics or in proximity of children or pet’s reach.
While you might want to burn your candle all the way down to the very last speck of soy wax, you should only safely melt the wax to the last ½ inch.
Once your candle has burned down, scoop out the left over wax, wash with soap and water, wipe clean and now your vessel is ready to be repurposed!
D. Chappell Diffusers are a great way to add constant fragrance to your home. The diffuser reeds soak up the fragrance oil and disperse the scent into the air. They last around 3-6 months or until all the fragrance oil evaporates from the bottle.
Each of our D ,Chappell classic diffusers are also offered in the same scent of our D. Chappell classic candles. Try them together for a layering lasting aroma.
To get the most out of your reed diffuser fragrance, we would recommend placing it in a hallway or an entrance to a room. The air circulation created by daily traffic will help disperse the aroma so you will pick up the scent every time you enter and leave the room.
Also, flipping your reeds once a week will keep your fragrance fresh.
When flipping the reeds, flip them over a wastebasket or sink and be sure to clean the vessel of any fragrance oil drips before placing on a delicate countertop. Use can also use a coaster or plate under your diffuser to keep any oil drips from damaging a precious countertop.
Use caution when inserting the reeds as sometimes the level of the fragrance oil can raise enough to spill out the top of the vessel. It always a good idea to set up a diffuser on a non-porous surface.
Make sure to keep out of reach of children or pets and away from flammable or heated surfaces.