Frequently asked questions

Common questions

Great you bought a Twine & Lace candle? What's next?

You are going to have a unique experience with your Twine & Lace candle. The candles are made with the highest quality of soy wax and fragrance oil which will fill your entire room with the beautiful scent you have chosen! The wooden wick produces a wonderful crackling sound when burning which creates a beautiful ambiance. Our wicks are made of organic and untreated wood. Here are some tips to help you enjoy your Twine & Lace candle.

Let's review the basics guidelines that apply to the burning of all candles including Twine & Lace candles.

Burn within sight, away from flammable objects,children and pets. Burn on heat safe surface. Avoid drafts. For best results, burn until wax melts evenly across, do not exceed 4 hours. Keep wax pool free of debris. Keep wick trimmed to 1/4" each time candle is lit. Stop candle when1/2" of wax remains. Do not move or touch while hot.

I think my candle is not burning properly.

Each wooden wick will have a small variance in the wood thickness and grain because they are made of organic and untreated wood. Each wooden wick will burn slightly differently. We are convinced that you will enjoy the ambiance that is created by the crackling wooden wick. Enjoy!

Why is my candle smoking?

Your Twine & Lace candle should be smoke free under ideal conditions. Here are some tips to keep your candle smoke-free! . Do not burn your candle in a drafty area such as near a window, in a hallway or close to a fireplace. . If the candle is placed in a drafty area the draft can cause the flame to produce smoke. . The candle should return to normal once the candle is removed from the drafty area. . Do not burn your candle for more than 3 hours at a time. . Burning your candle for more than 3 hours at a time increases the risk of smoking because the wick is too long and the flame burns too hot. Please allow the wax to fully cool down and harden before relighting your candle.

My candle does not stay lit.

Here is what you can do if your candle extinguishes. . Give your candle a minute to warm up. . Most issues with your candle not lighting will happen the first time you try lighting it. . The first time you burn your candle will be the slowest and lowest burn. . If your candle does not stay lit try relighting it again. . If your candle still does not stay lit; let it cool down and break off the charred pieces of the wick with your fingers or a wick trimmer. This will allow the pores of the wood to reopen and help the flame burn hotter. . Allow your candle to burn at least 2 hours the first time you light it since the first burn is the most important. The melter wax must burn to the sides of the candle container.

My candle flame seem unusually large!

Your wick may be defective. Stop using your candle and email a photo of your lit candle flame to info@twineandlacecandle.com

I believe the wax is drowning out the wick.

We highly recommend burning your Twine & Lace candle until you achieve a full melt pool each time. This means that you will need to burn your candle for up to 2 to 3 hours until the top of the melted wax reaches all the edges of your glass container. If you don't let the top melted wax reach the edges because you are burning it for shorter amounts of time, you will notice that your candle is starting to create a tunnel. It is not recommended that you cut out the unmelted wax to fix the tunneling issue. Simply let your candle burn for longer periods of time and the issue should solve itself.

How long can I expect my candle to burn for?

Twine & Lace candles are all 10.5 oz therefore they will burn between 55-60 hours.

Do I need to trim the wooden wick?

You don't usually need to do anything to your candle between burning sessions. If your wooden wick is longer than 1/2" when you blow out the flame; let your candle completely cool down and the wax harden. Before relighting your candle, trim the wick to approximately 1/4". Please make sure to always remove the wick trimmings from the wax before relighting the candle or it can discolore your wax. Trimming the wooden wick reopens the pores of the wood which causes your flame to burn hotter and higher therefore increasing the chance of your candle to produce soot.

Do you make candles in various sizes?

At this time, we only make 10.5 oz candles.

In which stores can I find your candles?

You will find a list of our retailers under the SHOP heading in Retail Locations.

Return Policy

Twine & Lace Candle Company will gladly exchange only defective or unused candles within 30 days of purchase with proof of receipt.

How do I clean my empty candle container?

Boil water in your kettle and then pour it in you candle jar. Let it sit in your glass for 1 to 2 hours. Remove the excess wax with a spoon and paper towel. Empty the water in your sink. Remove the metal wick holder carefully with a knife. Then wash the glass jar with dish soap and hot water. Here are cool ways to Re-use your glass jar: You can reuse your glass jar by putting cosmetic brushes or pads in it, K-Tips, hair ties, pens or pencils, paper clips, candies or you can add soil and seeds and have a beautiful plant.