Q: “Do you leave the crystals, dried flowers and embellishments in your candle while burning? The rose buds in particular seem like they could be a fire hazard. Let me know, thanks!”
A: Thanks for your wonderful question. Yes, our candles with crystals, botanicals and embellishments are designed in a way so you can leave them all in the vessel when burning. We have been asked before about whether our rose buds and other botanicals could be a fire hazard. Over the many years we have been making these products we have not had an issue. We keep a safe distance from the wicks so when the wax pool reaches the botanicals they tend to sink coating them in wax and making them safe. Any candle with an open flame can be a hazard so following good candle care guidelines is always a must.
Our instruction card for candles with crystals and/or botanicals says, “We are so blessed to make this candle for you. It’s truly beautiful and is one of a kind. This candle has been lovingly and carefully handmade in our bespoke studio with botanicals, crystals or embellishments (or perhaps a little of each). You can light this candle with the crystals, botanicals and embellishments inside of it. Each candle will burn differently as the botanicals and crystals move around. Please do not leave any candle unattended. If required, blow the candle out and move the botanicals away from the flame. Keep your wicks nice and trimmed (about 5mm long) for the best burn. Allow the wax to melt to the edge of the vessel with every burn. Towards the end of your candle, you can fish out the crystals and rinse them in warm soapy water if you want to keep them. When finished, clean your bowl or vessel and have it refilled or repurpose it for something else. To remove the wicks, add a tiny amount of boiling water and carefully take them out. We hope that this candle is a blessing to you”.