It might be only a candle to some. But to us over here at the Barenaturals lighthouse, each one of our candles is special. Because, each one is uniquely made by hand with devoted individual care and attention. We watch them turn from a warm glistening liquid into a smooth, strong and solid state. We trim their wicks, polish their glass, stick their little name badges on and wrap them up in their puffy going out coats. We think of each one with its own character, (go with us, a little eccentricity is good thing!) as a little joy of light sparking up in someone's life. Every time we see the county, a town or the village they have made home in. We feel very proud they are out shining boldly, lighting up the shadows all over the world. This is what brings us joy.
Things you should know about your Barenaturals Candle
They grow trees.
Not a typo. A Barenaturals candle really does support the planting of ten trees. We work with tree planting projects in the areas that most benefit from reforestation. Places like Madagascar, Indonesia and Nepal. Your candle is a beacon for ten new trees, supporting jobs for tree planters, tree guardians and tree nursery workers, endangered animals and repairing habitats with all the environmental benefits. It’s more than just a candle, it’s love and light changing the world ten trees at a time. Thank you.
How to look after your Barenaturals Candle
We often get asked how to best care for your Barenaturals candle. And being so special we want you to get the best out of them.
Barenaturals candles are created with blended waxes and cotton wicks and whilst we have spent 'eons' perfecting ‘wick burn to wax pooling’ ratios. Some tlc and good candle owner care will ensure a long sensuous life for your candle. Here's our top tips.
Wax has a memory so the first burn is very important. The candle must burn until a warm liquid sea pools across the top of your candle. Note, if the room is cold or the candle is in a draught sometimes the wax may not pool right to the edge - don’t worry if it’s not all the way to the edge, but it is better if it gets close on the first burn.
On each lighting
Before lighting your candle, trim its wick to around 5mm.
By regularly trimming the wick and keeping it short and clean will eliminate any unnecessary ‘smokey’ burns.
If your candle is flickering or smoking just extinguish the flame, straighten the wick, trim it and re-light. This will also give your scented candle a longer life. (n.b. Check out the fab wick trimmers at barenaturals.com).
Keep out of reach of children and pets
Place on a level, fire resistant surface.
If you need to move the candle while lit or just after, mind how you touch the glass. It could be hot.
Don’t forget to extinguish your candle before leaving it alone.
- When unlit, gently wipe the glass with a soft cloth inside and out to remove any smokey residue and keep a brilliant sparkle.
Caring for your barenaturals candle will ensure that it keeps on and on, burning brightly and bringing joy to you until finally one day. The little candle light dims, fizzles one last spark and gently fades away. Leaving nothing but glowing memories and ten glorious trees as legacy of your journey together.
('Sigh' that’s just beautiful man, brought a tear to my eye thinking about that cinematic moment I can tell you)