Candle wax is chosen for a variety of characteristics. Soy is known for a long, clean burn. Paraffin is known for excellent scent throw.
I like the Soy Para blend because it delivers the longer, clean burn of soy with the superior scent throw of paraffin. But remember that scent throw is also determined by the size of the candle, number of wicks (ie. triple wick versus single wick) and the size of the space the candle is burning in. The scent throw of my candles is pleasantly pleasing but not overwhelming.
To get the most out of your candle, give yourself sufficient time on the first burn to allow the wax to melt until it reaches the vessel walls. This melted wax is called a melt pool. It may take up to 4 hours to reach a full melt pool. Always trim the wick to 1/4 inch between burns and never burn for longer than 4 hours at a a time. Do not light a previously burned or ‘mushroomed’ wick (keep trimmed) as this will contribute to soot production amd buildup.
(See Candle Care)
I use superior quality phthalate and paraben free fragrance oils from reputable Canadian and American candle/soap suppliers.
I use wicks that are made with a natural fibre and paper. The wick may tend to curl as it burns. This provides a beautiful flame shape but is also helpful when you trim the wick in between burns as it is easily removed.
ALWAYS PRACTICE CANDLE SAFETY:
-Always burn candle within sight and on a flat surface away from flammable objects and drafts
-Always keep candle out of reach of children and pets
-Never burn the candle for more than 4 hours at a time
-Extinguish candle safely (preferably with a snuffer)
-NEVER EVER put water on a candle
-Discontinue use of candle when 1/2 inch of wax remains in bottom of vessel
-Do not touch or move a hot vessel