How to Enjoy
Your Tinker, Dicker & Doc Candle
Many people buy candles
for themselves or others, but don't know how to enjoy them fully. That's why
we've created this short instruction guide: to help you get the most out of
your Tinker, Dicker & Doc all natural, aromatherapy candle. While candles and
other products like room sprays are meant to deodorize rooms by masking harsh
food or pet odors, our candles are more like a fine wine: quality products
meant to be enjoyed in the comfort, peace and joy of your favorite
1. Be sure to read and follow all directions on the warning label located
on the side or bottom of our candle tins and glass container candles.
2. In particular, never leave your candle burning
unattended, never place your candle near items that can catch fire, and keep
your burning candle away from children and pets.
3. Allow your candle to burn to burn up to 4 hours the first time you
light it. This will allow the wax to "remember" where to go the
next time it is lit.
4. Candles need to rest!
Never burn your candle for more than 4
hours at a time, and allow at least 5 to 6 hours to pass before relighting it.
5. Candles need
maintenance! Before relighting your candle,
trim the wick to about 1/4 of an inch using a wick trimmer or a pair of
scissors. Do not over-trim. Failure
to trim the wick may result in your candle overheating, and will likely shorten
the overall burning time of your candle.
6. If you over-trim or
break your wick, your flame may "drown" in the wax. If you have difficulty relighting your wick,
allow the wax to cool. Using a spoon, gently scrape out wax evenly on the
surface of your candle so that the wick is 1/4 of an inch, then relight. Discard
excess wax in the trash.
7. Candle tins are prone to get very hot. Place these only on
heat-resistant surfaces (metal, stone, even a stoneware saucer), and never on items that can catch fire or
burn (paper, books, cloth, Grandma's antique dresser).
8. Cleanup is a breeze!
While you should never pour molten wax
down a drain or toilet, you can clean your candle glassware with warm,
soapy water. Simply gently remove as much wax as you can with a spoon, and
discard the excess wax in the trash. Glue dots are used in our glassware
candles, and these also can be removed by a gentle action with warm, soapy
water. We do not recommend that our tins or amber glassware be used for storing
food or drink, although they are perfect for decorating!
9. While some candle companies
manufacture "message candles", we
do not recommend that our candle wax be used for this purpose.
Q & A
1. Help! My candle is
a candle burns straight down) can be caused by not burning the candle long
enough (less than 4 hours the first time you light it, only 1 or 2 hours at a
time), drafts, and so on. If your candle
continues to tunnel after several lightings, extinguish the flame and allow the
wax to cool. Using a spoon, gently scrape out wax evenly on the surface of your
candle so that the wick is 1/4 of an inch, then relight. Discard excess wax
in the trash. Please note that some wax will remain on the inside walls of
glass container candles. This can be removed with warm, soapy water. after are finished burning your candle.
2. Hey! My wick is mushrooming!
accumulation of carbon deposits) occurs on the wicks some candles, and in
particular with some essential oil candles. Be sure to trim your wick to 1/4 of
an inch before relighting your candle to eliminate or reduce this effect. Failure to remove carbon deposits may result
in your candle overheating, and will likely shorten the overall burning time of
3. Gosh! Why doesn't your
lavender candle doesn't smell like my lavender candle?
Our sense of smell
varies, and we don't smell things in the same way. That being said, most people
are so used to artificial, laboratory-created scents that they cannot recognize
the real thing derived from nature! We
use only natural, plant-derived scents derived from essential oils or other
plant-based materials. So, our Lavender candle smells like lavender,
because it is made from lavender!
4. Golly! Why do some
artificially-scented candles smell stronger than essential oil candles?
There is a limit to the
amount of essential oils that can be used in candles. Too much would effect the
candle's performance. We strive to
provide as much fragrance as we can given the natural limitations of essential
oils and other plant essences.
5. Gee! Aren't your
candle fragrances "store bought"?
While many of our scents
are single scents derived only one or two essential oils (Lavender, Lemongrass,
Peppermint), others are our own formulations (Patchouli Spice, Orange Spice, Eucalyptus
Mint). Some of our all natural fragrances are adaptations of perfume
formulations of the nineteenth century (Vetiver, Eau de Floride), while still
others are completely new fragrances (Amyris). Our scent formulas are proprietary and unique.
6. Say! How can I
contact you? Do you use social media?
The easiest way to contact us is by email:
firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow us on Instagram at tinkerdickeranddoc, Facebook
at Tinker, Dicker & Doc, and Twitter at @TinkerDicker.