Can you use up your excess candle wax?

It is a question we have been asked a lot recently with customers asking if they can purchase some wicks in order to use up their excess candle wax (not our candles I might add).

Each time we have had to politely decline.       

Wick bundleWhy?

Well, quite simply, there is no way of knowing which wick would work with that particular candle wax. Even worse, if the customer was wanting to melt down numerous different candle waxes and mix them together.

As a follower of Our Time Candles & Diffusers, you will know that our candles go through multiple rounds of testing to find the perfect wick, wax and fragrance combination. More about this can be found on our Candle Testing page.

You see, there is a reason why we use a range of 20 different wick types and sizes across our entire candle range. Different fragrances, fragrance load and blending can change the wick required.

We look after the testing and making of the candles then provide all of the information to help you get the best performance from your candle once you take it home for use.

Candle from Our Time Candles & Diffusers nearing completion

We hope this helps you to understand why it is not possible for us to simply supply any wicks for home use. The great thing is though...when you use candles from Our Time Candles & Diffusers there is so very little waste, following extended burn times, that you will not have to worry about what to do with all of the excess wax as it is so minimal. it even something you should be doing?

Our advice is no.

Firstly, you have no idea what wick is required but if you have lots of excess wax from your candle then I'm afraid that candle wasn't very good to begin with.

Secondly, if the grand plan is to melt lots of different fragrances of candle together, and make a "mixed" fragrance candle, then please don't. The ingredients in each of those candles may not necessarily be compatible but they are likely to have all required a different wick.

Either way, adding an unknown wick to an unknown wax & fragrance mix could create a fire risk that is certainly best avoided.

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