I’m Susan Tyson with Firefly. In this video I will show you how to lovingly care for your Firefly Oil Candle and wick.
Oil candles are not only economical but are versatile, easy to use and maintain. Let’s take a look.
All Firefly Oil Candles are shipped with a small, plastic funnel. You can purchase other filling accessories online like bottles and spouts.
The wick is your fuel line. It feeds the fuel to the tip where the fuel evaporates. The fumes are what you are actually burning. Any corruption of the wick, interrupts that flow. Corruption could be fuel contaminated with water, a scorched, dry or a twisted wick. All effect the efficiency of the wick.
You will need to trim your wick occasionally. When? If you notice the performance of the wick has changed and if you run your oil candle dry and allow the wick to dry out.
Twist and push the wick up through the collar until you see the end of the burned area. Trim the scorched part. Continue to pull through and then… this is very important … untwist the wick; otherwise your fuel line will not perform optimally.
We suggest you expose the wick about 1/8” above the collar. This will give you a good flame and provide excellent burn mileage.
If you are using a candle with an “aroma deck” like the Zen Petite Prayer Candle or the Athena, here’s a tip if you start to get a clear, sticky build up of essential oil. Simply remove the wick, put a drop of fuel on the deck and wipe clean with a paper towel.
Questions about wick threading? I’ve already done a video showing how you can easily re-thread a wick that has pulled out of the collar. Here’s the link. Wick Threading.
Pretty easy! If you have any questions, just drop me an email at Tyson (at) thecoconutgroup.com
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