Candle Care

How to take care of your candle

In order to get the best benefit of your hand poured soy candle, special care is necessary, please read these instructions before first use.

Soy wax is a natural product that is nontoxic, all fragrances used by Bruja Power Botanica are created on a base of essential oils, are skin safe and phthalate free. Frosting or cloud like marks are typical in soy candles that have no paraffin or additional chemicals.

If your candle contains crystals, dried flowers or herbs, you MUST remove them before first burn.

First Burn: This determines how will your candle burn and how long it will last, be sure that the first time you burn it is for at least 2 hours. This will allow an even wax pool in your candle and prevent tunneling.

Wick: Keep your wicks clear of debris and trimmed at all times.

Cotton wicks: keep the wick at ¼” use a wick trimmer for better and even results.

Wood wicks: this beautiful crackly type of wick must remain short in order to burn, if your wood wick is not staying lit it is likely because the wick is too long. Wood wicks shall remain to 1/8″ – 3/16”, wood wicks use the wax of your candle to stay lit while cotton wicks use the fibers in them. Sometimes wood wicks take multiple attempts to light. Remove any charring in the wick before igniting it. You may need to hold a lighter or matches to the wick for a good 15-20 seconds to make sure that you’re getting the wick to catch properly and kick off the burn, especially on the first light.

Listen and enjoy the wood crackling sound of wood wick candles, it is very relaxing.

NEVER leave a candle unattended, nor burn it for more than 2 hours at a time.

Keep away from children and pet. Candles must be in an even surface that is heat proof.

If you have any questions or comments about your candle please email us at

Thank you for purchase!

Wendy Mata

Bruja Curandera by Lineage and Initiated Shaman

Founder of Bruja Power Botanica