Care Of Magical Candles
How Are They Made?
Character Candles are produced in small batches, originally in my kitchen and now in my shed. (I am so happy to keep the mess outside now!) I select fragrances and wax, melt, and then pour. Each candle has three layers and each layer must cool before pouring the next layer. One batch of candles usually takes 2 days to pour.
After they are cooled, I use a cloth and paper towel to remove any dripped wax from the outside of the candle jar.
I design, print, hand cut, and apply each label myself.
Can I Order a Specific Character Directly From You?
I don't generally do pre-orders or anything like that. I list the candles when I have time to package and ship them, and it is always first come first served. However, if you follow my facebook page, I always update there when I add new product. They sell fast but I try to list new candles about once a week.
If you wish to purchase 20 or more of the same character, or have a similar large scale project you would like to discuss, feel free to send me a message.
My Candle Arrived Broken. What Can We Do?
When shipping glass all over the world, every now and then things break. I will do what I can to make it right. Snap a quick photo of the broken item, email it to me at Mudinmybloodstore@gmail.com along with you order number, and I will do my best to get a replacement sent. Don't throw the wax out! The wax will still melt nicely in a wax warmer or it can fit inside a small Mason jam jar and still be burnt.
Tips for Burning your Character Candle
Preventing memory rings.
For safety’s sake.
How to Store Your Candle Properly
My Candle is Tunneling. What Can I Do?
- There isn't a pretty or easy way to fix candle tunneling. Your best approach is prevention following the steps above. However, here's how you can try to fix a candle that has tunneled.
- Put the candle inside a hurricane or vase and let it burn for a few hours. The hurricane keeps the heat around the candle to help melt the excess wax.
- You can also wrap the top of the candle in tin foil (with an opening at the top) to get the wax to melt while burning. You may have to carefully remove some of the liquid wax as you go to keep the flame from drowning out. Let the candle burn until the entire top becomes liquid wax about 1/4" deep. This resets the wax and decreases your chances of tunneling in future burn sessions. If you just remove the dry hard wax down to the wick, it will likely tunnel again the next time as the wax around the edge still has never melted. Wax has a memory which is why it's important to set the stage right on the first burn.