Candle Care Guide: Getting The Most From Your Mary Jean Natural Fragrance
The smell is the sense most deeply tied to our feelings and memories and smell is the only one of our senses that shares contact with this emotion centre of our brain
ELIZABETH QUINN 19/02/2020
You love candles. Sometimes you'll have more than just a few, one for each room of your house. Candles create an ambience like no other light. The tranquillity that is as fitting for a loud boisterous dinner party as it is for a quite relaxing evening bath.
Mary Jean® Home Fragrance
At Mary Jean we love to take the time to mix and pour each and individual candle by hand, ensuring our candles each burn evenly
and beautifully for a long time. I may suggest the following tips for the care of your candle because you want the best experience
and value for money.
Because you deserve maximum benefit from the natural ingredients. And a unique fragrance we've spent some time on each blending
of essential oils, always for your best pleasure and mindfulness.
Caring for your Soy Candle
on the first light, give up to 3 hours burn time to form a full melt pool to the containers edge
before blowing out ― this prevents your candle from tunnelling
always keep the wick centred in the melt pool, and trim before lighting to 0.25" (a quarter of an inch)
the container warms very quickly it is a recommendation not to burn a candle longer than 3 hours, and
never leave a lit candle unattended
invest in a wick dipper, you dip the wick into melted wax after blowing out, this gives a smoke free
flame the next time you light the wick
never leave a lit candle alone unattended, and placed on a flat non-flammable surface and away
from the reach of children and pets
blow out if you see the flame get too high or if the flame is flickering constantly and there
are no obvious drafts
keep the wax pool clear of wick trimmings, matches and debris at all times
never use water to put out a flame from a candle with hot melted wax
never use a knife or sharp object for removing wax drippings, you could weaken the glass causing
it to crack, shatter or break
Quality and unique Fragrance
The fragrance are unique, the aroma is luxuriously in quality free from allergy causing industrial fragrance. And the fragrance
is strong, lasting.
Too many candles lose their fragrance if you don't burn them soon enough after a purchase. Candles from Mary Jean
stay potent for longer because of:
we pour the candles at a lower temperature, a little below 50° Celsius, and
we use a higher percentage of essential oils, no expense is spared
If you pour the essential oil blend into the wax at too high a temperature you will find that the top notes
are "burnt off" before the wax has had time to absorb the full essential oil fragrance, so the true fragrance
Genetic Modified Free Lifestyle
Good quality wax, we use a blend of Soy and Rapeseed free from a petroleum paraffin-based wax for your
best health and wellness. The wax blend is free of GM organism, having been sourced from the UK.
Essential oils are an aromatic distilled oil extracted from a single botanical plant source. Essential oils have been
utilised in fragrances, flavours and medicines for thousands of years. There are close to 400 or so essential oils
extracted from plants found from all over the world.
Popular oils used in aromatherapy today include Chamomile, Lavender, Rosemary and Tea Tree.
These natural plant oils are applied in a variety of ways, including:
reed or vapour diffusers
Many studies have shown that when they are applied to the skin or inhaled, essential oils are absorbed into
the bloodstream and metabolised in the body.
The powerful smell of aromatherapy oils can support relaxation and stress relief. Use for mood enhancement
and wellbeing, and supporting the immune system and circulatory health of your body.
Soy, Beeswax or Paraffin wax?
Which candle to buy based on the wax used often depends on two things. Either you want a natural eco-friendly, sustainably
made candle or a factory mass produced candle.
The wax used in candles falls into two categories. Paraffin and natural.
Paraffin is derived from petroleum, shale or coal. It burns faster than natural wax and is most commonly used as a
lower cost alternative. Then there is natural wax which may be Beeswax, Soy or Palm.
Soy wax is the most common and is derived from vegetable oil. It is slow burning, smokeless, non-toxic and all-natural.
The wax we use at Mary Jean® is a blend of 50% Soy and 50% Rapeseed. Other quality manufacturers may use Soy blended
with Coconut, or even 100% Coconut.
Your choice will reflect your lifestyle and budget. High quality, higher priced candles are free from allergy causing
toxins that are known to cause harm for you and loved ones.
Family pets as well are affected deeply by soot released from low quality wax.
How to stop soot forming on the candle?
If you see soot when the candle is lit, blow it out. Once cool, trim the wick a couple of millimetres before use. You
should aim for a wick of 5mm (or a quarter of an inch) at most before lighting.
How to stop the candle from tunnelling, burning unevenly?
The first burn is the most important as this is what the wax remembers. The first time you use a candle always
let the melt pool reach the containers edge. And a pool of a few millimetres at least before blowing out.
Avoid many short burns, burn for longer and less often to make the most of the burning potential of our Soy and
Rapeseed wax blend.
Where does the wax go when burning a candle?
When melted, the liquid wax is drawn up the wick by capillary action. The heat of the flame vaporises the liquid
wax turning it into a hot gas.
The gas rises and disperses into molecules of hydrogen and carbon.
How is the wax created, from the Soy plant?
Once harvested the bean is cleaned and split open, separating the husk. The bean is then rolled into
Under high pressure, natural oil is extracted from the flakes and then this liquid is hydrogenated. This
process converts some of the fatty acids in the oil from unsaturated to saturated fat.
The melting point of this fat is drastically altered leaving the fat solid at room temperature. Husk shells are
commonly used in animal feed or can be found in skincare products as an exfoliant.
I see smoke and soot from my natural Soy candle, why?
Unlike Paraffin wax, soy produces very little smoke and soot from burning. If you do notice any,
the reason could be a draft near by. Even though this wax is clean burning, any wax will smoke when exposed to
too much air.
Can I reuse the glass afterwards?
Once the wax has melted to within 10 millimetres at the bottom the candle has come to the end of its useful life.
Wash out the glass in hot soapy water. The wax is clean and environmentally friendly so don't worry about pollution.
Shop Home Fragrance
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The signature Home Seasons range offers a scent for every season. Unique and tantalisingly. Each is a reminiscence of a
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Hand poured in batches of no more than 64 pieces, and a burn time averaging 48 hours. I figure a Home Season candle
displayed elegantly for your personal space or as a centrepiece welcoming your diners, the candles have many functions.
Discover the buy guide to Home Seasons range for your home and family.
Aromatherapy grade essential oils resulting in an enhanced mood and feeling of wellbeing from
your ambient space. Enjoy a fragrance that brings clarity and peace of mind for all your family free
from industrial chemicals and petroleum waste.
Enjoy an awakening early in a new year as this spring esque fragrance has a tinge of floral notes of bergamot
and marjoram blended with a woody cedarwood ever present for your senses finished off with the romance of clary sage.
The blending of essential oils of clove and basil bring together a spicy sweetness playing on your senses with patchouli
and its intoxicating earthy aroma balanced with geranimum for a summers end.
Bring warmth into your home with a unique balance of herbal cardamom and cinnamon and clove all a little sweet but
truly spicy and a woody fragrance for autumn we ready our thoughts for life indoors with a hint of ginger.
An aromatic fragrance strong on the vetiver with clove and cinnamon for a sweetness resulting in an almost cool alpine
reminiscence and unexpectedly free of anything spicy with the geranium florals just noticeable.
Personal Self Care
The four seasons, each a quality homely fragrance welcoming you and loved ones home. Natural and pure
for your health and wellbeing, the best possible home decor addition to melt away daily stress.
Now is your time for peaceful relaxation.
Caring for your Reed Diffuser
Our natural oil reed diffusers will last for at least 8 weeks and often longer.
When you notice the fragrance is weakening, reverse the reeds every week to get the best possible enjoyment from your
diffuser. Always keep out of reach of children and pets and never ingest the natural
base diffuser oil.
Be aware that essential oils used in our reed diffusers if spilled, may damage furniture and fabrics, painted surfaces,
wood and plastic.
Unique blends of essential oils longingly play with your senses as each season rolls by, relax
because this is luxury home fragrance at it's finest.