Candles are the perfect way to uplift and fill any room with vibrant scents and are often used to create ambiance within your homes. For many people, Candles have always been an essential part of their living spaces, but have you ever wondered how your candle is made before it makes its way to its forever home? Well, if you have, keep reading to find out!
The wick is one of the core parts to your candles and is one of the first steps that is taken! The wick is glued down to the bottom of the jar and a tool called a Jig, is used to ensure your wick is perfectly central. We carefully select the correct wick based on dimensions of the candle, making sure the wick perfectly suits the candles size and shape. We also use an ECO wick which is a blend of cotton and specially treated paper filaments. We have chosen to use cotton as it reduces afterglow and creates a consistent burn. We believe that with the right application of the wick, your candle will provide top quality burning for your home.
The wax is where all the magical aromas that float through your home come from. We ensure that the wax to fragrance ratio is perfectly measured out to ensure you can get the maximum scents from your candle. A blend of paraffin wax and soya wax is used in our James & Co candles, as we feel this wax provides a luxury finish and burn. The wax and fragrance is consistently kept at a temperature of 75 degrees to create a smooth wax, ready for pouring.
Pouring your candles
Did you know there are two pours before your candle is complete? We first fill the candles to 80%, the wax then contracts as it sets which can sometimes create a “dip” as the wax begins to cool. Once this wax has cooled, we then pour the remaining Wax into the dip to balance the candle wax weight and level off the wax. This ensures that your candles are smooth and balanced.
The final steps
Once your candle has been poured and left to set, they are then labelled and boxed up carefully in our gorgeous James & Co packaging. We ensure to take lots of care when hand labelling your candles, so we can be certain your candles will have a top-quality feel and look to them. They are then ready for our customers to love and care for! If you want to know how to care for your new candle, check out our Blog (How to care for your candle).