FAQs

  1. Are Bhava Co's products vegan friendly?
  • Our products are not tested on animals, are free from Parabens and contain no animal by-products and can be considered as vegan friendly.
  1. How long will a Bhava candle burn for?
  • The Muse Collection candle moulds will burn up to 2-4 hours and should be lit on a large heat-safe plate on a flat surface and not near any window or draft.
  • Our 270g candles burn for up to 30 hours.
  • Our double wick 260g candles burn for up to 25 hours.
  • Although we always aim to create our candles so that they are long lasting and give a beautiful scent throw, we cannot always guarantee all products whether the same or not will burn for equal amounts of hours as burn times have many variables. These include the maintenance of the candle (whether wicks are being properly trimmed and are centred), the length of each continuous burn time (a longer burn that results in a deeper melted wax pool has the tendency to evaporate faster), candle placement (air-conditioned and drafty areas may effect burn times) and the age of the candle. To get the most out of your candles we always advise that you follow the enclosed burning instructions.
  1. Why is the surface of my candle rough/bumpy after I burn it?
  • We wanted to create our candles as natural as possible and therefore a rough, bumpy or uneven surface after a burn is a bi-product of 100% natural soy and means there are no nasties in your candle, yay! This does not effect the performance or scent throw of your candle at all.
  1. Do I need to trim my candle wicks?
  • Yes. As a candle's wax level drops the wick inevitably gets longer. We recommend that you  trim the wick to 7mm and ensure they're upright prior to every burn.
  1. Why are some fragrances stronger than others?
  • Fragrances and how we perceive them can vary accordingly to many different factors, the fragrance style and how the perfumer constructs the fragrance, including the fragrance notes used and their concentration. Our mood, level of alertness or the environment in which we smell them also play a big part in how we experience a fragrance. A fragrance we smell in the morning at 9am may be perceived differently between 1pm and 3pm, when our body’s circadian rhythm is at its most sleepy. This is why we often crave coffee and sugar at this time for a pick me up, as our body’s internal clock and senses slow down. Perfumers will always evaluate fragrances before midday for this reason.
  • Some fragrances act like a cloud, building over time in a room and lingering, these are often more powdery, feminine fragrances, that use musk or light sugared candy notes - they act like a beautiful scenic backdrop. Whilst other fragrances have concentrations of strong, punchy fragrance notes, these vivacious fragrances are lively and outgoing, they demand your attention; fragrances with caramel, citrus and tropical fruity notes fall into this family.
  1. Why do I need to burn my candle for 1 hour and no longer than 4 hours?
  • Candles need to burn for at least 1 hour so that the candle can reach a full melt pool (melted wax reaches all sides of the candle. This is because you may not know it but a candle has a memory. If the wax does reach the edge of the candle tunnelling will occur and un-melted wax will be left on the sides of the jar as it duplicates previous burns.
  • This may reduce the overall fragrance throw and eventually may drown the wicks so the candle will not stay alight. If you burn for longer than four hours, the candle wick can become quite long and may fall onto the side of the glass, or heat the glass up.
  1. Why do you say to stop burning when there is 10mm of wax left?
  • We ask that you stop burning your candle at the 10mm wax mark as lower than this there may not be enough wax left in the candle to absorb the heat of the flame, which can lead the glass to becoming very hot and/or cracking.

 

  1. Why is there a black residue forming around the rim of my candle jar?
  • This is due to improper maintenance of your candle. Not trimming the wicks to 5mm prior to every burn or if the candle has been burning for 2 or more continuous hours, only then will the candle stop emitting carbon - the black residue. If there is black residue on the glass of your candle jar, use a dry piece of paper towel and wipe clean.