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burn faq

How do I use burn?

Light the candle for 10–15 minutes to allow enough oil to form (and it’ll help set the mood). Once you blow out the candle, the melted oil is ready to use. Because it’s oil-based, the candle has a lower burning temperature and will be warm. You can either pour the oil directly onto the skin, or apply with your fingertips and massage it in. The light and silky texture will moisturize and absorb into the skin, and can be reapplied as desired. 

To extinguish your candle, gently blow out the flame and contain any smoke with the jar's lid. A wick snuffer works great, too. Never attempt to extinguish a candle using water.

What are the candle’s ingredients?

Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Cyclopentasiloxane, Tocopheryl Acetate, Parfum (Fragrance), Benzyl Benzoate, Hydroxycitronellal, Limonene, Linalool, Coumarin, Methyl Ionone Gamma, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Oil, Arnica Montana Flower Extract, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Vitamin E (Tocopherol). The candle does contain soy and wheat. 

What is the proper way to care for my candle?

Ensure the wick is trimmed down to 1/4” prior to each lighting, being careful to prevent wick trimmings from accumulating in the wax pool and allowing the candle to burn uniformly. Burn your candle within sight, keeping it away from objects that can catch fire. Never leave your candle unattended or within the reach of children and pets (the essential oil content of Burn can cause the wax to sweat).

To extinguish your candle, gently blow out the flame and contain any smoke with the jar's lid. A wick snuffer works great, as well. Never attempt to extinguish a candle using water.

What is the best way to apply the oil? 

Once you blow out the candle, the melted oil is ready to use. The oil requires no cooling due to the low melting point of the natural oils that make up burn. You can either pour the warm oil straight onto the skin, pour a small amount into your hand first, or dip and apply the candle oil with your fingertips. 

How long should I burn the candle for before I use it? 

For best results, we recommend letting the candle burn for 10–15 minutes, or until the top level of oil pools evenly and there is still solid candle oil underneath. Gently blow out the flame, and you’re ready to pour and apply the massage oil. 

Why does my candle smell smoky?

If you smell an excessively smoky scent, this is caused by excess wick trimmings or ash having fallen into the oil pool, and should be removed before next use.

How many massages will I be able to get from one candle?

The number of massages depends on so many different things: the amount of oil used per massage, the surface area you cover with the oil, whether you use burn as both an aromatic candle and as a massage oil, how you care for the wick, etc. Be sure to brush up on our candle care tips, which will help your candle last longer.

What are the fragrance notes?

Burn no. 1 is lightly scented with notes of amber, cedar leaf, clove, lemongrass, medjool date, and tonka bean. The candle’s melted oil can be used for massaging into the skin, or simply use the candle to infuse scent in the room.

Can you use the candle as a lube for intercourse? 

Do not use the massage candle oil as a lubricant. For lubricants which enhance the ease/comfort of intercourse and supplements the body's natural moisture/lubrication, try our shine organic and shine silicone lubricants.

Is it unsafe if the oil gets in my vagina? 

We don’t recommend using burn no. 1 oil for intercourse. That said, it is important to us that we make sure our product is as safe as possible—burn is vegan, phthalate-free, and contains mostly essential and natural oils. If it feels uncomfortable on any body part, wipe away with a towel.

Is the candle edible? 

Please do not consume the candle oil. 

Where is the candle made?

The candle is hand-poured by the master scent house Joya, in their Brooklyn-based design studio. 

What is the jar made out of? Is the jar recyclable? 

Burn no. 1 is hand-poured in a glass jar, and can be safely recycled after the oil is all gone. We’ve also found that it’s perfect size to be repurposed as a planter.

How long can I burn the candle? 

The continuous burn time is upwards of 12 hours for the 1 oz. candle, and upwards of 30 hours for the 4 oz. candle size. We do not recommend burning the candles that long, as trimmings are more likely to accumulate in the oil pool, and the candle is more likely to burn unevenly (making it difficult to use for the future sessions). Instead, we recommend burning the candle in 10–15 minute increments for optimal burn consistency.

Is the candle vegan or cruelty-free? 

Burn no. 1 is vegan and made with cruelty-free ingredients and processes.

Is the candle phthalate-free? 

Burn no. 1 is phthalate-free. 

Is the candle organic? 

While burn no. 1 contains natural and organic essential oils, they are not all certified organic. 

Is the candle a wax? 

Burn no. 1 is an oil-based candle with the main ingredient being jojoba oil, which has a lower burning temperature than wax.

How do I care for the wick? What is the wick made out of?

Taking good care of your wick is important. Every wick we use is 100% cotton, which means they can occasionally grow large (or mushroom-shaped), and the braid can become slightly loose. This often happens if the candle has been burning for a long period of time, if the candle is exposed to excessive drafts (e.g. by a window, fan or air conditioner), or if the wick isn’t trimmed before re-lighting. 

Trimming the wick is easy. While the candle is unlit and cool, just use a cloth or tissue to pull off the excess wick, and trim the wick down to 1/4” with scissors. This will also allow the flame to be smaller (helping the candle burn more evenly), and will help the candle last longer.

Are there any metals in the wick?

Every wick we use is made from 100% cotton with a lead-free, aluminum base.