How can I care for my candle?

Like all special things, candles require care. Following these instructions will allow you to make the most of your candle experience!
Candle care instructions:
1. Always trim the wick to 4mm before lighting (the golden rule!). No candle wick trimmer? No problem. A nail clipper should also do the trick!
2. Allow the wax to melt to the edges of the jar before lighting out the candles. This prevents tunnelling and will also allow you to maximise the scent!
3. Never leave a candle burning unattended or near drafts and anything flammable.
4. Stop burning your candle when 10mm of the wax remains.
5. Light out your candle using a snuffer

How can I fix a tunnelled candle?

Candle tunnelling happens when a candle burns down its center, leaving a ring of solid wax around the outer edges. This happens when the candle doesn't have enough time to fully melt to the sides, typically around 2 hours. The remaining wax prevents the candle from achieving its maximum burn time, and the wick becomes harder to light, eventually getting overwhelmed by the melting wax.

Fortunately, there are several measures you can take to promote an even and efficient burn, minimising leftover wax. One effective approach involves using aluminum foil:

1) Start by lighting your candle. Then, create a hole in a piece of aluminum foil and position it over the top of the candle. This helps it to retain the heat and allows it to melt the hard wax rim along the sides. 

2) While keeping a close eye on the candle, let it sit for 1-2 hours. Check on it every half hour, and eventually, you'll achieve an even melted wax pool. Take caution when removing the foil as it will be hot!

3) If there's excessive liquid wax that has now submerged the wick, use a tissue paper to absorb the extra wax (when the candle is unlit) and level out the wax surface.

How is Wick Guru eco-friendly?
Sustainability is at the core of what we do! Our candles use 100% natural soy wax (yay, no paraffin!), lead free cotton wicks and non-toxic fragrances which are phthalate and paraben free. Our packaging boxes and thank you cards are all plastic free, recyclable and biodegradable. The packing peanuts we use are plant-based, biodegradable and made of organic starch (they decompose in water within minutes!). On top of that, we donate 5% of profits to provide solar lights to developing countries. This is to help replace the use of kerosene lamps which are more harmful to the environment than carbon dioxide (you can read more about it here).

We are always working to improve our sustainability efforts, so we we welcome any suggestions you may have. :)

Do you do wholesale or custom orders?

Feel free to email us to discuss custom orders - we would be happy to help! We are also open to accepting wholesale orders from retailers that align with our brand. Please reach out to us at hello@wickguru.com and provide us with your details.

Oh no! I put the wrong shipping address?

In the event that an order is shipped with a missing or incorrect address, the customer will be responsible for the shipping fee + return fee. This fee covers the expenses incurred by our shipping partner for handling the returned package. If you decide that you no longer want the order, we can issue a store credit for the total amount, excluding the original shipping fee. It is important to note that, as a small business, we are unable to absorb these costs. We greatly appreciate your understanding in this matter.

If your order has not yet been shipped and you notice an issue with the address, please contact us immediately via email, and we will do our best to fix the situation before the order is dispatched!

How long does shipping take?
Typically items are shipped with 2nd class delivery meaning it should arrive with 2-3 working days. If you need faster shipping (i.e. next day delivery) then you can select that as an option at checkout. 

What is the refund policy?
Due to the nature of our products, used candles cannot be returned or refunded. However, we will replace or refund products damaged during shipment if photographic proof of damage is submitted to hello@wickguru.com within 1 week of arrival.
Any other questions?
We'd be happy to help you - just email hello@wickguru.com and will aim to respond within 48 hours.