Wild Basil and Cucumber Wine Bottle Candle
Clean, fresh and invigorating, just like a cooling summer cocktail. The perfect fragrance to enliven the senses and fill the room with an energy boost. The fusion of clean cucumber and aromatic wild basil displays hints of grapefruit, coriander and melon.
Mojo Candle Co. was born from a love of luxurious design combined with a passion for the planet. We believe that you don’t have to sacrifice style to live a sustainable life.
Our process is simple and artisanal, ensuring that every candle is wonderfully unique.
Indulge your senses with our modern, glamorous and eco-friendly range - the perfect way to slow down and relax.
- Made from Reclaimed Wine Bottles collected from the bars and cafes of the Sydney's Inner West and the wineries and breweries of the Southern Highlands
- All bottles are hand-cut, sanded and polished.
- Hand-poured in small batches with 100% natural soy wax & beautifully-scented premium-grade fragrance oils in Bowral in the Southern Highlands.
- Cork Topper to keep your candle dust free when not in use (not to put the candle out).
Things to note: These candles are made from wine bottles which may have a domed base. This means the bottom of the wick ends a few centimetres higher than the bottom of the vessel.
HOW TO PROPERLY CARE FOR YOUR CANDLE - CANDLE CARE TIPS
The Important First Burn
The first burn plays a huge part in caring for your candle. When lighting your Mojo candle for the first time, allow the wax to melt all the way to the edges of the container. This creates what is called a wax "pool." This pool helps to prevent tunnelling and promotes an even burn each time you light the candle and ensures the best scent throw.
Prevent "Mushroom" Wicks!
Trim your wick regularly. A mushroom shape at the top of a wick can sometimes form as a result of carbon build up, where the flame consumes more wax than it can burn. We recommend removing these mushrooms and keeping your wick to a 5mm length before burning at all times. This encourages a more even burn and a steady flame each time you light your Mojo candle. Make sure to always allow the candle to cool before trimming. Using wick trimmers will provide the best results.
Avoid Blowing Out Your Candle
It seems unusual but you should never blow out your Mojo candle! This can cause wax to spray onto your skin or table, smoke to fill the room, the container to crack or soot to form around the edge of the container. Use a candle snuffer or candle tweezers to extinguish the flame. You can either put the candle out but simply squeezing the flame with the candle tweezers or by gently dipping the wick into the melted wax.
Don't Cry Over Spilt Wax!
There's no need to fret if you accidentally spill some candle wax. The cleaning process is simple. Make sure that you leave the wax to cool and harden before trying to remove it from a surface. Once hardened, cover the wax with newspaper, paper towel or brown craft paper. Lightly press down onto the paper with an iron on a low heat. The spilt wax will then melt and be absorbed into the paper.
When To Stop Burning
We recommend a maximum time of 4 hours for each burn. It's also a good rule of thumb to stop burning your Mojo candle once the wax falls below approximately 3cm from the bottom of the vessel. Burning with only a small amount of wax remaining can cause the base of the glass container to overheat. To avoid cracks or any damage to the surface surrounding the candle, we recommend discontinuing use at this point.
Correct Storage Of Your Candle
To protect your candle from fading or discolouration, we recommend always storing it in a cool, dry place and away from direct sunlight. This doesn't effect the burning of the candle, but can sometimes cause the creamy colour to turn yellow.