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What is the Wax Luminary made of?

Our Wax Luminaries (Wax Shells) are made of the highest quality, imported, fully refined paraffin waxes.

The shells are coated with a secret blend of waxes and additives to create our signature chalky, matt white finish.

The patterns are then handcarved through the chalk wax into the translucent wax shell.

 

How long will it last? Will it melt?

The Wax Luminary may be enjoyed for many years provided its kept out of direct sunlight, and heated rooms 35°C+.

Always ensure the candles you use are the right size for your Wax Luminary.

Ensure the flames burn centre, and away from the sides.

When the Wax Luminary is lifted whilst lit, the candles may move to the sides. Reposition to centre before proceeding.

It is advisable to burn candles for 4 hours or less at a time. When the sides appear shiny or wet, its normally a sign the Wax Luminary is getting too hot and is about to melt.

PLEASE NOTE: Any candle on the market will melt if left outside in the heat.

 

What candles can be used on the inside of the Wax Luminary?

An information leaflet is enclosed with each product.

The Medium Range (Round, Cylinder and Cube)

Use tealight candles, and a small candles not exceeding 50mm in diameter.

These candle options backlight the translucent handcarved patterns the best way.

PLEASE NOTE: Candles larger than 5cm diameter will melt the sides of your Wax Luminary.

 

The Small Range (Round, Cylinder and Cube)

Use tealight candles ONLY.

 

How do I use Tealight Candles in the Wax Luminary

A resin disc is embedded into the base of each Wax Luminary. When using a tealight candle, place it directly on top of the resin disc, as centre as possible, and light.

How do I use Small Candles in the Wax Luminary

A sachet of salt is included with each Medium Wax Luminary. It’s advisable to cover the base with it before using the small candle provided.

TIP: You may use dry sago (a smaller version of tapioca, for those not familiar with the product) tapioca, or white rice as replacement options. You may even cover the base with a shallow pool of water.  These options prevent candles, or molten wax from burning or sticking to the base. Ensure the base of your Wax Luminary is well covered, and that the bottom of the pillar candle, when almost burnt out, can’t come into contact with the base.

 

TIP: It’s advisable to always burn candles for 4 Hours at a time.

 

How do I clean the Wax Luminary?

Wet a soft sponge with water, add a bit of Handy Andy (A non-abrasive ammonia cream cleaner in South Africa) and make it soapy until a thick lather is created. Gently sponge the surface, inside and out, until all dirt is removed. Rinse well with cold water, and leave to dry.

 

Impurities or marks can be removed with a soft cloth and a bit of paraffin. Regular cleaning with paraffin is not recommended as it may ruin the surface.

 

A few benefits of using a Wax Luminary?

The wax shell is reusable

It makes a small candle look bigger.

Once a candle starts burning, it looses its shape. It sometimes melts through the sides, creates a mess, and this can look ugly.

A wax luminary allows you to enjoy your candles without the need to pack them away.

 

Do I need to put the Wax Luminary on a Glass Candle Plate?

Its mainly for aesthetic purposes and not a requirement. The Medium Round ones with glass beadwork inlays looks exceptionally beautiful on a clear glass candle plate.

 

It is however recommended if you are concerned it may harm precious surfaces, i.e. unsealed stone tops. Some surfaces may absorb wax oils when exposed to waxes warmed to certain temperatures.

 

Do the Wax Luminaries travel well?

There has been no negative feedback regarding damaged items to date.

Returning customers who have taken our Wax Luminaries abroad have confirmed it arrived safely, beautifully, and in one piece.

 

Great care is taken with the packaging of each item.

The Medium Range of Wax Luminaries are all wrapped in 2 sheets of tissue paper, 1 sheet of bubblewrap and a sheet of Kraft paper. The boxes used provide 4 layers of fluting on each side. A base platform provides additional cushioning, and the layers of tissue and bubblewrap forms a safety barrier for the top, and the kraft paper for the bottom.

The Small Range of Wax Luminaries are all wrapped in  2 sheets of tissue paper, 1 sheet of bubblewrap and a sheet of Kraft paper. The boxes used provide 1 layer of fluting on each side. The layers of tissue, bubblewrap and kraft forms a safety barrier for the top and bottom.

 

What is included with the Wax Luminaries?

 

The Medium Range (Round, Cylinder and Cube) comes standard with a tealight candle, a sachet of coarse salt and a small candle (50x35mm)  These candle options backlight the translucent handcarved patterns the best way. PLEASE NOTE: Candles larger than 5cm diameter will melt the sides of your Wax Luminary.

 

A resin disc is embedded into the base of each wax luminary. When using a tealight candle, place it directly on top of the disc, and as centre as possible, and light.

 

Coarse Salt  It’s advisable to cover the base with it before using the small candle provided. PLEASE NOTE: You may use sago, tapioca, white rice, or a bit of water as replacement options. It prevents the candle, or molten wax from burning or sticking to the base. Ensure the base of your Wax Luminary is well covered, and that the bottom of the pillar candle, once burnt out, can’t come into contact with the base.

 

TIP: It’s advisable to burn candles for 4 Hours at a time.