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1. How long does a Baobab Collection candle burn for?

The following table indicates the approximate burn time for every size:

Max 10 60 Hours
Max 16 150 Hours
Max 24 400 Hours
Maxi Max 800 Hours

The above burning times are indicative only and can vary from one model to the other. The indicated burning time assumes a correct usage of the candle.

A candle with an already liquid wax gets used up faster than a candle with partially solid wax. For that reason, we recommend that you blow out your candle an hour after the wax has completely liquefied. This will allow it to last longer. 

2. How do I properly burn my Baobab Collection candle? 

In order to care for your Baobab Collection and get the most out of it, please consult the following instructions: 

Burning

The quality of our scented candles implies a specific burning protocol. During burning, it’s important to wait for the entire surface of the candle to liquefy before putting it out. This will prevent the formation of craters, which are both aesthetically displeasing and make future burning difficult. The first time you light your candle should be longer than the following times. Put aside some time so that the entire surface may liquefy. The length of this phase varies depending on the size of the candle: A max 10 takes about 3 to 4 hours, a max 16 between 5 and 6 hours, and a max 24 or a maxi max about 8 to 10 hours.

We also recommend that you blow out the candle an hour after the surface has liquefied. This will make the candle last longer since liquid wax evaporates quickly.

Make sure never to leave your candle unattended and not to expose it to sources of heat or wind. Exposing your candle to wind gusts will cause the flame to flicker and give off black smoke.

Also make sure never to burn your candle when it has one centimeter of wax left. Lighting your candle without sufficient wax can cause the glass to burst.

Care

In order to preserve the appearance and shelf life of your scented candle, it’s important to care for it once the flame has been put out. 

We encourage you to keep the instructions booklet that comes with your candle. In order to avoid the formation of soot, please trim the wicks regularly with a maximum height of 0.6cm and clean the interior surface of the glass with an alcohol-free cleaner. After each burning, reposition the wicks at the center if necessary.

You will find all recommended care products for your candle on the ACCESSORIES page.

In order to best care for and burn your Baobab Collection Candle, please consult our “Art of Burning” page, which highlights our security regulations.

3. How are the Baobab Collection candles and diffusers made?

Baobab Collection candles and interior scents bring together exceptional craftsmanship and high-quality raw materials.

Craftsmanship

A Baobab Collection Candle is one made by hand and with great care. Each candle is hand blown by master glass craftsmen with a unique ancestral knowledge. Every candle is therefore unique. The wax is then hand poured, and can require up to six successive layers and four days of labor.

Once the wax has been poured, the candles are carefully cleaned. They then receive their attributed label and black ribbon by hand and are packed in a Baobab Collection box. 

Raw materials

The Materials used are meticulously selected in order to create a scented candle of the highest quality.  All ingredients are sourced in Europe.

We use a high-quality wax, made in Germany. The glass is hand-blown in Poland, and the Egyptian cotton wicks are assembled in Germany. Our limited edition leather comes from Italy. Finally, all fragrances are developed by the greatest aroma facilities in Grasse and Switzerland.

 In order to find out more about our fabrication process, we invite you to visit our Our Craftmanship page. 

4. Are Baobab Collection candles rechargeable? 

Due to their artisanal fabrication, Baobab Collection candles are not rechargeable.

Since the glass is hand-blown, each container is unique. Each one’s size and shape varies. It is therefore impossible to create a recharge that can fit all candles. 

5. My candle doesn’t burn evenly, what should I do? 

It’s possible that your candle has been placed on an uneven surface. In that case, simply turn your candle. 

It’s also possible that your candle has been placed in a drafty area. In that case, either turn your candle or place it in an area less exposed to wind. 

It’s important that the surface of your candle always remain on an even surface in order to avoid the formation of holes that could drown the wicks. We therefore recommend that you do not put out your candle before the surface has entirely liquefied.

6. My candle’s flames are very small and the wicks look like they’re drowning. What should I do?

There are many potential reasons for this:

-  When the surface of the wax is almost entirely liquid, the flames sometimes shrink for 1 to 2 hours before the level of the candle evens out.

-   When there is only a few cm of wax left in your candle, less air can access the flame. Blow out your candle and re-light it at least fifteen minutes later. The flames will burn brighter.

7. My candle is giving off a lot of black smoke. What should I do? 

There are many potential reasons for this: 

The wicks are too long.

We recommend that you cut your wicks down to no longer than 0.6 cm, even if the candle is still burning.

The candle has been burning for too long.

Once the wax is entirely liquid, we recommend that you blow out your candle no later than an hour after this has occurred. Once the surface is liquid, the inner wax of the candle heats up and begins to evaporate very quickly. The candle is then unstable, causing the flame to burn irregularly. The more the flame moves, the more likely it is to give off soot.

The candle is exposed to winds.

This causes the flame to move and give off soot. In this case, either turn the candle or move it to a less exposed area.

The interior of the glass has never been cleaned.

In this case, the accumulated soot from previous burnings falls into the wax and heats up. This blend of soot and wax creates black smoke. It is therefore recommended that you regularly clean your candle with a rag and alcohol-free cleaner (never use an alcohol-based product to clean your candle.)

The candle does not have enough room.

All candles give off a bit of soot. A Maxi Max with 7 wicks is rather high. It therefore requires a considerable ceiling height for the smoke to disperse. Candles of this size are recommended for large spaces.

8. How do I use the Baobab Collection diffuser? 

The Baobab Collection diffusers are very popular, especially in environments where there is ambivalence about lighting candles, like in rooms or bathrooms. 

The Baobab Collection diffusers contain 500 ml of perfume and are rechargeable. They are shipped with a separate box containing the rattan reeds, either natural or black.

Use

Once the bottle has been removed from its container, twist off the black cap and remove the airtight seal. Reseal the black cap and remove the patch in order to slide in the reeds.

We recommend that you flip the reeds once a week so as to make sure that the scent is consistently being diffused.

The shelf life of a diffuser is at least 5 months. Its ability to last will depend on how often the reeds are flipped, the temperature of the room, and the time of year. Please note that the first half of the diffuser will be used up more quickly since the reeds need to become saturated with liquid in order to diffuse the fragrance.

We recommend not flipping the reeds over a fragile piece of furniture so as not to splash any of the liquid. Make sure to regularly clean the outside of your diffuser, wiping out any perfume that might drip down and stain your furniture.

In order to avoid a circular stain on your furniture from the base of the diffuser, we suggest that you purchase a small base on which to place it, available in our stores and points of sale.

The diffusers should not be handled by children or left near a source of heat (flame or kitchen stove.)

9. How do I use a Baobab Collection refill?

The refills contain 500 ml of diffuser liquid and are delivered with a separate set of reeds.

It is important to pour the entire refill into the diffuser in order to preserve the fragrance and protect the liquid from the detrimental effects of UV rays.

The shelf life of the refill is identical to that of the diffuser.

When pouring the refill, make sure never to let the diffuser overflow, since it could damage some diffuser containers and your furniture.

The diffuser refills should not be handled by children or left near a source of heat (flame or kitchen stove.) 

10. Are the Baobab Collection lighters under warranty?

Our lighters are under a 2-year warranty. To activate your warranty, please log in to your account or create one. Once on your My Account page you will be able to register your lighter on the My Warranties page.

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