How to Feed a Pheylonian Beeswax Candle?
Feeding a beeswax candle is a wonderful feature of every Pheylonian candle product that has our natural fibre (brown) wick. The natural plant fibre wicks used in all Pheylonian pillar candles and some glass filled candles are unique in the fact that they work more like a lantern wick than like a regular candle wick.
Pheylonian wicking allows you to feed' your candles leftover wax from previous candles. We have told people to do this forever and have hence created the need for a new Pheylonian product ~ Phillin's, which are bits of wax in 1/4, 1/2 and 1 lb. bags. Our dedicated customers have demanded this as they claim to run out of scraps and have realized the value of feeding their candles and extending the candles life.
Suggestions for Using Phillin's
Phillin's are best used on TL (Temple Lite 3.5) and EF (Eternal Flame 4.5) candles. The Smooth or Bee combed pillars of the same 3 and 4 diameter are also great candles to feed. Phillin's can also be used to line the edge of the pool to prohibit the wax from leaking out (as pictured).
The TRP (Triple Wick Rheatohrs) are awesome for feeding - except the TRP13.
Orbs 4 and over are also wonderful to fill. I have burned many an orb into a lovely hollow shell about 2/3rd down. From this point on you can feed the pool and enjoy the lantern effect.
How to Clean and Consolidate Your Wax Scraps for Reuse
When you find you have a lot of wax hanging around, there is a very simple way to process it so you can use it easily.
Get a large soup or juice can for your melting wax. Place wax to 2/3 the height of the can and set the can into another pot with 2-3 inches of water. Bring water to a boil and reduce the flame to a simmer. Let wax melt into liquid state, remove from hot water and let set for 5 minutes. Prepare an area with a good layer of newsprint and a hot plate. You will need an old cookie tray lines with aluminum foil, an old hot mitt, an old wire strainer and a new J-cloth. Line the strainer with the J-cloth (double). Pour the liquid wax through the J-cloth screen into the aluminum foiled cookie tray. A light oiling of the foil allows the wax to release easily. When it solidifies, simply break it into pieces to be used as you see fit. You can also pour the wax in long noodles which are easier to work with then a whole sheet.
An old glass coffee pot from an automatic coffee maker is a great standard tool for wax melting. You can usually pick them up for a dollar or two at a second hand shop. Keep this just for wax melting and when you need to,,, fill it with wax and put it on your coffee warmer. When melted, pour through strainer into tray.
Do not leave melting wax unattended.
Never leave a burning candle unattended.