Zero Waste From Our Virgin Coconut Oil
Here at Bouoli we pride ourselves on only selling well researched quality products. In such a saturated market our aim has always been to be the best. Not only is the quality of our virgin coconut oil of most importance but also what we can contribute to keeping our planet as healthy as possible. Like a lot of companies we have tried to keep up to date with what can be done, for example we no longer sell our coconut oil in plastic jars and as a rule any surplus coconut oil that we have gets used in various different ways, everything is recyclable.
Our latest project is Bouoli candles where we have taken our beloved virgin coconut oil and mixed it with an Eco friendly soy wax. Unlike most coconut candles where they tend to use more soy than coconut oil we have a mix ratio of 50% coconut oil and 50% soy wax which after a lot of testing and experimenting gives us the best quality candles and the longest burn time (80 plus hours to be precise) add to that the amazing coconutty smell and you have a wonderful eco friendly candle that not only looks good but smells fantastic as well.
To get the best out of your candles you should place on a flat surface and burn for at least two hours when you first light them. The first burn is the most important—the candle wax must pool to the edge on the initial burn. We always like to remind people that wax has memory, meaning that if your candle doesn’t burn to the edges, it will begin to tunnel and won’t burn evenly the next time. Also keeping the candle away from air streams like open AC vents, windows, or fans is crucial. If theres a draft it’ll make the flame burn the candle at an angle, leaving it lopsided.
Avoid placing your candles where they will be directly exposed to sunlight or harsh indoor lighting, such as a spotlight, You can remove dust and fingerprints from your candle by gently rubbing the surface with a piece of nylon or a soft cloth. The cloth can be dry or slightly dampened with water.
To extinguish flames we recommend using a candle snuffer. If a snuffer is not available, without blowing the flame, place the lid back on your candle as the lack of oxygen will extinguish the flame almost immediately also preventing your room from filling with smoke. When you are burning the candle, the lid can also be used as a little elevation for you to place the candle on top, protecting the surface of your tabletop.
Discontinue use of your candle when ½” of wax remains at the bottom of the jar. This will prevent possible heat damage to the counter/surface or container itself. The glass can get hot on the bottom as the flame nears the base of the jar and most of the wax has been consumed. By following these instructions, the glass will not get too hot. It is for this same reason that Bouoli Candles do not endorse the use of heating surfaces or “candle warmers.