Soap curing time: 4-6 weeks
Einnim handcrafted soaps are safe to use after a few days of curing. However, for best results, we recommend letting your soap cure for 4-6 weeks (from Batch Date) in a cool, dry place with good airflow. Excess water will evaporate, which creates harder and milder bars that last longer in the shower.
Soap making: Cold process
Cold process soap making is the act of combining hard and soft oils with sodium hydroxide lye which then causes a chemical reaction called saponification.
*It is important to note that bar soap cannot be created without the inclusion of lye and any claims that this ingredient is not included are false.
Once the saponification process is complete, there are no remains of lye which then causes the mixture to form a light, medium, or thick trace allowing the mixture to be poured into its mold to begin the soap curing process (see above).
Einnim uses premium ingredients for their soaps. All soaps are palm-free--not only to help prevent deforestation, but to save the wild orangutan population as well. Because palm oil is not used in our recipes, substitutions are made with high-quality oils that will provide a better experience for all skin types (especially sensitive skin).
Why did we choose to move to Cold Process soaps? In an effort to have full control over our recipes, we decided that it was the best move for us.
Growing up in a family with TONS of skin sensitivities, being immunocompromised myself, and having a nephew who has suffered from severe eczema from a very young age, Einnim made it a goal to create recipes that selfishly, our family could use!
A variation of the bastille soap (approx. 70% olive oil, 6% coconut oil, and palm-free), our recipes are near and dear to our hearts.
How to prevent candle tunneling
The first time you light your candle don't forget to trim your wick to 1/4 in. with a wick trimmer or nail clippers.
Let the candle burn long enough to form a liquid wax along the top. So if your candle is 3" wide, let it burn for at least 3 hours.
After the first burn, try to light your candle for as often as you can to keep the previously formed wide opening and prevent tunneling later on.
Never blow out your candle. Use a candle snuffer or create a thimble-shaped cone using a piece of foil.
If you can, always keep your candle covered after burning to protect it from dust and to preserve the wax and scent throw.
Pro tip: If you purchased a custom EINNIM candle, allow it to sit for 1+ week after delivery, for a stronger cold and hot throw.
Candle making process
All Einnim soy wax candles are made with premium essential oils and soy wax in an effort to make sure that your candles are pure with a beautiful cold and hot throw.
Soy wax, essential oils, and components have been sourced from the most reputable wholesale companies available. If you order a custom candle, your candle will be made day of purchase.
There is a science to curating the perfect candle. To ensure that the essential oils combine accurately with the soy wax, they must to be added at the right temperature. If you plan to make your own soy wax candles at home,125-180 degrees is the perfect starting point!
We can't express enough the importance of letting your Einnim candle cure for 1-2 weeks, covered, to allow the essential oils to breathe and smell even stronger as the time progresses.
How to fix your wick
If your candle won't stay lit, it's often because the flame is drowning in its own wax pool. The flame of your candle is constantly working to pull the wax up through the wick. If the candle wick is not trimmed to the proper length (1/4 in), the wax can't make it to the flame and the flame disappears.
If your wick is too short, simply melt the wax around the wick with a heat gun, lighter, or matches. Once you've achieved an even liquid pool, dab the excess wax out with a paper towel.
Pro tip: Place a foil dome around the rim of your vessel to help your flame get back to its desired height.
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