Updated: Nov 11, 2019
It’s finally Friday! That means hubs is coming back home from a business trip (yay!!) and that I’ve still got melts to make! Before I really start my day, let’s talk curing times. Curing a #soywax candle means that after it's poured, you let it sit for a while to get a better (stronger) fragrance from it. From what I can tell, whether or not to let #soycandles cure before lighting them is a hotly debated issue. One side says that soy doesn't need to cure for long (if at all), while the other insists the longer the better. I've seen people who say they're making their soy candles now to sell in the Spring!
Part of the reason we include the "poured on" date on our labels is so that you can burn or let it cure on your own. We cure ours for a week before selling, but still have some that are coming up on a month old. I've noticed a stronger fragrance with my test candles over the time that I've been burning them, but not so significant that I can say curing is a MUST. Everyone's nose is different. Everyone's smell sensitivity is different. We will adhere to a one week curing time as a "just in case" since our tests went pretty well. For the record, when you purchase an In The Air #candle, you'll always get the longest cured candle of that fragrance.