Caring for your Candle

Wick trimming and Why:

If you find your wick is going out constantly, usually this is because the wick is lit or re-lit when it is too high or too low above the surface of the wax. Wood wicks have capillary flow which allows the right amount of fuel (wax) to draw upwards. If you have too much wick above the surface then the wood is finding it too hard to pull the wax upwards properly. Similarly if your wick is too short, it will clog.

The perfect height is 4.8mm - 6.4mm above the wax surface, so if you aim to trim your wick to 5mm before each burn, this should ensure a long lasting and even burn on your candle.


Other Candle Tips:

  • Make sure to gently remove off the ash or burnt wood along the top edge of the wick and then light as usual.
  • If you burn the candle for a lengthy period and the flame seems very small, it may be a build up of the ash, so you may need to carefully tap off any excess, then the flame should return to its normal optimal height.
  • Extinguish the candle when 1.5cm of wax is remaining (or when you see the clip start to show).
  • We highly encourage recycling, so you can re-purpose your glass container by washing the inside down with warm soaped water.
  • Do not burn the candle for more than 4 hours at any one time.
  • Read and follow the candle safety guidelines found on the bottom of your jar.
  • Please leave feedback on MALT & FIG webpage if you liked your product
  • Above all else... ENJOY!!! 

Caring for your Reed Diffuser

Reed Diffusers are a great alternative for homes or Offices that do not allow, or are not able to manage an open flame. They are a great way to add constant fragrance to your home or office. The diffuser reeds soak up the fragrance oil and disperse the scent into the air. They last until all the fragrance oil evaporates or the reeds become blocked.


Placement Tips:

Place your diffuser in a high traffic area where the fragrance will disperse throughout the room with air circulation. Another great spot is just inside the room near the door so you pick up the scent as you enter the room. In many cases, think of a diffuser as a bouquet of flowers - you'll smell the fragrance as you walk by, but it won't necessarily fill the room with fragrance.


Rotation of Reeds:

  • When you first open your diffuser bottle, you will need to unscrew your black cap, unravel your Rattan reeds and place them into your base.
  • Let the reeds sit in the oil for approximately 1 hour and then flip them. BE CAREFUL! The base is oily and may spill on the surface as you flip your reeds. This can remove lacquer on wooden surfaces, so be sure to clean this up immediately to prevent damage.
  • You should aim to flip your reeds once or twice a week or whenever you feel you need a new burst of fragrance. Be careful not too flip too much, as the more your turn them, the more of your product you are using up and the faster it will deplete.

Fragrance Dispersion Tips:

  • The wider the neck of your diffuser base the more fragrance can get out so the stronger it will be, however, the wider the neck, the faster you will use up your oil. The right diffuser bottle will be wide enough, but not so wide you only get a month out of your purchase! A good Reed diffuser should last you approximately 3-4 months.
  • The more reeds you use the stronger the fragrance throw, but again, the stronger the fragrance, the more oil you are using and the faster your diffuser will deplete. The recommended amount of reeds is anywhere from 6-10. We supply you 10 reeds with our diffusers and this will spread perfectly over a 4m x 4m space (give or take) - You can add all 10, or simply add 6 to start and work your way up. No... we didn't make a mistake in shipping the reeds.... We supply 3 large size and 7 small size, this is for 2 reasons... 1. we are different and don't want to be like everyone else, 2. this gives the best throw we have found and is easily changeable depending on how strong or weak you like your scents. If you find the fragrance too strong, just remove 1 or 2 of the reeds, if too weak, add 1 or 2 in.