CANDLE CARE TIPS

We love the feeling of unwrapping a new luxury-scented candle, followed by that magical moment when the flame first flickers and fragrance fills the room. Like you, we’re always excited to simply light and enjoy, however before you do, follow these easy steps to guarantee the very best luxury candle experience, time after time:

  • Our MIXMY luxury scented Primary Candles are handmade using the best quality fragrance ingredients blended within a unique vegetable wax recipe to ensure a clean and even burn.  Due to the composition of the natural wax blend, you may find that small holes appear in the wax once it cools. This is completely normal and will not affect the fragrance diffusion or performance.
  • When burning your scented candle for the first time, allow to burn until the surface wax melts completely. This is important, as it will prevent the wax from tunnelling on future burns.
  • Each usage thereafter, to reach the best diffusion of scent, burn your scented candle long enough for all the surface wax to become liquid, usually between two and three hours, no more than four. Note that burning for any longer will not increase the strength of the fragrance.
  • Refills only – if after blowing out the flame, the wick has moved, simply re-centre while the wax is still liquid.
  • Before relighting your scented candle, always trim the wick to around 5mm, carefully removing the ‘mushroom’ end if there is one. This will avoid unnecessary smoke and help prevent soot from appearing on the inside of the candle glass.
  • Using a candle snuffer to extinguish your scented candle will help prevent the blackened end of the wick from falling into the liquid wax and discolouring it.
  • Always burn on a level, heat-resistant surface.

Watch our ‘How-to-use’ video at the bottom of this page

Primary Candle Refills

Once you’ve experienced and enjoyed your MIXMY scented Primary Candle, read how to prepare the glass for reuse with a Primary Candle Refill here

Get Ready to Refill

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Are you as over this cold, wet Spring weather as much as we are?!
Try combining 1. SOFT / FLORAL with 3. CITRUS / OCEANIC and let the delicate floral notes combine with the sun-soaked citrus and refreshing fir needle and sea salt accords to create the Scent Destination™ of #SunBathedMediterraneanTerrace. 
We can’t guarantee to transport you in person, but close your eyes, take in the aroma and you’re there… on a sun-baked terrace beneath a cloudless azure sky as soft, floral notes linger on the gentle sea breeze.

Combine to create | Your journey of scent discovery begins here
Starting the day with 3. CITRUS / OCEANIC for a morning boost.
 
It’s also the perfect kitchen candle fragrance as the bright, refreshing scent replaces kitchen smells. 
 
Change the mood by playing around with different pairs of MIXMY candles. 
This evening, I’m adding 5. WOOD / SMOULDER to number 3 to create the beautifully mellow Scent Destination™ of #DuskOnTheAmalfiCoast.

MIXMY | Combine to create
I’m generally quite a private person, but as MIXMY grows, I feel I should step out from behind the brand (and out of my comfort zone 😬).
So I’m going to start by sharing a little about myself.

I’m Vicky, Founder of MIXMY.

I’ve spent my career specialising in product development and marketing for incredible beauty and home fragrance brands, including Elemis, Shiseido and NEOM Organics.

I went to Newcastle University to study Agri-Business Management & Marketing, and despite being a dairy farmer’s daughter, I chose to make a career out of anti-ageing cream rather than double cream!

My first product development role was for a global beauty brand based in Sydney, where I lived for a number of years. It was there I met my husband. We moved to London, and eventually North Yorkshire where we now live with our two children and three Jack Russells.

I can’t sit still. My idea of relaxation is doing, so on holiday it’s very rarely you’ll see me sat by a pool. I’ll take a ski holiday over a sun holiday any day.

My mum can make anything. When I was growing up, she liked to make clothes for my two sisters and I.

She liked to try out different techniques, so when I wasn’t sporting one of her batwing jumpers, I was often dressed in Victorian-style smocked dresses and Elizabethan ruffs 😱. The memory still haunts me 😂.

I’ve recently discovered Bahlsen Choco Leibniz Chunky Mint Chocolate Biscuits (a name that doesn’t roll off the tongue that easily!) - trust me, they are AMAZING!

To the amusement of those close to me, ‘I Am The One and Only’ by Chesney Hawkes will always get me on the dance floor.
xxx