Minor Care Instructions

Candle Care

We hope you enjoy our natural kitchen candles, please read the below safety tips and care instructions to get the most out of your candles.

General candle safety tips

-Place candles in an upright position on a level surface
-Always place your candle on an appropriate protected, heat-resistant surface
-Burn candle out of reach of children and pets
-Burn candles in a well-ventilated room
-Do not burn candles on or near anything that can catch fire
-Do not place candles in a draught
-Never leave a burning candle unattended
-Always leave at least 10cm between burning candles
-Keep the wax pool clear and clear of matches and other debris to avoid flaring
-Do not place candles near a source of heat
-Do not move a burning candle
-The jar may become hot. Handle carefully
-Never use liquid to extinguish
-Always snuff out the candle. Do not blow it out
-Do not burn the candle for more than 4 hours at a time

    Candle care burning instructions

    -Trim wick to about 0.5 cm before lighting (we have pre-trimmed the wick so for the first lighting there is no need to trim). As we fill our jars to the top, for the first burn please put the wick in an upright position before lighting.
    -For the first few burn times we recommend burning between 3-4 hours (at the beginning the heat of the flame is going out of the top of the candle so it burns slower). This will allow the wax to melt to the outer edges of the jar and will ensure an even burn for the rest of your candles burn times (and avoids tunnelling)
    -After the first few burn cycles when your flame is contained in the jar, we recommend burn times of between 2-4 hours. Always trim your wick to 0.5cm before re-lighting your candle.
    -Don’t worry if there is a little wax left on the side of the jar after the first few burn cycles, as the candle burns down and the flame is contained in the jar the retained heat will melt off any wax left.
    -To get the most out of your candle please make sure your wick is kept centred, sometimes the wick can burn at an angle. Use a small metal object (like a clean knife or bent paperclip) to straighten and re-centre the wick and flame, to create an even burn pool. 
    -Please ensure the candle is placed on a heat-resistant surface, you can also sit the candle on the lid of the weck jar as an extra protective layer.
    -Do not relight the candle when there is less than 0.5cm left.
    -Lastly, enjoy! We hope you love the candles as much as we do and please contact us at info@minorgoods.com if you have any further questions.
      Wood Care

      Treat your wood products with our natural 'food-safe' wood butter, made from natural beeswax, coconut oil and essential lemon Oil. The oil conditions the wood whilst the beeswax provides a protective barrier against moisture, and the lemon helps deodorise stale food smells.

      Use as needed, whenever the wood seems dry, but at least once a month to maintain the surface.

      Treatment instructions: 

      1) Make sure your wood product is completely clean and dry. 
      2) Apply small amounts using a dry cloth / paper towel / your hands, rub evenly onto the surface, with the grain of the wood, until the wood will absorb no more. Let it sit for a few hours or overnight. 
      3) Wipe and buff any excess off with a clean dry cloth, until you have a smooth sheen. If your wood is particularly dry you may need to repeat this process a couple of times.
      4) Stand back and admire a beautiful soft sheen, your woods natural markings will look enhanced, and tired surfaces will look healthy again!

        Please wash your hands thoroughly after use (to remove any excess butter). When applied with your hands, the butter will leave your hands super smooth, with a lovely natural coconut lemon honey scent.

        Weck Jar Care

        Wood Butter - After you have used all the wood butter, wipe up any excess with a paper towel until there is no butter residue left. Then wash with hot soapy water and rinse (the labels come off easily at this stage). If you are storing food in your weck jars we recommend sterilising your jars. 

        Kitchen Candles - When you are ready to clean out your candle, use a clean dry knife to remove any wax left at the bottom and remove the metal wick stabiliser and the stickers. To remove all the wax we recommend either heating the jar on a low heat in the microwave for 30-60 seconds, or in the oven on the lowest heat for 5-10 minutes. Once the leftover wax has melted you can wipe up with a paper towel until there is no wax residue left but please be careful as the glass jars will be hot so please hold the jar with an oven glove. Leave the jar to cool, then wash with hot soapy water and rinse .If you are storing food in your weck jars we recommend sterilising your jars. 

        Sterilising your jarsPlace your rinsed jars and lids on a baking sheet (but not the rubber seals or metal clips). Heat your oven to 120 / 100°C (fan) and put your jars in the oven to dry out completely for about 20 mins. The rubber seals can be sterilised in simmering hot water, for about 10 mins.

        Denim Care

        We recommend you wash your denim as little as possible to maintain the deep Indigo colour. If you just have small stains, these can be removed with a little spot cleaning.

        Spot cleaning - Ideally wipe any excess stuff from the denim as soon as it happens, so it does not stain too deeply (things like chilli sauce). Use a wet cloth or towel with a little mild soap to gently wipe away any residue left and the stain seems to have disappeared, dab afterwards with some water and a damp cloth to remove any soap. Then let it air dry but not in direct sunlight. Depending on the severity of the stain, you may need to repeat this process again.

        When you are ready to clean!

        • Run a bath or large sink with enough cold to tepid water to cover your denim (you will loose more Indigo colour the warmer the water). The denim will have a small shrinkage of 3-5% on the first wash so cold water is advisable. Add some mild soap detergent. Make sure the soap is dissolved before putting your denim in the water.
        • Place your denim in the water and gently stir the denim in the water for a few minutes until the denim is covered.
        • Leave to soak for 30-45 minutes.
        • Give the denim a little caress rub to remove any excess dirt. Then drain the water.
        • Refill and cover with cold water and leave to soak for another 10 minutes to rinse off any residue soap.
        • Hang out to dry, either outside (but not in the sun as this can naturally lighten the denim colour) or hang inside over a bowl or tub to catch the dripping Indigo water.
        Slow Brew Mug & Linen Filter Instructions & Care

        Our Linen filters have been pre-washed without detergent. Before every use please dampen in water, wring out the excess water and place in the strainer; folding the top of the filter over the edge of the strainer.

        For coffee: use your desired amount of coffee and slowly pour boiled water over, let it drip through, then slowly pour again. The grounds will have moved to the side of the filter; for the second pour, pour around the edges of the filter to move the grounds to the centre again, to get a fuller brew. As you pour you will see the water rise into the filter, lift out the strainer and let the last bit drip through. Rest the strainer on the lid for later.

        For tea: refer to the coffee instructions, but when there is a little water in the bottom of the strainer (about a third), let your tea brew for the desired time with the lid on. When finished lift out the strainer and let the last bit drip through. Rest the strainer on the lid, depending on the tea and your taste this can later be reused for another cup. This method can be used with or without the filter depending on your tea of choice.

        After use, discard the coffee grounds or tea leaves by turning the filter inside out and use a teaspoon to gently scrape off the excess into a bin (great for your compost). Then thoroughly rinse in warm water water. Hang the filter to dry. Every couple of months (depending on usage), you can boil in water for 10 mins to remove any residue build up.