Frequently Asked Questions

What are the basic tips for burning Mississippi Candle Company candles?

Never leave a burning candle unattended. Please remember that a lit candle is fire, and keep out of reach of children and pets.

  • Place your candle on a heat-resistant surface.
  • Make sure to trim the candles wicks to ¼ inch each and every time before you light your candle.
  • Always burn your candle in a draft-free area. Any draft of wind (ceiling fans, A/C vents, windows, etc.) will make the candle flame flicker and smoke.
  • When you are trimming your candle wicks, be sure to remove all wick trimmings and debris.
  • Ensure that there is enough air space around your candle. Do not burn under a shelf, as this will inhibit the amount of oxygen that is getting to the wick of the candle and can cause the candle to not burn properly or catch fire in your home.
  • Discontinue use of the candle when ½ inch of wax remains. Burning past this point can present a fire hazard and cause the glass to break.

After burning my candle my wick has a “mushroom” type head on it. What is this?

This is a “fragrance mushroom”, which is found on high quality, high performance, fragranced candles. This must be removed before relighting the candle by trimming the wick to ¼ inch and by removing any of the mushroom head and debris. Please remember to allow the candle to completely harden & cool before attempting to trim the wick.

My candle has been burning for several hours and I can see smoke coming from the wick. What should I do?

This means that the candle has been burning too long. You should extinguish the candle, allow it to cool, and trim the wick to ¼ inch. The wick needing to be trimmed usually causes smoking from a wick. This is also the case if you just lit a candle and see it smoking or “popping”. If your wick is already trimmed to ¼ inch, check to make sure that your candle is not being burned in a draft. Many different things can cause this. A/C vents, ceiling fans, windows and even doorways can create a draft, and can cause your candle to not burn properly.

What is the appropriate length of time to burn my candle?

Never burn a candle for more than 4 hours at a time.

My candle is leaving a lot of wax on the sides of the container as I burn it. Is this normal?

This is commonly called “tunneling”, and is caused when on the first burn of the candle it is extinguished before a full melt pool is achieved. To get a full melt pool on any candle, it should be burned for a minimum of one hour for every inch the candle is in diameter. Most waxes have a “memory”, and if a candle is extinguished before a full melt pool is achieved on the first burn, the subsequent melt pools will not go past this first burn ring.

Do Mississippi Candle Company wicks contain lead?

No. Mississippi Candle Company candle wicks are lead free! Mississippi Candle Company wicks are manufactured in the United States, and only pure cotton wicks with a wax coat are used for safe high quality performance.

How do I become a retailer of Mississippi Candle Company?

If you are a retail store owner or affiliate, contact us at info@mississippicandle.com for more information and to check on the availability of the line in your area.

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    Feelin' Salty & Sweet? Indulge in our Beach Bum fragrance, a soulful blend of pistachio, coconut cream, and caramel. Transport yourself to a sandy shore with a touch of exotic musks. This fragrance will have you saying, "Y'all gotta smell this!"

  • Brookhaven

    Our Brookhaven fragrance has green, citrusy, fresh top notes with floral middle notes of rose, jasmine & lily enhanced by long lasting woody, musky, earthy, amber & sweet cotton candy type bottom note.

  • Delta Cotton

    Our Delta Cotton has an earthy, exotic twist on the fresh familiarity of clean cotton.

  • Drift

    Amber and white musk Drift throughout this sweet floral heart underscored by sultry sandalwood and vetiver. Great for people who are sensitive to fragrances. This fragrance is subtle.

  • Midnight Marsh

    Midnight Marsh is a sensual and masculine scent with notes of lavender, amber, & dark musk.

  • Mississippi Sunrise

    Where the crisp watery accents add sparkle to an accord of tropical foliage with the fruity heart of this summer blend. Pineapple, goji berry and mango are perfectly blended for an exotic sensation, as a hint of driftwood adds lingering tones of sunny warmth to the island sensation.

  • Ole Country Bakery

    Ole Country Bakery fills your space with the fragrance of a small town bakery. This fragrance features cinnamon and vanilla.

  • OMG! Coffee

    Finally, a candle that makes you say, "OMG!". Our OMG! Coffee fragrance has real ground coffee that smells like freshly made coffee that starts this scent off strong, while a touch of sugar and cream add the perfect amount of sweetness.

  • Oxford

    Oxford has a clean, ozone, fruity green top notes with jasmine, lily of the valley, mid notes of lavender, and woody, earthy, and musky bottom notes.

  • Retreat

    Experience the thrill of the tropics with our Retreat fragrance. Exotic coconut, juicy pineapple, and vibrant orange will transport you to an adventure-filled beach. The warm coumarin and alluring jasmine provide a balance while the soft musk, heliotropin, and vanilla add a comforting touch. Order now for an unforgettable scent experience!

  • Riverbend Blues

    This captivating scent embodies sun-soaked escape, with floral, amber, coconut, and tuberose notes for a tranquil, indulgent experience. Evoking carefree vacation nostalgia, immerse yourself in warmth and luxury.

  • Rouge #20

    The fragrances of jasmine, saffron, cedar, and fir create a harmonious blend, with ambergris offering a balance of warm and cool tones.

  • Saltwater Sol

    Experience the decadent aroma of black amber plum, exquisite jasmine, and vanilla woods. Embrace pure elegance with each indulgent breath.

  • Secret Coast

    A unique blend creating an exquisite bouquet of Brazilian jasmine, pink dragonfruit, and sheer vanilla. Experience a secret oasis with vibrancy and freshness for a luxurious sensory journey.

  • South Mississippi

    South Mississippi is a unique blend of rare mahogany layered with coconut, sandalwood, vanilla and oakmoss.

  • Starkville

    Refreshing blend of fresh flowers and light coconut with a soothing musk and sandalwood base.

  • Summer Crush

    Embrace Summer with our Summer Crush aroma, concocting caramelized vanilla, toasted macadamia, and tonka bean into a sumptuous blend.

  • Watermelon Moonshine

    Satisfy your cravings with our Watermelon Moonshine fragrance! This scent combines juicy chunks of watermelon with zesty lime for a refreshing and irresistible aroma. Perfect for anyone looking for a unique and playful twist on traditional scents.

  • Mississippi Whiskey

    The ultimate woodsy fragrance you didn't know you needed. This fragrance features red apples, coconut milk, and red raspberries are surrounded with cedar and redwood on a base of tonka, sheer wood and vanilla beans.

  • Apple Bourbon

    This mouthwatering, boozy scent starts with top notes of apple, cinnamon, and a hint of orange. Bourbon and butter are the heart of this fragrance, while rich, sweet maple and vanilla finish off this irresistible fragrance.

  • Apple Harvest

    Our Apple Harvest is a true, ripe apple fragrance combined with bright fruit notes and just a touch of spice. It has year-round appeal but is especially nice around apple picking time. Apple Harvest may be the apple scent you didn't know you needed, but can't live without.

  • Gingerbread

    Whether you make them with gingerbread or graham crackers, Gingerbread captures the homemade essence of candy-covered holiday houses. A treat for kids of all ages, this gourmand fragrance combines notes of ginger, cinnamon, sugar, and vanilla for a scrumptious smelling treat.

  • Mississippi Christmas

    It begins with top notes of invigorating eucalyptus and camphor, while middle notes of pine and fir are reinforced by a touch of spiced clove.

  • Pomegranate Currant

    Pomegranate Currant is an alluring blend of tart red fruit and herbal florals. Bright grapefruit and lemon peel start off this fragrance with a citrus punch. Notes of red currant and pomegranate bolster this lively scent, before giving way to base notes of rosemary, geranium, and earthy cedar.

  • Pumpkin Spice

    Pumpkin Spice fills spaces with a deliciously spiced autumnal scent. For lovers of pumpkin fragrance, this scent would be a unique and beautiful addition to your collection. Comforting bakery notes of cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, and cardamom blend with the pumpkin and sweet cake. Dark rum, butter, and tonka bean base notes round out this scrumptious gourmand fragrance.

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