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Care Information

WELLNESS + RITUAL

Candle Care

Regular care of your candle will lengthen the life of the wick and candle, ensure an even burn and fragrance, and ultimately reduce risk of fire. Be sure to trim the wick to 1/4- 1/2" each time you light the candle. A wick that is too long will often curl over on top, resulting in a fast burn that creates black smoke and soot. This can also make the candle container too hot, putting the container in danger of breaking or burning the surface it is on. 

Never leave a candle burning unattended.

Pro Tip: Occasionally, the flame of your candle may be very small. This can happen for a number of reasons, such as room temperature and atmosphere, cutting the wick too small, and leaving the wick too long resulting in a brittle, burnt wick with breakage near the wax. If this happens, simply let the candle burn for about an hour then pour out some of the hot wax into a jar or into the trash. 

 

Ritual Kits

Each Classic and Deluxe Ritual Kit contain ingredients that can typically be used over and over for numerous rituals, with the exception of the tea light an chime candles. Each Mini Ritual Kit is meant for a singular use.

Some herbs burn faster than others, so it is important to keep watch over the embers to be sure they do not fall off onto something that can burn easily. Be sure to use a cup, saucer, or small bowl to catch fallen ashes of all herbal incenses or smoke. 

Essential Oils an be used as candle dressing, perfume, and/ or to use as an offering. Be sure to test the oil on a small patch of skin before applying regularly, as essential oils are concentrates and can cause reactions on some people.

Feathers can be brought back to life using steam, either with a steamer, or by placing the feather over boiling water. If your feather has accrued a build up of dirt, use a damp (but not wet) lint-free towel to remove the grime, and follow up with steam to re-fluff.

 

JEWELRY

Tarnish Removal

Brass & Bronze: To remove tarnish from brass and bronze pieces, sprinkle salt onto a slice of lemon and gently rub the salted lemon onto your jewelry. You should notice the tarnish disolving immediately. Chains and tight corners may require more attention than smooth surfaces. Once the tarnish is removed to the desired patina, rinse the piece in room temperature water and dry well with a lint free cloth. Do not store pieces while wet or let them sit out to dry as this can cause rust and more tarnish. To maintain a shinier look, after cleansing use a jewelry polish rag which can be purchased at most jewelry and drug stores.

Silver: For silver pieces, a simple polish cloth or silver cleaning solution can be used. Be careful of antiqued areas when using a polish cloth- the cloth may remove some of the antique finish. Try not to submerse stones in silver cleaning solutions, as this can upset the setting or ruin the stone itself.

Plated Jewelry: Never use a wet rag, polish rag, or solution on plated jewelry as it may cause the plating to wear off. It is best to use a lint free cloth to remove any dirt or markings from plated jewelry. Please note that the plating on any item will come off over time as a result of wear and body chemistry.

Stone Settings

Never wet jewelry with a stone setting, as it may cause the stone to come loose. Should you need your stone to be reset or replaced, simply write us a message at info@jsouthernstudio.com to coordinate. 

Leather Care

We recommend using Saddle Soap to clean leather accessories. This can be found in the shoe care section of most drug stores. Rub a wet washcloth onto the soap until it foams, then gently rub the foam onto any dirty spots of leather. When finished, use a clean, wet cloth to "rinse" the soap off. Let sit to dry for a few hours. For stubborn stains, consult a leather dry cleaner or shoe and bag cleaning professional. 

 

 

Should your piece need extra maintenance, please contact us at info@jsouthernstudio.com.