Red Rigger Kinky Candles
Safe and Sexy Usage Guide
- Always patch test before use and do not use if you, or your waxing partner are allergic to soy wax.
- Watch your partner’s reactions closely, rather than just watching the wax. Look for signs of stress or pleasure.
- If you drip or splash on your partner and get a bad reaction, place your hand immediately onto the affected area. This smooshes the wax out to a thin layer, which cools it quicker and transfers the wax to your hand, taking the sting away from them. This needs to be done quickly to work.
- The 4 main techniques for using our candles are – PAINT, DRIP, POUR & SPLASH. To paint with our wax, you can hold the edge of the candle right next to the skin (not the flame) and move it along the skin to create wax art, or to write upon the skin. This option will actually produce the least heat on the skin, as the technique smooshes the wax into a thin layer, allowing it to cool and harden quicker than a drip or splash of wax.
- Never leave lit candles unattended and ensure that you have completely extinguished your candle after use.
- Let the first few drops from a newly lit candle land elsewhere, as they may have been super heated by the ignition of the candle wick (which is why we don’t recommend jet flame lighters for any but the most experienced wax players.)
- For container candles, keep wicks trimmed and do not burn all the way to the base. Doing so may make the container candle too hot to handle, which may damage surfaces and may damage the container/crack the glass. This is true for all container candles, not just ours.
- When dripping handheld candles, like the Riggers and The Torch, etc., rotate the candle occasionally to ensure it melts evenly around and down.
- Do not drip candles upside down, as this increases heat, starves the wick of oxygen and creates black sooting. Drip candles from horizontal, or close to, only inverting briefly if needed.
- Wax play can be very messy. Make clean-up easier by always using a dropsheet. We recommend laying down a plastic drop sheet, old towel, or other material that will protect the surface you are using.
- Long (bbq style), windproof or electric lighters are a godsend, especially for performances and if you’re playing at a club with various drafts and breezes.
- Do not get wax on clothing or other porous materials and surfaces as candle colours may stain.
- If you allow the wax to pool, it will become slightly hotter, since it has prolonged time close to the flame.
- If you wish to wait for a large melt pool, we recommend extinguishing the flame and waiting for the wax pool to cool slightly, before pouring. If unsure, a thermometer comes in very handy or just dip your fingertip in the melt pool, to test before splashing.
- When using our candles in rope suspension lines, always keep a watchful eye on the flames proximity to the rope and to skin and hair (der, we know!). We also recommend that you keep the candle approx. 50cm or more from the bottoms skin and periodically change the spot where the candle/s are dripping. The bottom can also be advised to move a limb slightly or twist the body to alter the candle wax’s trajectory if it starts feeling too hot.
- Beware, that constant and prolonged dripping on one patch of skin, comes with a much higher risk of burning the skin. The wax does not get a chance to cool and harden quickly and the heat underneath builds.
- You can most certainly use our wax on hairy areas. If you do not want to rip the hair out, when removing the wax, simply scratch it off with your fingernails instead of a knife. You can also try applying oil to the body first, so the wax doesn’t cling to the hairs quite so much.
- Candle wax and ice work wonderfully together, but it is a myth that you need ice to play with candles. Do not place ice directly on a burn.
- Know where your fire blanket and extinguisher are, or better yet, have them with you.
- Due to the nature of soy wax, frosting may occur on candles. This does not affect the use of the candle or the colour when melted.
- In summer/high temperatures, candles may melt slightly. Try to keep out of direct sunlight in hot weather and do not leave in the car for extended periods.
- We recommend a convex and blunt (or at least not super sharp) knife for wax removal. Since you often can’t see what’s underneath the wax, and you don’t want to accidentally slice off a mole or nipple!
- If knives aren’t your thing, you can just as easily use fingernails or a thin plastic scraper.
- Generally speaking, the thinner the candle – the hotter it will feel, as there is less surface area for the wax to cool down on as it drips away from the wick. This also means that the angle at which you hold the candle and the speed at which you pour wax, will alter the final heat sensation.
Have Fun and Play Safe!