Goods and Objects Use and Care

 Here are the basic care guidelines for our favourite goods and objects.

How to light your HIBI Incense

  1. Hold the incense stick with your fingers close to the head of the stick. *This prevents the incense stick from breaking, especially if your location is in a humid area.
  2. Strike the incense stick like a match.
  3. Once ignited, allow the fire to envelop the head of the incense stick.
  4. Allow the fire to extinguish and smoke, then place the incense stick on the reusable heat pad.
  5. Time out for 10 fragrant minutes - enjoy!

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How to use your SOUTHERN WILD CO Candles

To ensure you receive the most out of your candle, we recommend the following care:

  • On your first burn, light your candle for at least three hours. This will allow an even melt across the surface of the candle and will avoid tunnelling. Tunnelling results in a ‘tunnel’ effect running down the centre of your candle.
  • To finish your burn, simply extinguish the flame by blowing gently or using a candle extinguisher or cloche. For our travel tin candles, we recommend using the lid to extinguish the flame. This prevents any chance of the melted wax from spilling.
  • Before or after use, always trim the wick of your candle to a length of 5mm. This will stop the flame from becoming too big and will give you a smoke-free and even burn.
  • Looking after your wick is essential and will pro-long the life of your candle. Ideally, you should cut the wick cleanly with a wick trimmer every time.
  • Keep your candle clean by storing it back in its beautiful packaging or under a Southern Wild Co glass cloche.
  • Discontinue use of your candle once wax is 10mm from the bottom. This will prevent any heat damage and cracking of glass.
  • Always burn your candle on a flat and stable surface.
  • Never leave a candle burning unattended or within reach of children or pets.

How to light your KIN OBJECTS Backflow Incense Cones

Here is a demonstration on how to light a backflow incense cone for our collection of KIN OBJECTS.

  1. Hold the incense cone with your fingers, tweezers or tongs.
  2. Light the pointy end of the incense cone with a match or lighter as you would a candle wick.
  3. Make sure that the incense is immersed in the flame to be ignited fully *please note the flame may not say lit as it might on a stick incense.
  4. Gently fan or blow out the flame or remnants of the flame.
  5. Check the incense tip where the flame was. If you see a small glowing ember, and smoke starts coming out of the bottom, then the incense has been correctly lit. If you're unsure, leave the incense for a minute or so, then check again. If you do not see a glowing ember, and there is no smoke coming out of the bottom, you have completely extinguished the incense by accident, and will need to repeat steps 1-4 above.
  6. Place it into / onto the incense holder. Be sure that the hole at the bottom of the incense aligns with the hole on the seat of the incense holder, or the incense plume will be blocked.


Here is a demonstration on how a backflow incense cone looks when it is lit.