We thought would be good to share some fundamentals when it comes to candles' care. Everyone loves candles, but they love them even more when they last the time they are supposed to! And that's totally dependant on proper care and maintenance.
First Burn. The most important one.
Burn the candle long enough for the entire top layer of wax to liquefy, otherwise, it will create a “memory ring”. Once this happens, the candle will continue to tunnel for the rest of its life.
Trim the wick after every usage.
We recommend doing this every 4 hours of burn time. Let the flame extinguish first, wait until the candle cools down to room temperature, and trim the wick to 1/8 of an inch before relighting. Use a wick trimmer for a perfect trim.
Burn for 3 hours max at a time.
It is recommended that after burning for three hours, candles be extinguished, allowed to cool for two hours, and trimmed before relighting.
When to dispose.
Discontinue use of a candle when ½” of wax remains at the bottom of the jar. The glass can get hot on the bottom as the flame nears the base of the jar and most of the wax has been consumed. This will prevent possible heat damage to the counter/surface or container itself.
Always protect the surface on which the candle sits. Burn candles well away from other heat sources, and anything flammable. Make sure burning candles are out of reach of children and pets. Never leave a burning candle unattended.
The wax and essential oils we use in our candles are sensitive to both temperature and light, so please be careful when storing candles for an extended period of time. If you store your candle, be sure it is in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight or intense light. Keep it in a dark place like a cupboard or box that will protect it from fading and yellowing. Always store with the lid on to protect the fragrance quality.
Candles need some love to bring out the best experience - and they'll love you back with a beautiful lasting scent.