The Fundamentals of Candle Care

The Fundamentals of Candle Care

All of our scented candles are lovingly made to provide you with hours of fragrant bliss. To keep them looking and working their best (and safest), follow our tips to enjoy a purer scent experience and maintain their high quality for longer.

HOW TO BURN YOUR CANDLE

1. The first burn is key.

Burn the candle long enough for the entire top layer of wax to liquefy, otherwise, a “memory ring” will be created. Once this happens, the candle will continue to 'tunnel', which leaves a build-up of wax around the vessel's sides.

2. 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.

3. When to dispose.

Make sure you stop burning your candle when 10mm of wax remains at the bottom of the jar. This will prevent possible heat damage to the counter/surface or container itself as the glass jar can get hot on the bottom as the flame nears the base of the jar and most of the wax has been consumed. Always keep an eye on a burning candle when the wax is low.

HOW TO CARE FOR WICKS

1. Keep the wax pool clear of wick trimmings and matches, as debris in the wax can act as a secondary wick, encouraging your candle to burn faster.

2. Long, or crooked wicks can create high flames, smoking, or sooting. Trimming the wick to 5mm (when the wax has set) is the easiest way to prevent this.

Finally, remember to be extra-careful. Always protect the surface on which the candle sits. Burn candles well away from other heat sources, and anything flammable. Never leave a burning candle unattended and make sure burning candles are out of reach of children and pets. 

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