Scented candles made with essential oils will deliver great aromatherapy benefits that improve your wellbeing. But candles need some love to bring out the best experience. Here some important tips for proper care and maintenance.
First Burn. The most important one.
Burn the candle long enough for the entire top layer of wax to liquify, 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 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. Keeping it in a dark place like a cupboard or box will protect it from fading and yellowing. Storing with the lid on will keep the fragrance stronger.