C A N D L E C A R E
Before lighting your candle, trim the candle wick to approximately 5mm, continue to do so between every burn. It does not make sense to burn something that is already burnt, that is when you get a big flame, smoke & black soot. You can get fancy wick trimmers, but the easiest way is to pinch the burnt wick off with a tissue. You will find you get a nicer, cleaner & slower burn.
The first time you use your new candle, burn for 4 hours only, allowing the wax to burn evenly across the surface, this is also when the scent throw is at its’ peak. Scented candles develop a ‘burn memory’ and a candle that has not been burnt right to the edges on its initial use, will ‘tunnel’ and burn unevenly through the centre of the wax.
Maximising Your Burn Time
For maximum burn time, always keep candle wicks trimmed to approximately 5mm. Not only will trimming the wick help your candle to burn evenly, but it will also eliminate smoking and minimise soot forming on the glass. However, a small amount of soot around the edges of the glass vessel is normal, particularly as your candle reaches the bottom. To remove, simply wipe with a wet cloth while the glass is still warm.
Ensure you position your scented candle away from drafts as it can result in an uneven burn and will reduce the life of your candle.
Always burn your candle for at least 2 hours at a time, but never burn a scented candle for more than 3-4 hours.
After 4 hours, extinguish the flame and allow to cool. Once the candle has cooled, trim wick to approximately 5mm and it may be relit again.
Extinguishing Your Candle
When extinguishing your candle, never blow out the flame. This can not only damage the candle but will also taint your beautifully scented room with the smell of smoke! Always use a wick dipper to extinguish the flame. No wick dipper? Simply dip your wicks into the melted wax with a skewer or similar and return them back to an upright position.
Stop burning your candle when you have about 2cm of wax left and discard. The remaining wax can be washed out with hot soapy water and remember to upcycle your vessel.