Our tips on how to make the most out of your candle!
The first burn is the most important
Each time you light your candle ensure that you burn it long enough so that the pool of wax has extended to the edges of the container. This will prevent a tunnel forming in its centre and will help maximise the life and fragrance of your candle.
Keep your wick trimmed
Trim the wick to approx. 5mm before re-lighting.
Trimming the wick will help your candle to burn evenly and longer, but it will also eliminate smoking and minimise soot forming on the container.
Extinguish the candle if it smokes, or if the flame flickers repeatedly or becomes too high. Trim wick and re-light.
4 Hour burn time
Do not burn your candle for more than 4 hours at a time, as this can cause the container to get too hot.
It will also help to maximise the life of your candle.
The half inch wax rule
Always monitor the amount of remaining wax in a candle container.
Once the wax falls below the half-inch mark (1.27 centimetres), discontinue use.
The container can heat up when the flame nears the base of the jar and there is not much remaining wax.
Following this rule will help prevent heat damage to the container and the surface surrounding the candle.
Extinguish your wick
To extinguish your candle either use a snuffer, dip the wick into the melted wax or pinch it out.
Never leave a burning candle unattended. Always burn within sight.
Keep burning candles out of reach of children and pets.
Place your candle on a heat resistant and sturdy surface in a draft free area.
Keep lit candles away from draughts, ceiling fans and any air currents.
Do not place a burning candle within two feet of clothing, books, curtains or anything flammable.
Never use water to extinguish a candle.
Never move a burning candle. Ensure candle is extinguished, wax is solid and the jar is cool before handling.
Do not use if vessel is cracked, chipped or broken.