Candle Care 101

HOW TO BURN YOUR CANDLE

 

Before Burning

  • Prior to burning your candle, trim the wick at least ¼ inch. This prevents uneven burning, dripping or flaring.

  • Keep the pool of wax free of wick trimmings and any debris at all times. 

  • Place the candle on a stable, heat-resistant surface. This will prevent against possible heat damage to counter tops and table surfaces, preventing glass containers from cracking or breaking. 

 

  • Light your candle in a well-ventilated room, away from drafts or fans, which can cause sooting (black marks on the vessel), or rapid, uneven burning.

 

 

  • Burn your candle for 3-4 hours or until the wax has pooled to the edges. Burning for less time can cause the candle to 'tunnel', which leaves a build-up of wax around the vessel's sides and can reduce the maximum burn time and ruin your candle burning experience.  Burning for longer periods (over four hours) can cause the wick to move, or slant. It also creates more soot. 

While Burning

 

  • Never leave a burning candle unattended. 

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  • 3. Make sure you stop burning your candle when 10mm of wax remains at the bottom, keeping an eye on a burning candle when the wax is low.

  • When Extinguished

  • Use a candle snuffer to extinguish a candle, if available, as it’s the safest way to prevent hot wax from splattering.

  • Do not use water to extinguish a candle, this can cause the hot wax to splatter and could break a glass container.

  • Before leaving the room, make sure your candle is completely out and there is no glow coming from the wick ember.

  • Do not touch or move the candle until it has completely cooled.