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CANDLE CARE

Taking care of your candle.

When it comes to candles it is extremely important that you follow the correct safety measures to ensure that nothing bad happens (it is an open flame after all!) but did you know that practising correct candle care actually prolongs the life of your candle?

One of the most important things to be doing is trimming your wick down before each burn - this not only prevents a fire but also reduces smoking, the jar overheating and also improves the scent throw when burning.

The First Burn.

The first burn on your candle is the most important! Every candle has a memory ring.. The memory ring of a candle is the indent made by the wax on its initial lighting and marks the edge for where all future burns will reach. For example - If you only burnt your candle for 10 minutes the wax would only melt a tiny bit (and not to the edge of the jar) leading to your candle tunnelling and ruining your candle.

On your first burn we recommend burning for around 1 hour however this may vary. It is crucial on the first burn that the wax pools evenly to the edge of your jar - once it has reached the edge and a pool has started to form you are welcome to extinguish the candle and voila! Your candle will now burn beautifully every time.

Candle Care and Safety.

  • Trim your wick to 3mm before each burn. This ensures the wax will melt evenly, reduce the risk of a fire, the jar overheating (and potentially exploding if not trimmed down at all) and also improves scent throw.

     

  • Remove any debris or ‘soot gremlins’ off the tip of the wick. The carbon produced from the wicks can cause these to form which if not removed can cause the wick to burn too hot - risking a fire. These soot particles can sometimes fall into the wax pool too so be sure to check this before each burn and remove any debris from the wax pool.

 

  • Every candle is complete with a metal safety cut off at the end of our wicks - This will leave around 2mm of wax at the bottom of the jar which is designed for your own safety and to prevent the jars from overheating.

  • Never leave a burning candle unattended, always keep it within sight and on a heatproof surface, away from anything flammable, pets and children.

  • Do not burn your candle for more than 4 hours at a time - this can cause the jar to overheat.

  • Do not attempt to move your candle when burning as the jar can be hot to the touch.

  • Keep your candle on an even surface, not on an edge or anything uneven as this could cause the candle to fall spilling molten wax on yourself/surfaces.

  • DO NOT use your candle as a night light or leave burning when you sleep, this is extremely dangerous.

 

Signs your candle needs a trim.

  • Your wick is curling when burning.

  • Your wick is forming ‘soot gremlins’

  • Your wick is smoking.

  • The flame is growing too high and flickering excessively.

 

If you practice correct candle care and trim the wick before each burn to 3mm you should not see any of these issues occur but if you do simply extinguish the candle, allow to cool and then trim down your wick and remove any debris from the wax pool before relighting.