Caring for your Candle
Taking care of your candles will help them last longer and smell stronger. Below are some "Do & Don’t” tips to make the most out of your candles!
- Store candles in a cool place preferably with a lid or a dust cover. This keeps debris out of the wax and some natural candles may dry out some. Keep them out of sunlight as some fade from the UV light.
- Light your candle in a well-ventilated room, away from drafts or fans, which can cause rapid or uneven burning or sooting on the side of the container.
- Initially burn the candle for no more than 2-3 hours at a time 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. Burning for longer periods (over 4 hours) can cause the wick to move, or slant.
- Make sure you stop burning your candle when around 10mm of wax remains at the bottom, keeping an eye on a burning candle when the wax is low.
Caring For Your Candle Wick
- Keep the wax pool clear of wick trimmings and matches, as debris in the wax can act as a secondary wick, encouraging your candle to burn faster.
- After extinguishing the flame, centre and straighten the wick. Burning for too long can cause the wick to move, or slant. If you see a flaming wick come close to the vessel wall, extinguish the flame and straighten the wick to prevent the vessel from cracking.
- Long, or crooked wicks can create high flames, smoking, or sooting. Trimming the wick to 5mm (when the wax has set) following every burn is the easiest way to prevent this.