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!

  1. 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. 
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.