Candle Care 101
These tips are meant to be a guide, which will ensure candle maintenance, longevity, and most importantly, your safety.
The first burn is the most important burn of all! Before lighting your new candle, ensure you have at least 1-2 hours to let it melt all the way to the full inside circumference of the candle vessel. This means that you should have a wax pool that covers the entire inside area of the vessle. Wax has a 'melt memory' so by doing this you will avoid wax tunnelling, thus increasing candle longevity.
**Safety Note** do not burn your candles for more than 4 hours consecutively! Carbon will collect on the wick and create a 'mushroom' effect. This makes the wick unstable and could create large flames, dark soot around the candle vessle, and smoke to be released into the air.
Always trim or pinch your wick 1/4 of an inch before lighting! We trim the wicks for you initially so you can ignite at first burn, but after that first burn, make sure your are trimming every time. This avoids the 'mushroom' effect at the tip of your wick, which in turn avoids smoke, soot and large flames🔥.
If you want a clean trim, have a look at our candle care set in store!
This goes without saying but always remember to extinguish the flames properly. This could mean blowing them out or using a candle snuffer, but please ensure your candles are extinguished when you are not around or at the 4 hour max. burn time. Your safety is the number one priority.