How to Take Care of Your Candle

Treat your candle with care and love by following our simple instructions and safety precautions.

Trim Your Wick

Before lighting each time, carefully trim the wick to 5mm. Removing wick debris encourages an even burn, steady flame, limits unsightly sooty marks and 'mushrooming' of the wick.

Don't Blow Out Your Candle

We recommend using a candle snuffer to extinguish your candle. This prevents the wick from drifting off center and ensures you get the maximum burn time from your candle. Blowing out your candle is not recommended as the hot liquid wax may splatter and the wick may continue to glow and emit smoke. Always allow the wax to solidify before re- lighting your candle.

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Sometimes the wick can need a little help staying centred. We suggest that after you extinguish the flame and have allowed the wax to cool for a couple of minutes, then gently ease the wick back into a central, upright position. Maintaining the wick makes sure your candle will burn more evenly.

Candles should be burned one hour for every inch in their diameter, but no longer than four hours at a time.

If you burn a candle for longer than four hours, carbon collects on the wick and 'mushrooms' - this makes the wick unstable, liable to droop in the wax and get buried, and your candle could smoke.

Wax has a 'memory' - if a 'tunnel' forms, it will burn incorrectly from then on wasting wax and ruining the full burn time your candle diminishing the life of your candle.

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Stay Out of the Wind

Candles might look lovely while flickering  but for safety and to ensure a correct burn, if placed in a draught, the flame could touch and damage the container or surrounding items.

If placed in a draughty area, the wax only melts on one side and the flame becomes really small or can extinguish.

Never let your candle burn all the way down - this can damage the container and in some circumstances lead to the base splitting or cracking. Once it's about 1cm from the base or holder, it's time to say goodbye.

 

Here's a quick version. 

 Never

  • Leave a candle unattended - especially when you've children or pets in the house.
  • Move burning candle.
  • Let wick touch side of vessel.
  • Use on heat sensitive surface.
  • Use near flammable materials.
  • Use for more than 4 hours at a time.
  • Burn to candle base, we suggest never letting the wax get below 10mm from the bottom.

Always

  • Trim wick to 5mm.
  • Ensure wick is central.
  • Extinguish using a snuffer.
  • Burn in draught-free area.
  • Take care not to damage wick.
  • Burn in a well-ventilated room.
  • Keep out of reach from children & pets.

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