Top 10 Candle Care Tips
Candle Care Before Burning your Candle
- Make sure the candle is free from dust and debris
Dust and debris can cause your candle to become dangerous with the risk of it going into the flame, to remove use a paper towel gently around the wax and throw away.
- Ensure the wick is trimmed to 1/4’ before lighting
If this is the first time lighting your candle use a wick trimmer to cut your wooden wick. If your candle has been lit before with our wooden wick you can use your index finger and thumb to pinch away the excess wick.
- Make sure the candle is away from draughts
Draughts can cause your flame to be unpredictable and unsure keeping away from open windows can make sure your candle burns properly and help your candle last longer.
- Keep out of reach from children and pets
Do not place where a pet or someone could knock it over and either damaging your home or themselves.
Candle Care Whilst Candle is Burning
- Do not move whilst lit
Moving whilst burning could prompt wax splatter or cause the glass to burn you.
- Never leave the candle unattended
If you are going to leave or go to bed, ensure all candles are extinguished first.
- Do not burn the candle all the way down
Leaving 1/4’ of wax at the bottom to ensure the candle jar doesn’t overheat or shatter, luckily our wicks will self-extinguish due to the wick sustainer that hold our wooden wicks in place.
- If burning multiple candles, make sure they are 3 inches apart
Combing the heat sources of the candles could cause dangerous flames and/or damage to your home
- Extinguish if flame gets too high and allow to cool before trimming the wick
The optimum wick height is 1/4’
- Never burn longer than 4 hours
Burning for longer will cause your candle to diminish quicker and will cut your candles life down significantly.
- Allow a full melt pool before putting it out
Extinguishing your candle too soon will cause your candle to tunnel which will affect the way your candle is able to burn properly.
- During power outage torches are a much safer alternative
Burning candles in a power outage could put you in danger as an open flame in a poorly lit environment could cause risk.
- Always burn a flat even surface that is heat resistant
Uneven surfaces will cause your candle to burn unevenly and making sure it is heat resistant will make sure your house doesn’t get damaged.
Candle Care When Extinguishing your candle
- Use a candle snuffer to put out a candle
Blowing out your candle will cause smoking of the wick.
- Never use water to extinguish a candle
This could cause very hot wax to splatter and could make the jar shatter.
- Before leaving make sure the candle is completely out
Make sure the wick is not glowing before leaving the room as the wick could reignite.
- Do not touch until completely cooled
The jar could still be very hot after being put out and will move the top layer of wax around causing an uneven candle surface.