Helpful tips to get the most from your candle
To help you get the most out of your candle and to keep them looking and working their best (and safest), follow our care advise to enjoy a purer scent experience and maintain their high quality for longer.
- Before lighting, ensure that the wick is trimmed to approximately 5mm.
- Light your candle in a well-ventilated room, away from drafts, or fans, which can cause it to soot (black marks on the vessel), or rapid, uneven burning.
- When you first use your candle, burn a regular-sized candle for two hours minimum. Burning for less time can cause the candle to ‘tunnel’, only burning the wax round the wick. Larger candles need a longer burn time. Always read the instructions on base of your candle or on the packaging.
- Make sure you stop burning your candle when 10mm of wax remains at the bottom, keeping an eye on a burning candle when the wax is low.
- 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 with a snuffer, 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) is the easiest way to prevent this. Always retrim the wick when relighting your candle.