candle care

We want you to enjoy your candle and the wonderful aroma it will bring to your home.  

 

Please remember wax, essential and fragrance oils are flammable - while alight the candle container will contain hot molten wax and must be used with caution. 

 

The first burn of the candle is important.  It should be lit for 3-4 hours so the melt pool has either nearly or fully reached the edge of the container.  This will stop tunnelling (when the wax only melts around the wick leaving the edge of the candle untouched) and will make your candle last longer.  Please note though that it is normal for it to take a few sessions of lighting the candle before you reach a full melt pool, but the first session starts the process.

 

The smell of the essential and fragrance oils in the candle will usually linger long after the candle has been extinguished, enabling you to enjoy the cold throw smell released whilst unlit.  The candle that keeps giving!

The Wick

 

The wick can really make a difference to your candle experience.  It really does help, before relighting the candle, to trim/snap off the blackened wick leaving about 5-10mm to be able to light the candle.  This stops black smoke and a higher flame pluming from the candle and, what can often happen with cheaper candles with wrong sized wicks, blackening the sides of the container.  

If you do forget to trim the wick before re-lighting and black plumes appear just after lighting, just blow the candle out and trim a bit of the end off (it will obviously be too hot to snap off) and relight and the flame will be back to normal.

End of the Candle

 

A handy tip for when you have reached the bottom of the candle but still have some remaining wax you could use in a wax burner as well as re-use the container - put the container in the freezer over night (covered up in a bag if next to the frozen peas!).  Then when you remove the container, with a fork (please do not use a knife - it is just too risky and sharp) push into the wax and it should crack into chunks and with a shake come out of the container.  The wax can be used in a wax burner and the container used for another purpose.

Warnings

 

  • Place the candle on a level, fire resistant surface.  

  • Never burn a candle for more than 4 hours (3 hours with a tin) at a time. 

  • Never leave a burning candle unattended. 

  • Burn candles out of reach of children and pets. 

  • Always leave at least 10cm between burning candles. 

  • Do not burn candles on or near anything that can catch fire or near a draught. 

  • Never touch or move the container while the candle is lit, wait until it has cooled down.

  • Never blow out a candle, always snuff out the flame.  

  • Never burn a candle right to the bottom – leave approximately 1cm. 

  • Always trim the wick to 5-10mm before relighting.  

  • Keep all safety guidelines for future reference.