Enjoying your scented candles to the fullest, by taking care of your candle in the right way. Follow the 3 steps everytime you burn your candle.
1. TRIM THE WICK
Before lighting always trim the wick to 5mm and remove any wick debris this encourages an even burn, steady flame and limits sooting/mushrooming of the wick.
We suggest trimming the wick every 4 hours of burn time. When wick trimming, you should always extinguish the flame and let the candle come to room temperature. Do this if the flame ever becomes too large.
2. LIGHTING THE CANDLE
Do what you prefer; matches or a lighter. Always remember to trim the wick before lighting the candle. Light the match and hold the flame to the wick.
When it lights, leave the candle to burn. Candles burn best in still air but if you can’t avoid draughts, turn the candle periodically to avoid uneven burning and possible candle collapse. A candle in a draught may also start to smoke.
3. PUTTING CANDLES OUT
Use a snuffer or a spoon to put out your candle. It’s safer than blowing them out, which can send sparks and hot wax flying and the wick may continue to glow and emit smoke.
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When lighting burn until the wax melts across the entire surface to the sides of the vessel (this prevents tunnelling, and creates an even burn for the duration of the candle’s ‘life’) This may take 2-4 hours. After this you can put out the candle.
The wax is warm and will continue to spread the fragrance.