Enjoying your scented candles to the fullest, by taking care of your candle in the right way. Follow the 3 steps every time you burn your candle.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
When lighting for the first time 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.