Yes, there is a way to take care of a candle and we want you to get the most out of your candles, so we've put a step by step guide of the little things you can do to make your candle last longer and look the part whilst doing so...
- 'Trim your wick'. Each time you want to burn your candle, start by trimming the wick to between 1/8 and 1/4 inches long with a specialised wick trimmer. Why? Firstly, a freshly trimmed wick will give you a cleaner, brighter burn. Untrimmed wicks are a lot more likely to take on a thick dome shape that dulls and obscures the flame. And secondly, excessively long wicks are a top cause of those unpleasant smoky stains that end up on your candle jar. Trimming the wick keeps the flame in control and prevents those marks from forming.
- 'Allow the wax to melt all across the top layer'. Once your candle's lit, don't blow it out until the top layer of wax has melted all the way across. This usually 2-4 hours, so don't set out to burn your candle unless you have a few hours to leave it to burn. What happens if not? Well a process that we called tunnelling will occur. The wick starts to sink lower and lower and the wax stays high around the edges, like a tunnel is forming right through the centre of the candle. Eventually, the tunnel will grow so deep that it'll be tough to light the wick at all. More importantly, all that un-melted wax on the sides represents hours of lovely fragrance and burn time you won't get to utilize.
- Finally, the most common knowledge on candles... Don't leave your candle to burn on it's own, as candles can be a fire hazard. Try to have your candle lit for a maximum for 4 hours, this still gives enough time for the fragrance to reach it's full potential.
As your candle is individually hand poured with a blend of waxes and essential oil blends, each candle might vary slightly (colour, fragrance and burn time) due to the nature of the essential oil blends in each one. Occasionally, the candle wax might appear to have air bubbles – this is just an effect of the wax against the glass and is completely natural. This effect disappears when your candle is lit.