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Top Tips To Get The Most From Your Candle

Updated: Jan 5, 2021

1. THE FIRST BURN

When lighting your candle for the first time, burn the candle until the wax melts across the entire surface up to the sides of vessel as this will prevent tunnelling, and create an even burn for the duration of the candle's 'life'. This may take up to 2-4 hours, but we promise it will increase the burn time of your candle.

2. TRIM YOUR WICKS

We can’t emphasise enough the importance of trimming your candle wick. The get the most of your candle you should trim your wick before every lighting. The ideal length is 5mm, this will help to control the size of the flame and allow you to get the longest burn time from you candle.


3. HOW TO EXTINGUISH A CANDLE

Extinguish candle with a snuffer, or dip the wick into the melted wax and then straighten wick to prevent smoking and also prevent hot wax from splattering. Do not blow out a candle.

4. KEEP AWAY FROM WINDY SPACES

Draughts decrease burn time, cause uneven burning, smoking and diminished scent throw.


5. MAKE A WAX MELT

Instead of burning a candle right to the bottom of the jar, you should always ensure that there is a minimum of 10mm of wax remaining in the jar. We know how tempting it is to continue burning your candle until all the wax is gone, we do strongly advise against this as the flame needs a solid base of wax to avoid overheating the glass jar.


When you have 10mm of wax remaining at the bottom of the vessel, you could pop the candle in the freezer for 24 hours, during this time the wax will shrink and you should be able to pop it out and use as a wax melt. You can then wash out the beautiful container. Whether you then use it to store your cosmetics, or pop a tea light inside to keep the illusion of a full candle, is up to you!



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