Candle Care

Candle Care Tips

1. Trimming the Wick

  • Before each use, trim the candlewick to about 1/4 inch to prevent excessive smoking and ensure a clean, even burn.

2. The First Burn Matters

  • Allow the candle to burn until the wax pool reaches the edges of the container on the first use. This prevents tunneling and sets the stage for an even burn in the future.

3. Avoid Drafts

  • Place candles away from drafts to prevent uneven burning and potential hazards.

4. Safe Burning Duration

  • Don’t burn a candle for more than 4 hours at a time. Extinguish it, let it cool, and trim the wick before relighting.

5. Extinguish with Care

  • Use a candle snuffer or gently blow out the flame to prevent hot wax from splattering.

6. Container Care

  • Always place candles on a heat-resistant surface and avoid burning them all the way down to the bottom to prevent overheating the container.

7. Storage

  • Store candles in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight to preserve their scent and color.

8. Safety First

  • Keep candles out of reach of children and pets, and never leave a burning candle unattended.

9. Refrain from Moving Candles

  • Avoid moving a lit candle. Extinguish it and let it cool before moving to prevent accidents.

10. Discontinue Use When 1/2 Inch Wax Remains

  • Stop burning the candle when there’s about 1/2 inch of wax left to prevent the container from overheating.

11. Candle Types Require Different Care

  • Different types of candles (soy, beeswax, paraffin) may require varying care. Refer to specific instructions for each type.

12. Avoid Candle Stains

  • If wax spills, let it cool and solidify before attempting to clean. Use a gentle cloth and warm, soapy water to remove wax from surfaces.