Caring for your candle

 

Our candles are carefully designed and tested to burn beautifully! Your enjoyment of them will be enhanced if you follow our care and safety tips below.

  1. When lighting a candle for the first time, it’s important to let it burn for 3-4 hours otherwise the life of the candle can be considerably affected.  A shorter initial burn time will often result in a smaller diameter of the wax being used (the "burn pool"), creating a narrow tunnel as it burns. If you allow the candle to burn for 3-4 hours on its first burn, much more of the wax will be used over the life of the candle and you should only have a relatively small amount of wax left at the edges (depending on the type of candle). A smaller burn pool will also reduce the amount of fragrance dissipating from the candle.

  2. Always trim the wick down to about ¼” (5mm) before lighting or relighting your candle. You can just pinch the wick with your fingers to break off any burnt wick or use scissors if preferred. This will prolong the candle's life and also helps to prevent a smoky flame.

  3. We recommend the use of a proper candle lighter and candle snuffer to light and extinguish your candle (see examples below).

  4. To get the longest life from your candle, we suggest that you don’t leave it burning for more than about 4 hours.

  5. Ensure all candles are placed on a flat, stable and heat-resistant surface.

  6. Don’t position your candles near to curtains or other flammable materials and try to avoid locations where a draught may affect the flame.  

  7. Maintain a reasonable distance between candles if you are burning more than one at the same time.

  8. Never leave a candle unattended whilst it is burning and be extremely careful if young children are in the vicinity.

 

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