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Candle Care

 

WOODEN WICK SERIES:

To ensure optimum burning - we recommend following these guidelines:

  • Wooden wicks burn differently to cotton wicks and you will find they burn differently at different times, but DON’T WORRY! 
  • It is not uncommon for there to be a small flame - anywhere between 2-6mm. It will still be emitting a scent so other than looking small, it is still doing its job.
  • The optimum burn time for your candle is 2-3 hours - when the melt pool reaches the edge of your vessel. Wooden wicks do better with a long burn but no longer than 4 hours.
  • Wooden wicks need to be short. Always trim the burnt wood off your wick before each burn to about 3-5mm to help create a clean burn and a controlled flame - nail scissors work perfectly fine for this or your fingers.
  • Remove any debris from your candle.
  • Always allow the candle to melt all the way to the edges on the first burn. This will prevent ‘tunnelling’ and allow your candle to last longer.
  • If your wick isn’t burning as well as you think it should, extinguish the flame, trim the wick and relight. 
  • Alternatively, if it is still burning and emitting a scent, just leave it as is. You will most likely find it will correct itself the longer it burns.
  • Keep away from drafts and always burn within sight out of reach from children or animals.
  • Keep out of direct sunlight to avoid decolouration and softening of the wax.
  • Burn times are approximate and will depend on burning conditions (i.e. drafts).
  • If your candle burns unevenly, rotate it to even up the burn or move to a different location incase of a draft. Drafts increase the burn time, making your candle not last as long. 
  • When your candle has finished you can wash out your glass with hot soapy water and reuse or recycle :)

    COTTON WICK SERIES:

    To ensure optimum burning - we recommend following these guidelines:

    • The optimum burn time for your candle is 2-3 hours - when the melt pool reaches the edge of your vessel. On your first burn, burn your candle long enough to allow the wax to melt all the way to the edges. This will prevent ‘tunnelling’ and allow your candle to last longer.
    • Always trim your wick before each burn to about 6mm to help create a clean burn and a controlled flame - nail scissors work perfectly or you can ‘nip’ the top of your wick off by hand.
    • Though wooden wicks need to be short, you will find with cotton wicks, that if they are too short, they won’t burn strongly. If you do trim your wick too short, simply pour out some of the melted wax on to a ceramic plate and continue burning. The removal of wax should allow it to burn correctly and not drown out the wick.
    • If your flame is too big once lighting, blow it out, trim the wick and then relight it.
    • Keep away from drafts and always burn within sight out of reach from children or animals.
    • Don’t burn your candle for longer than 4 hours at a time.
    • Keep out of direct sunlight to avoid decolouration and softening of the wax.
    • Burn times are approximate and will depend on burning conditions (i.e. drafts).
    • If your candle burns unevenly, rotate it to even up the burn or move to a different location incase of a draft. Drafts increase the burn time, making your candle not last as long. 
    • When your candle has finished you can wash out your glass with hot soapy water and reuse or recycle :)