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Candle Care

DECOR CANDLES:
To ensure optimum burning - we recommend following these guidelines:

  • Whilst our decor candles look pretty, most of them are able to be burned (check their description if they're not). However, they do require to be burned within sight at all times and on a tray that is able to catch candle wax.
  • They will also all burn differently unique to their shape and won't always reach the edges depending on the shape. 
  • If your candle is not burning as it should and with a very low light, tip out some of the wax that has pooled around the wick and it should come back to life. You may have to do that more than once.
  • Always trim your wick before each burn to about 6mm.
  • We use cotton wicks so you can easily ‘nip’ the top of your wick off by hand when cooled.
  • If your candle burns unevenly, rotate it to even up the burn.
  • 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 and 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). 


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 :)