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 5mm 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.
- 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, turn it to even up the burn or move to a different location… there’s a chance there’s a sneaky breeze that you don’t know about! Drafts increase the burn time, making your candle not last as long. You can also use a butter knife to redirect the wick if it’s favouring one side.
- If your candle does start to ‘tunnel’ and not reach the sides after 2-3 hours, you can also use a butter knife to get the wax off the edges and let is sit in the melt pool - this will melt down on your next burn and should continue to burn normally.
- When your candle has finished you can wash out your glass with hot soapy water and reuse or recycle :)