Candle Care

We want you to have the best experience with our candles. Follow these simple candle care tips to ensure optimal performance and safety.

1. Before Lighting:

  • Trim the Wick: Before each use, trim the candle wick to approximately 1/4 inch to prevent excessive smoke and ensure an even burn.

2. During Burning:

  • Initial Burn: Allow the candle to burn until the wax pool reaches the edges of the container. This helps prevent tunneling and ensures an even burn in future uses.

  • Burn Time: Do not burn your candle for more than 4 hours at a time. Exceeding this limit may cause the container to become too hot.

  • Avoid Drafts: Keep candles away from drafts to prevent uneven burning and soot formation.

  • Safety First: Never leave a burning candle unattended. Keep candles out of reach of children and pets.

3. After Burning:

  • Extinguish Safely: Use a candle snuffer or gently blow out the flame to extinguish your candle. This helps prevent wax splatter and ensures a clean extinguish.

  • Center the Wick: After extinguishing, ensure the wick is centered to prevent it from touching the container's sides.

4. Candle Storage:

  • Store candles in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight and heat to prevent color fading and changes in fragrance.

5. Reusing Containers:

  • Once your candle has burned down, consider repurposing the container for storage or decoration. Follow our recycling guide for eco-friendly options.

6. Troubleshooting:

  • Tunneling: If tunneling occurs (when only the center of the candle melts), use a wick trimmer to remove excess wax around the sides before relighting.

  • Soot: Trim the wick, avoid burning in drafts, and ensure the candle is placed on a stable surface to reduce soot formation.

7. Fragrance Intensity:

  • For a more subtle fragrance, burn the candle for a shorter time. For a stronger scent, allow the wax pool to reach the edges of the container during each use.

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