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Candle Care

Trim the wick

Please keep wicks trimmed to about 0.5cm. Keeping the wick nice and short means your candle will burn at the right temperature, it will be less smoky and you'll have less wick trimmings falling into the pool of wax surrounding the wick. If the wick begins to curl onto itself, it may be too long and will need trimming. Wick trimmers are available to purchase for $10.

Burn time

I recommend burning your candle for between 1 and 3 hours at a time for optimal results. If it burns for less than an hour, you may end up with wax sticking to the side of your container, which may reduce burn time and may drown your wick. (requiring manual wax removal). If the candle burns for too long, your wick may burn hotter than usual and evaporate the soy wax at a faster rate, reducing burn time.

Location

Ensure you burn your candle on a non flammable surface and away from drafts. Drafts can cause your candle to burn unevenly and make the wicks burn faster than the wax can evaporate, drowning them and causing the candle to go out. This will require manual wax removal.

Close the lid

When your candle is not in use, keep the lid closed to retain the fragrance strength. Leaving the lid off for extended periods of time may result in a weaker candle fragrance next time you light your candle. It will also allow dust to gather which looks unsightly and creates a potential fire hazard.