Caring for your candle

To fully enjoy and get the most out of your candles, we encourage you to take care of your candles. 

How to Take Care of Your Candles so They Last (and Smell Great)

Make sure your candle burns evenly the first time you light it

When you light a candle for the very first time, be sure to let it burn for a while. You want to ensure the entire surface of the candle melts before you put it out. Why? If you don't, your candle could end up with a rim of solid wax that never ends up melting. (This is called tunneling—and you've probably seen it happen before.) If you want all the wax in your candle to burn, it's important to let it burn evenly before you put it out. This process should take at least 1 hour—so try not to light a new candle unless you have a little time to spare.

Keep your candle clean

Once you've used a candle a few times, you may notice that soot and other debris have started to accumulate inside the container. Clean this gunk out the moment you see it as this can cause the candle to overheat, creating a flashover, or when the candle's entire surface lights on fire.

Trim trim trim... trim your candle's wick

Trimming your wick is an essential part of candle care. You should trim your wick to around 3mm before you burn your candle or for every 4 hours of burn time.

Trimming ensures that the candle will burn evenly, but also you will get a nice clean and even burn throughout the use of your candle.

You can use a wick trimmer to help you trim the wick, especially when it gets too low for scissors. Pinching the wick with your fingers is also an effective way of trimming your wick if you don’t have a wick trimmer. Or use a nail clipper! 

Four hours burn time

To minimise any damage or issues, we recommend only burning your candle for 4 hours at a time. Also, keep an eye on your candle the whole time that it is burning.