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Candle Care & Safety

Why not get the very best out of your candle. By following a few simple steps and safety precautions, your candle will burn cleaner and last longer.

When burning your candle, always allow the top layer of wax to melt 100% across the top reaching all side of the vessel. This may take 3-4 hours for the first burn, but typically less for ongoing burns. By doing so, you will avoid creating a tunnel down the middle of the candle. Allowing the wax to melt all the way across every time will ensure an even, clean burn and your candle will last longer.

Prior to lighting your candle, check the wicks and trim to approx. 5-6mm. You may notice “mushrooming” at the tip of the wicks from your previous burn….just trim that part off for a clean and even burn. Also make sure to remove any wick debris that may have fallen into the candle.

We recommend using a candle snuffer rather than blowing out a candle. Using a snuffer will prevent wick debris being blown into the melted wax and avoid potentially causing the wicks to shift off-centre. Using a snuffer will also avoid any wax splashing on you or on the surrounding surface. Best of all, using a snuffer will also lengthen the life of your candle.

It’s always best to place candles on a heat-resistant surface and away from any draft, including open doorways with a draft or air conditioning/heating vents. Drafts can cause an uneven burn and also cause the wicks to flicker rapidly which will burn your candle down quicker. Always store candles in a cool dry place below 25 degrees Celsius, and away from direct sunlight. Direct sunlight and exposure to UV light may discolour the candle.

Candle jars may be very hot to the touch, so never move a lit candle. Always keep candles out of reach of pets and children. Never leave a lit candle unattended.