Candle Burning & Care

Proper candle care is essential to ensure safety and maximize their burn time. Here are some tips to follow:

1. Trim the wick: Before lighting a candle, trim the wick to about 1/4 inch (0.6 cm) in length. This helps prevent excessive soot, uneven burning, and large flames.

2. Place on a heat-resistant surface: Always place candles on a sturdy, heat-resistant surface to prevent accidents. Avoid placing them near flammable objects or in drafty areas.

3. Allow the candle to burn evenly: On the first burn, allow the wax to melt all the way to the edges of the container. This helps prevent tunneling, where the wax only melts in the center, resulting in wasted wax and a shorter burn time.

4. Avoid burning for too long: It's recommended to burn candles for no longer than 3-4 hours at a time. Excessive burning can cause the wick to become too long, leading to increased soot and a shorter lifespan.

5. Keep the wax pool clean: Remove any debris or wick trimmings from the wax pool to prevent them from catching fire. This also helps maintain a clean burn and prevents the wick from becoming clogged.

6. Extinguish the candle safely: Use a snuffer or gently blow out the flame to extinguish the candle. Avoid blowing directly onto the flame to prevent hot wax from splattering.

7. Store candles properly: When not in use, store candles in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight. This helps maintain their quality and prevents them from melting or warping.

By following these tips, you can enjoy your candles safely and make the most out of their burn time.