How to burn the perfect candle

  • Ensure the candle wax is free from dust and debris.  This can be avoided by keeping the candle topper on the wax or keeping the candle under a cloche.
  • Trim the wick to maximum of 5mm.  We recommend you use wick trimmers.
  • Place the candle in a draught free place, away from children and pets.  On a suitable protected even surface.
  • Light the candle, we recommend our long fine matches or lighter.  When the wax level is lower in the vase, tilt the vase to the side when lighting as this will make it easier.  Ensure all wicks are lit at the same time if a multi wick candle.
  • Burn the candle long enough that the wax pools all the way to the edges, depending on the size of the candle this can take up to 2 hours.  The first burn of a candle sets the memory for future burns so it is essential for an even burn that the wax forms a pool all the way to the edge of the glass.
  • Do not burn the candle for longer than 4 hours.  Extinguish the flame/s using a candle snuffer this will avoid any debris from the wick falling into the candle wax or disrupting the wicks.
  • If you wish to burn your candle for longer, wait until the wax has hardened and start the process again from the beginning.
  • Never move a lit candle, or a candle which has just finished burning and the wax is liquid.
  • If the wick/s move or the candle doesn’t burn to the edge, wait until the candle cools and carefully move the wick/s to a central or evenly distributed position.
  • Never leave a candle unattended.
  • Extinguish your candle 10mm before the base of the vase.
  • Use warm soapy water to wash out the candle residue and re-use your vase for Flowers, Tealights or our Scented Pillar Candles.
  • It is normal for the flames to become smaller when the wax level becomes lower in the vase.  This is due to there being less oxygen deeper in the vase.  However the candle is still performing perfectly and continuing to scent your room.
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