Candle Safety & Care Guide

Candle Care

We love candles around the house however, caution must be used at all times once a candle is lit.  Below are some precautions to be aware of for your safety as well as helpful hints for maximising the life of your candle.

Candle Care

  • Always keep your wick trimmed to no more than 7mm before  & during burning to optimise the burn time and minimise black soot  forming around the glass jars.  This will ensure a clean burn and will keep your candle burning longer.  If flame becomes too high or flickers, extinguish and trim wick before re-lighting. Blackened tops on jars also indicates the wick is too long and needs a trim.  (no one likes a sooty looking jar!)
  • When lighting for the first time, allow the candle to become liquid across the entire surface before blowing out.  Candles have a memory and may tunnel down if not burned to the edge correctly.  Never burn our large candles longer than 4 hours at a time and our smaller candles for longer than 2 hours at a time.  If you burn longer than recommended blocks, the life of your candle can be shortened more than you would like as wax will become too hot and melty and will evaporate faster!
  • Glass can be easily cleaned with a clean damp cloth or warm soapy water once extinguished
  • All candles will burn slightly different and burn times will vary depending on fragrance, colour, room conditions and burning time
  • To maximise the burn time of your candle, always keep in a draft free area.
  • Sometimes wicks can become slightly wonky and lean sightly causing an uneven burn.  If this happens, simply blow out and straighten up with with a toothpick.  Allow to reset and relight to enjoy.
  • Snuff candles if you have a snuffer or gently blow on flame until your wick goes out.  If you blow too hard, wax tends to exit the jar and onto a surface is isn’t meant for!

Candle Safety

  • Stop burning when there is 1cm of wax remaining and discard.  Vessels become extremely hot and may crack if flame is burned down to the bottom of the jar.
  • Don’t allow the flame to contact the side of the glass.  This can cause overheating and glass to break.
  • Never burn candles in broken or cracked glass vessels
  • Never leave a burning candle unattended and away from flammable materials.
  • Keep out of reach of children & pets
  • Always burn on a heat resistance flat surface as jars become hot once wax is liquid
  • Wait for wax and jars to cool completely prior to moving your candles.  We wouldn’t want you to burn yourself!