Candle Care, Burning Tips and Safety Notes

Candle Care and Burning Tips:

  1. Always trim your wick every time you start a new burn. Using scissors, nail trimmers, a wick trimmer or any other safe trimming device trim until your wick is ¼ inches long and remove any wick trimming that may have landed in the candle before burning.

Why? Trimming the wick gives you a cleaner, brighter burn. Untrimmed wicks can cause uneven burning and can obscure the flame making the candle less effective and shortening its burn time. Trimming the wicks prevents black smoke residue on your jar, keeps the flame under control, and makes the candle safer.

  1. Let the wax burn completely over the top layer of the candle before stopping. This process can take a while but is definitely worth it so make sure you have lots of time before lighting your candle. 

Why? Burning the candle even over the top prevents ‘Tunneling’ from happening. Tunneling is when the wax of the candle remains on the sides of the container while the wick continues to burn lower down. Tunneling makes it hard to light candles since the wick gets lower and results in lost product and lost burning hours from the unused wax.

  1. Keep the flame away from moving air and drafty areas. This includes near open windows, around fans, in high traffic areas where drafts could be caused from people walking by. 

Why? Moving air can disturb the flame and the melt of the wax which means the candle could burn unevenly and can cause the flame to create black smoke residue on the sides of the jar. It also causes an unsafe flame.

Safety Notes:

  • Remove all packaging before burning.

  • Handle glass containers with care.

  • Place on a safe, heat-resistant, dry surface when getting ready to burn. Make sure this area is out of reach from children and animals

  • Keep flammable materials away from the candle while burning.

  • Keep the wax pool free of wick trimmings, matches, dirt, dust or any combustible material.

  • Never leave burning candles unattended. Keep them within sight at all times.

  • Do not extinguish the candle with water, to extinguish simple blow out the candle lightly with air.

  • Allow the candle to harden completely before relighting, touching or moving the candle.

  • After long exposure to extreme cold temperature (ex: shipping during cold weather months) Allow candles to return to room temperature before burning.

Storing Info:

If storing your candle for an extended period of time, store in a cool, dry space away from direct sunlight. Keeping it in a dark place can also prevent fading and discolouration over time. Our candles can be safely stored for up to 12 months, after that point the quality and safety of the candle may change.