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Candle Care

Just as we have to take care of ourselves to be at our best, we also must take care of our candles. Here is a simple little list of how to get the best out of your candle. 

The First Burn

Trim your wick with scissors before you light your candle for the very FIRST time. Be sure the first time you light the candle that you let it burn all the way to the edges of the jar. (This can take 3-4 hours) By allowing the wax to melt evenly all the way to the edge will mean your candle will burn evenly for every burn after. 

Regularly trim your wicks.

Sometimes you will notice a ‘mushrooming’ of the wick. To provide the cleanest burn possible, we recommend you trim your wick before EVERY burn. Failure to do this may lead to a “Wax Pool Fire” where the entire candle may appear to ignite. This is caused when a hot piece of untrimmed wick drops into the melted wax pool and ignites it.

Do not let your candle burn for more than 4 hours.

Letting your candle burn for more than the recommended time can cause your wick to "mushroom" and cause black smoke to begin and black smudging on your jars.

Keep Candles in Safe Space in still Air

We recommend keeping your candles in eye view positioning and double checking all your candles are not still lit before leaving your home. Our candles burn best in still air, keeping them away from windy spaces will allow them to burn better. If you can not avoid the draught, turn the candle periodically to avoid uneven burning. 

While we know it is relaxing having a candle while in bed, please do not leave a candle burning while you sleep.

Wax Pool Fires 

It is important to follow all the candle care instructions. Failure to do so significantly increases the risk of a wax pool fire. If the candle wax pool becomes too heated, the candle may spontaneously erupt in flames. In a jar or glass container, the glass may shatter. 

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