Here are our tips on how to maintain and prolong the life of your candles —with a little care, your candles should give you hours of pure coziness while you read!
1. Get a good start with your first burn
Burn the candle long enough to melt the wax all the way to the edges of the vessel on the first use.
This is to prevent the wax from creating a tunnel and burning downwards rather than out to the sides and will prolong the life of your candle.
After the first use, making sure the wax melts to the edges is less critical, however if you want to optimize and lengthen the life of your candles, it's still a good idea.
2. Trim your candle wick short and removed any charred parts
Keep the candle wick trimmed to about 1/4” and clear away any charred bits before you light the candle again.
If your candle wick won’t stay lit or the flame is getting very low, it’s mostly likely because the wick is too long or needs to be trimmed clean of charred material.
While it might seem counterintuitive to trim the candle wick to have the candle burn better, remember it’s the wax that's fueling the flame, not the wick itself. The flame is constantly drawing the wax upwards through the wick, so if the candle wick is not trimmed short and clean, the wax can’t make it to the flame and the flame diminishes.
Candle Wick Safety and Disclaimer:
- Never leave a burning candle unattended.
- Always keep wicks trimmed to 1/4 of an inch.
- Never burn for more than 4 hours at a time.
- Keep burning candle within sight and away from any drafts.
- Never move candle while burning or wax is still warm.
- Keep out of reach of children and pets.
All candles are poured by hand therefore colors may vary from pictures. Frosting may occur to varying degrees and it does not harm the candle. Frosting is natural and common in soy wax candles as soy wax is polymorphic and crystallizes.