- The first burn should be for at least 2 – 3 hours or until the wax has melted to the edge of the glass, this will set the candle memory and help achieve a long-lasting candle. If you don’t allow the wax pool to form on the first burn, you may get wax remaining along the sides of your jar.
- Before lighting each time after the first burn, trim the wick to 5mm and remove any wick debris to ensure an even burn and to reduce smoke and soot. If your jar is going black it is because the wick is too long, and its causing too large a flame. Simply wipe the black soot that may occur inside the jar, if any, with damp cloth. It’s very important to ALWAYS trim the wick.
- Never burn your candle for longer than 3 – 4 hours. If you burn your candle for more than 4 hours at a time, carbon will collect on the wick, and your wick will begin to ‘mushroom’. This can cause the wick to become unstable, the flame to get too large, your candle to smoke, and soot to be released into the air and around your candle container. A ‘mushrooming’ wick can burn the wax too quickly and the wick can ‘drown’ in the wax. Remember to trim the wick.
- Only burn to 3mm at the bottom of the glass not all the way to the bottom as the glass can get too hot and cause damage to the surface/counter or container itself.
- Keep lit candles away from draughts, ceiling fans and any air currents. Any form of air current can cause uneven burning, smoking, diminish the scent throw and even decrease the burn time.
- Place candle holders on a stable, heat-resistant surface that is sturdy and large enough to catch any melted wax.
- Keep candles out of reach of children and pets.