Candle Care Guide

Candle Care Guide

Have you ever thought about candle care? I know, you may think why does your candle need care? What does that consist of?


I am here to tell you why you should follow your candle care instructions and what these instructions consist of. 


When you buy your candle, you may just think you light it and go. But, that's not the case. Candles have what us candle makers call ‘candle memory’ so the way that you treat your candle matters to ensure the longevity of your purchase!


Always trim your wick.

When you purchase a candle from me, you do not need to trim your wick before that first burn. However, before every burn after purchase, you should trim your wick about ¼” before each use to minimize soot and ensure an even and clean burn. By trimming the wick, you are preventing the candle from burning too quickly, increasing its lifespan. 

Leave your candle lit 3 to 4 hours for the first burn. 

You may think this is not one of the most important candle care instructions, but it is! I always say if you don't have the time window to leave the candle on for 3 to 4 hours for that first burn, don't light your candle until you have enough time! The first burn is the most important burn, creating the initial burn memory of your candle. Ensuring you leave your candle on for 3 to 4 hours to avoid tunneling in the future is going to be the key to an even burn.

Do not burn your candle for more than 4 hours at a time.

When a candle is burned for an extended period of time, carbon builds up on the wick and causes it to "mushroom." At that point, the wick will become unsteady and create a seriously significant flame. In addition, soot and smoke will begin to escape from your candle. 

Keep your candle on a flat, fire resistant surface. 

Doing this will minimize the chance of your candle tipping over. You want to make sure you place it on a flat surface, away from flammable material.

Use a snuffer to put out the flame

You can minimize smoke and wax splatter by using a candle snuffer to gently and elegantly extinguish the flame. This keeps your candles looking beautiful and spotless while also improving their overall aesthetic. 

Put your candle lid on when not in use.

You may prolong the candle's appearance by using one of our candle lids. Candles without a covering run the risk of collecting dust and other particles on the wax surface. They may cause a "build up" on the surface of the candle, which may have an impact on how smoothly your candles burn.

Keep out of reach from children and pets.

Not only could a candle cause a fire on its own, but children and pets could knock it over, burn themselves or cause a house fire.

 

Your candle care guide is essential to ensure you get the best quality out of your candle. Following these steps will keep you safe and keep your candle at the best possible quality. If you found this guide helpful, comment and let me know! 

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