Candle Care: How Can I Best Look After my Candles?
We are here for your burning (get it) candle care questions and worries. We want you to get the very best out of our luxury candles and this blog will give you some tips and tricks on how to nurture your candle to it's healthiest form!
Candle Care Instructions
Ah, a brand new candle, is there anything better? That first burn is pure satisfaction and it's also the most important! When burning your candle for the first time, you gotta burn it for at least 2 hours (or until the entire surface has turned to liquid wax) to create an even burn pool. A ''memory pool'' will be created and this will prevent tunneling. Getting a bit technical and fancy there, read below to find out what all this means...
What is a "memory pool"?
Your candle will remember where it's burnt up to on the very first burn and will only ever burn up to the point it was blown out. This is why it's so important to allow your candle to burn properly when you first light it.
What is tunneling?
A common question! This is when the candle burns straight down the middle and does not create a full melt pool, even after a couple of hours of burning! It's not a good look.
How to take care of a candle wick?
The most important of all the candle care instructions. We don't want to see no mushrooms...below are some simples step to take when trimming ya wick!
The longer the wick, the hotter the candle will be and the quicker it will burn.
- Trim the wick to 1/4 inch at all times
- Extinguish the flame before trimming
- We suggest trimming the wick for every 4 hours of burn time
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To get the best out of your chosen fragrance close all windows whilst burning, keep your candle away from drafts and radiators! This is because the flame may enlarge causing smoke and soot (not ideal). Also the wick may move which will cause an uneven burn pool and as we already know that is most certainly not the one.
Don't worry if you can't smell the scent straight away, this is normal, the scent throw will get better after many burns.
How to store your candle?
It's best store candles in a cool, dry and dark place. Keep your candles nice and clean, make sure there aren't any sneaky wick trimmings or debris in the wax. You can wipe down your candle with tissue or a cloth to get rid of any unwanted dust (when not burning keep your lid on to prevent this).
It's tempting to burn your candle to the very bottom, to cling onto the loveliness but we would not recommend doing this. Burn until there's around 5-10mm of wax left. If you continue to burn, the candle jar will get to hot and you will be unable to reuse them.
You can read all about how to reuse your candle jar here, we've got loads of unique and creative ways!
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