- When lighting for the first time, burn the candle until wax melts across the entire surface up to the sides of vessel as this will prevent tunnelling, and create an even burn. This may take up to 2-3 hours (depending on the size of your candle), but it will make your candle last longer and diffuse the fragrance better.
- Remember to cut the wick before each lighting. The ideal wick height is 5mm. If a carbon cap forms at the end of the wick, don’t light it. Cut the cap off and remove it from the wax.
- Don’t burn your candle for more than 4 hours at a time.
- Discontinue burning the candle when 0.5 cm of wax remain at the bottom of the container.
- Extinguish your candle with a wick snuffer or by blowing lightly on the flame. Alternatively, you can use a wick dipper to dip the wick into melted wax and straighten it afterwards. This will extinguish your candle without smoke. Once extinguished, allow the wax to solidify completely before moving or reusing the candle.
- Never place a lid on a burning candle! It may cause overheating and soot buildup at the edges of your container.
- Keep the wax clean from any debris and don’t leave half burned matches in the wax. Place the lid on your candle to protect it from dust and to lock in the fragrance.
Candle care & safety
Please use these simple candle care tips to enjoy your candle longer.
Candles can be a fire hazard if not used properly. To enjoy your candles safely, respect these candle security rules.
- Always keep a burning candle within sight. Don’t leave a burning candle unattended. Extinguish all candles when leaving a room or before going to sleep. Be sure the wick ember is no longer glowing.
- Never burn a candle on or near anything that can catch fire. Make sure that there are no shelves or other objects above the burning candle. Don’t put candles near curtains or other fabrics, or furniture.
- Keep candles out of reach of children and pets. Never leave a child alone in a room with a burning candle. Keep matches and lighters out of children’s reach, in a locked cabinet.
- Place burning candles at least 10 centimeters apart from one another.
- Keep burning candles away from drafts, vents, ceiling fans and air currents.
- Place container candles on a stable, heat and flame resistant surface. Use an appropriate heat and flame resistant candle holder for pillar candles.
- A candle should not be burned for more than four hours at a time.
- Don’t burn a candle all the way down. Discontinue burning a candle when 0.5 cm of wax remain at the bottom of the container.