It might seem odd to have instructions for burning a candle, but the correct burn can be the difference between a long lasting healthy candle and a tunnelling or quick burn candle.
Let it burn: The first burn is so important. The candle needs to burn until the melted wax covers the whole top of the candle, you shouldn’t see any solid wax on top. This could take up to three or four hours so make sure you have time to relax and enjoy your candle before you light it. The scent will increase with each subsequent burn and may take a few hours initially to really get going.
Trim those wicks . . but not too much!
A candle with a trimmed wick can last up to 30% longer so make sure you keep the wick at about 1/4 inch or just over 1/2 a cm, when burning your candle. Trimmed wicks will also prevent the candle from producing soot and the vessel from becoming too hot. Don’t trim the wick too short though or the wax will extinguish the flame. No one likes a sad candle!
Never leave a burning candle unattended and always burn away from flammable material and open windows or draughts. Glasses and tins can become hot so wait until the candle has fully cooled before moving it. Never burn the candle all the way to the bottom – leave a small amount of wax in the jar to prevent base from overheating. For more information about candle care refer to the product care & safety page.
Why not?? If you know what you like, embrace it and fill every corner of your house with familiar and comforting scents.
Burning candles not only makes your house smell amazing, it can also create or evoke special memories triggered by the sense of smell.
Reuse and recycle candle vessels wherever possible. At the end of their lives, glass jars can be recycled in most curb side glass recycling and tins can be placed in your curb side mixed recycling. Always check with your local council first, as recycling rules will differ depending on your location.