Top Candle Care Tips, Tricks & Techniques

Candles need care to assist in promoting an even burn for the duration of the candle’s life. See below our top 6 tips, tricks and techniques on how to keep your candle healthy and maximise its use. 


1. Your First Burn is Important

When you first light your candle, always allow for the wax to fully melt on the surface. This will assist in prevent tunnelling and promote an even burn.

 

2. Avoid Direct Light & Hot Temperatures

Candle waxes and fragrances are sensitive to both temperature and light, so try to be careful when storing candles. Try to always store your candles in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight. This will always help protect it from discolouration and fading.

 

3. Trim the Wick

Try to ensure that your wick is always kept to 5mm long at all times. We recommend trimming the wick every 3 hours of burn time. When trimming, always extinguish the flame, let the candle cool down to room temperature, remove any wick debris and trim the wick before relighting.

Try to avoid burning candles for more than three hours in one sitting. We suggest that after burning a candle for three hours, you should allow the candle to cool for two hours before relighting.

 

4. Extinguishing the Wick

To extinguish the candle flame, use a snuffer or carefully dip the wick into melted wax and then straighten to prevent smoking and prevent hot wax splatter. Try to avoid blowing candle flames out and do not extinguish with water as this can cause containers to break. 

 

5. Blackened Edges of Glass

If your candle glass starts to blacken with use, remember to keep the wick trimmed. Also always wait until after the candle is extinguished and cooled before removing the black marks with a dry paper towel.

 

6. Maximising your Scent Throw

In order to maximise fragrance scent throw in a room, keep doors and windows closed and burn for 30 minutes. Opening windows and doors will help the scent to disperse.