Who knew there could be so many rules while burning a candle! We want to make sure you get the most out of your candle, both longevity and scent. Follow the below guidelines to help you get the best experience possible.
1. Melt Pool
The first burn should be long enough until the candle has reached a full melt pool (melted wax reaches all the way to the edges of the jar/tin). This will allow the candle to evenly burn every time, rather than creating a wax tunnel (leaves wasted wax on the outer edges of the jar/tin). Do not burn your candles more than 4 hours at a time and stop use when only 1/2" wax remains. This will prevent your jar/tin from overheating.
2. Trim Your Wick
Trim your wick to around 1/4" before every burn. A wick trimmer works great but you could also use a scissors.
If your candle has a very weak flame or extinguishes right away, your wick may be too short and is getting drowned by the wax. Extinguish the flame and pour out some of the melted wax. You can also roll up a paper towel and soak up some of the melted wax.
If your candle has a very large flame with black smoke or is dancing vigorously, your wick may be too long. This will cause your candle to over-burn and won't last as long. It is also a fire hazard! This is a sign that you need to extinguish your candle and trim your wick.
3. Read Your Labels
We want each and every one of you to burn your candles safely. Please read your warning label on the bottom of your candles.