Candle Care Guide

Candle Care Guide

Candles need to be treated well to ensure they live up to their full potential. The burning time of each candle can be dramatically shortened if they are not cared for as suggested.

Before Burning

Ensure wicks are trimmed regularly. They must not exceed 1cm as long and uneven wicks can emit smoke, cause rapid or irregular burning as well as dripping.

During Burning

Refrain from burning the candle for longer than is written on the instructions attached with the candle. Ensure all wicks are lit and wait until the whole surfaces becomes liquidised before extinguishing your candle. General guidance is to burn for at least 2 hours and no more than 3 hours on the first-time burn and for up to 1 hour for future burns.

After Burning

Before the wax solidifies, reposition the wicks vertically to their original place and clean the inside of the candle to avoid the appearance of soot.

Candle Storage and Cleaning

Store candles in a cool, dry place, preferably flat to prevent warping and out of direct sunlight or harsh indoor lighting, as this can cause fading. Dust, fingerprints and any dirt that has gathered on your candle, can be removed by gently rubbing the surface with a piece of nylon or a damp soft cloth. To tackle tougher stains, such as wax drippings, run hot water over the surface to soften the wax and scrape to remove excess residue.

Safety Instructions

  • Never leave a burning unattended and keep out of reach of children and pets.
  • Be sure the candle holder is placed on a stable, heat-resistant surface. • Refrain from burning a candle on or near flammable objects.
  • Always leave at least 10 cm between burning candles.
  • Avoid burning candles in glass vessels that has not been specifically designed to hold candles. These may not able to withstand the changing temperatures that take place when they are lit.
  • Extinguish candles when they get within two inches of their holders or decorations.
  • Keep the wax pool clear of matches and other debris to avoid flaring.
  • Avoid hot wax spattering by holding your finger in front of the flame whilst blowing, the air will then go around your finger and extinguish the flame on both sides. Please ensure you check any instructions that are provided with each specific candle to achieve the best results.

Please ensure you check any instructions that are provided with each specific candle to achieve the best results.