First of all, don’t ever leave a burning candle unattended. Fire can be very dangerous,
so be safe and smart with candles and be sure to extinguish them before you leave the house or go to bed.
Each burn is just as important as the FIRST
The first time you burn any candle, let it burn until it reaches the edge of the container. With our standard boutique spa glass container,on average it will take about 2-3 hours. This will not only maximize the fragrance throw, but also help avoid “tunneling”—where the candle burns down the middle, leaving wax around the edges.
Trim your Wicks
Trimming the wick to 1/4” before burning helps ensure a smaller, safer flame and less soot. Try trimming your candle with nail clippers, the width of your littlest finger is a good guide to the correct length.
Your candle will come to you with a quarter-inch unlit wick. If you ever receive a candle that has a longer wick, trim your wick to a quarter-inch before lighting the candle. You always want to re-trim your wick to a quarter-inch following a burn, making sure that you remove any part of the wick that has become bulbous. When your wick gets too long, the flame gets bigger and the long wick tends to curl over, displacing the flame from the center of the candle so that it ends up closer to one side. Also, shorter wicks are safer because it keeps the flame smaller. Be careful not to trim your wick too short or you might not be able to re-light your candle.
Keep your candles away from drafts, open windows, and fans. A draft will usually increase the size of the flame and blow the flame sideways, causing the candle to burn unevenly. Be sure that candles are set on level surfaces so that the wax will burn evenly.
Allow Your Candle to Burn for at Least 2 Hour
Don’t light your candle unless you have at least 2 hours for it to burn. You want to burn your candle long enough that that wax is completely liquid for about a quarter-inch from the top. This will greatly increase your burn time and prolong the life of the candle. Make sure that you don’t extinguish your candle before you get that beautiful liquid wax all the way to the edge of the glass.
Avoid Candle Smoke When Extinguishing
Don’t like the smoke when you blow out the candle? Simply put the wood lid that your candle came with and it will extinguish on its own. If you no longer have the lid, use a snuffer or an old butter knife. If sing a knife, gently push the wick over into the melted wax for a second until the flame goes out, and then guide the wick back into an upright position. That last step is important—otherwise, your wick will be buried when the wax dries.
Re-Use Your Candle Glass or Recycle Then With Us For Credit
Once you’ve burned your candle, you can easily give your candle-holder a second life by cleaning it out and removing the label and wick sticker. Wash with hot water and soap then run it through the dishwasher and you will end up with a very clean glass. Save 10 candle glass holders and lids, email us and let us know. We will send you a label to return the glass to us with a discount code for 25% off your next order.