Take a look here to get the most out of your candle. Our candles are designed to reach a burn time of around 45 hours.
Trimming the wick. Keeping an eye on the wick of your candle is essential for ensuring an clean burn. Trim the wick to 5mm in order to maintain a longer candle life, a steady burn and avoid black smoke. Occasionally the wick will form a mushroom, where the wick ends in a rounded shape. This should be cut off when cool so the flame remains constant and contained. Make sure the wick does not curl over into the wax, as this will discolour the wax.
Keeping an even burn. The first time you burn your candle, it should be for 2-3 hours, or until the entire surface of the candle is coated in melted wax. This will set the candle up to burn evenly and prevent candle tunnelling, where large amounts of wax are left on the side of the jar. Furthermore, don't burn the candle near a draught or close to a heat source.
When to stop burning.Leave about 1cm and then stop burning. Do not burn you candle all the way to the bottom as the flame will get bigger and become dangerous as debris can ignite. Even if a fire doesn’t ignite, the low-level of wax in the jar increases the likelihood of the flame brushing against the sides and the bottom. If the glass gets hot enough, it could shatter.
Candle Surface. Remove any impurities from the surface of the wax, such as wax and wick fragments, before burning. Also, ensure there are no water drops on the surface of the candle before burning, as this will cause the flame to crackle and spit. Straighten the wick when cool if needed.
Multiple candles. If you are burning more than one candle at a time, keep them at least 2cm apart.
SAFETY. Keep your candle on a flat, stable, heat resistant surface. Take care when putting a candle on a marble or glass surface as when the hot base of the candle comes into contact with the cold surface, the glass may crack.