Candle Care: A guide to a great candle experience

So you’ve got your candle! Awesome! Now how do you ensure you have a great burn and candle experience? That’s where we come in. Consider this a guide to curating an amazing candle experience. 

Wooden wicks are great as they burn cleaner, longer and disperse more scent, however they require a bit of care. Our guide below will assist you in ensuring the best burn every time!

Candle Tip 1: Trim and Light Your Wick
Trim wick to ¼ of an inch before each burn to promote an even burn, steady flame and limit sooting of wick. Light your wick at one end and allow the flame to flow across the wick.
When lighting for the first time, burn for 2-4 hours to create an even burn for the duration of the candle’s ‘life’. 
Note: It’s important to make sure your first burn develops a melt pool all the way to the edge of the vessel to prevent tunneling.

Candle Tip 2: Maximize Hot Scent Throw
What is hot scent throw? Scent throw is described as the strength of a candle's fragrance. Hot throw is how much aroma is given off after a candle has been lit.
To maximize hot throw, burn in desired space for 30 mins with the door closed. Open doors to disperse scent.

Candle Tip 3: Fragrance Preservation
To preserve the fragrance, do not burn your candle more than 4 hours at a time.

Candle Tip 4: Burn Tips
Be careful when touching a lit candle. Always burn candles within sight and place on a flat, heat-resistant surface while lit.  Remember to keep your candle free of debris, away from drafts, children, pets, materials that can catch fire, and other heat sources.
Never move a hot or burning candle. Moving a hot or lit candle may result in wax liquid spillage from the vessel that may cause the wick to extinguish and affect the future burn quality of the candle.

Candle Tip 5: Extinguish Your Flame
  • The Bell Method (Snuff it out). A candle snuffer is a small metal, bell shaped hat that suffocates the flame once you cover the flame with it. This method reduces the scent of smoke as well. This is our preferred method.
  • Blow it out. Be careful not to discourse wax while blowing.

  • Candle Tip 6: Candle Storage
    Always store your candles in a cool, dark and dry place. Avoid placing your candles where they will be directly exposed to sunlight or harsh indoor lighting.

    Candle Tip 7: When to stop burning
    Feel free to place your candle on a candle warmer once you’ve reached ¼ inch of wax in the vessel. Never burn your candle passed ¼’ of was as the flame will heat the bottom of the jar. This ensures the vessel does not get too hot and prevents potential damage. 

    Enjoy your candle!