Please keep the following tips in mind for a better candle-burning experience.
The first burn is the most important. You must allow the candle to burn long enough to completely melt to the edge of the glass and create a full melt pool. This prevents tunneling. Our 5-ounce candles should be burned for 2-3 hours and the 11-ounce candle should be burned for 3-4 hours on the first burn.
A well-placed candle will burn better and last longer. Avoid placing your candles by drafts, windows, vents, or air currents. This will help prevent rapid or uneven burning.
Always trim the wick to ¼ inch before each burn cycle. If you continue to light the candle without trimming the wick first, you are allowing the wick to accumulate carbon buildup. Excessive carbon buildup will create black soot around the edges of the vessel. This is not the proper way to burn a candle.
When you trim your wick, tilt the candle to the side and allow the burned wick to fall into the trash or napkin, etc. If the burned wick falls into the candle, remove the debris before lighting it.
Do not trim your wicks when standing on the carpet. The carbon from the wick can stain your carpet.
Avoid trimming wicks with your fingers by pinching the wicks. The carbon will stain your fingers, clothes, and furniture.
Do not burn candles for more than 4 hours at a time. After 4 hours, you need to extinguish the flame, wait an hour or two for the candle to solidify completely, trim the wick and relight. You will still be able to smell and enjoy the lasting aromas of the candle while the candle solidifies.
Always burn candles on a safe, heat-resistant surface. Do not place and burn candles on or near flammable material.
If smoking occurs, extinguish the candle, allow the candle to cool, and trim the wick to ¼” before relighting.
Do not burn a candle all the way down. Discontinue burning a candle when ¼” of wax remains as there may not be enough wax in the jar to retain the heat of the flame. When the silver wick tab at the bottom of the vessel is exposed, this is a clear indication it is time to stop burning the candle. There will be a meniscal amount of wax left at the bottom of the vessel, you can remove the wax with a paper towel and place it in your wax melter.
Please send us an email if you have questions about candle-burning safety.