Candle Care Guide
The first time you light and burn your new candle really sets the stage for how well the candle will perform throughout its life.
When lighting for the first time, burn the candle until wax melts across the entire surface up to the sides of vessel as this will prevent tunnelling, and create an even burn for the duration of the candle's 'life'. This may take up to 2-4 hours, but we promise it will make your candle last longer.
Our biggest recommendation for the first burn, is to make sure that the pool of melted wax reaches the edges of your candle before you extungiush the flame. We generally aim for the wax pool to be about 1cm deep at the edges before we put it out.
It is important to maintain a short wick to get the most out of your candle. We recommend trimming the wick of your candle before every lighting. The wick only needs to be approximately 6mm in length, this length will avoid mushrooming which can result in unnecessary soot. Shorter wicks help control the size of the flame allowing you to get the most time out of your candle.
The First Burn
Let the wax pool reach the edges of the candle the first time you light it. Burn the candle for roughly one hour for every inch the candle is wide. If the candle is very wide, only trim the wick to 8mm before the first burn. It is worth repeating this burning technique every once in a while to keep the wax open and even
How to clean soot build-up
If soot forms on the inside of the vessel, extinguish candle, wait for it to cool, then wipe with a clean damp cloth. Trim wick and relight.
Keep the wax pool free of wick trimmings, matches and debris at all times.