How to use and maintain candles?

Here are a few tips to prolong your candle lifetime and improve your burning experience!

1. Trim the wick

Both wooden and cotton wicks need to be trimmed to 5mm before lighting them up.

Wick trimmer is a convenient tool to do that, but it can also be achieve with simple nail scissors.

A trimmed wick will ensure a smooth burn and a longer burn time.

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2. Find a safe place

Best place to burn the candle is a heat resistant surface. For example, a ceramic or a jesmonite tray.

3. Light up and enjoy

Use long matches to light up the candle or a gas/electric igniter.

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4. Wait until the wax surface melts

Before putting out the candle wait until the whole wax surface melts.

This way you will avoid candle "tunnelling" when wax remains on the sides of the container.

Typically it takes 2-3 hours for the wax surface to melt but it may vary based on the size and shape of the candle.

Nepilnai išsilygęs vaško paviršius - dar negesinti
Wax pool hasn't melted yet
Pilnai išsilydęs vaško paviršius - galima gesinti
Wax pool has melted - safe to put out
5. Put it out

Use candle snuffer to put out a wooden wick candle.

Alternatively, a cotton wick candle can be put out using a wick dipper: by bending the wick into the wax and back.

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For prolonged periods when candle is not in use, cover it with the lid for dust protection.

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What are candle safety tips?
  • Burn candle within sight at all times
  • Keep out of the reach of children and pets
  • Never burn a candle on or near anything that can catch fire
  • Remove all packaging before burning
  • Place on temperature safe surface to avoid heat damage
  • Keep away from drafts
  • Keep wax pool free of debris
  • Do not burn candles for more than 4 hours at a time
  • Discontinue use when ¼’’ of wax remains
  • Do not use water or any other liquid to extinguish your candle