Our Candle Handling Guide
How To Care For Your Candle
Never extinguish the flame with the lid
It is not recommended to extinguish a candle flame with a lid because it can cause the flame to smoke and produce soot. Additionally, when a candle is extinguished with a lid, the heat and gases produced by the flame can become trapped, causing the wax to melt and pool, which can potentially cause the candle to overheat and even start a fire.
Trim the wick before relighting
Trimming the wick before relighting a candle helps to control the flame and prevent soot buildup. A wick that is too long can cause the candle to burn too hot and produce excess soot, mushrooming of the wick, and carbon build-up. Trimming the wick to 1/4 inch ensures a clean and steady burn. Additionally, this will also extend the life of the candle.
Burn for a minimum of 2.5 hours maximum of 4 hours
Allowing the candle to burn a minimum of 2 to 2.5 hours will give the wick enough time to form a full melt pool (wax from edge to edge). Extinguishing a candle flame before a full melt pool occurs will result in the tunneling of the candle.
Do not burn the candle longer than 4 hours at a time. By this point, a full melt pool has occurred and soot/carbon buildup has formed on the wick (inevitable for all wicks). Extinguishing the flame at this mark will prevent candle cracks, and breakage, extend the life and prevent fires.
The right room/area to burn a candle
Our eco-friendly soy wax candles burn best in snug environments ex. bedrooms, bathrooms, and kitchens. To extend the life of the candle, it is best to burn in low draft rooms away from open windows. Drafter air can cause the flame on the wick to burn faster & less steadily. This results in overheating and faster burn times.