TRIM YOUR WICK BEFORE EVERY BURN!
Your wick should never be more than 1/4 inch in length.
Here is why:
- You have a controlled burn and not a wild flame.
- When the flame is too big or too chaotic you will get black soot.
- Your candle will not burn evenly.
- You will distort the fragrance.
- And MOST importantly you risk getting the glass on the vessel too hot and that can break or crack the jar. Now you have a big risk of fire and certainly a mess.
- Last but not least, you waste so much of the burn life when you burn it too hot.
BURNING YOUR CANDLE...
When should you stop burning your candle?
You really don't want to let all the wax burn completely out. Why? Because again once you have reached the bottom of the jar, you have a layer of glass between your counter top and flame, and you risk the wax getting too hot and breaking the jar or even burning the counter top.
We recommend when you can see the bottom of the jar because the wax is liquid, stop burning. This should be about 1/4 of an inch of wax in the bottom.
CANDLE CARE INSTRUCTIONS
Your first burn:
- Light the wick and allow to burn 3-4 hours. (This allows the proper melt pool to form.)
- Trim the wick so that it is ¼” long. You can use scissors or a wick trimmer.
- Make sure there is no debris or left over cut wick trimmings in or on your candle.
- Light the wick.
- Make sure the wick remains centered as it burns.
- Never leave a candle burning unattended.
- If the wick creeps to one side, blow out the candle and re-center the wick with tweezers. Allow to completely cool before relighting.
- Keep lit candles away from any décor (curtains) and flammable material.
- Never burn a candle for more than 4 hours at a time. Really try to keep the burn time closer to 2-3 hours (no matter the size of your candle)
If you follow these instructions you will be able to enjoy your candle longer and save yourself some money.