Crafting a candle involves a significant amount of time and effort, and it's not a straightforward process of combining wick, wax, and fragrance. Meticulous research and extensive testing are necessary to ensure optimal performance.

Here are our top tips to prolong the lifespan of your candles:

Never skip reading the important information on the safety label and card inside the box

The safety label can be found on the back of the candle box, on the underside of the vessel or on our website, which contains important information, including:

  • Ingredients used to create your favourite fragrance
  • Instructions on handling your candle with care 
  • Precautions to take and hazards to be aware of

The first (and most important) burn

Let your candle burn for at least 3 hours the first time you light it to allow the wax to melt to the edges of the container, establishing the required size of the melt pool. This will help to achieve maximum burn time and prevent your candle from tunnelling downwards.

Did you know? Candles have quite the memory, and its first light sets the boundaries of how it's going to burn until the wick is gone. Making sure you get a memory burn that's top-notch is crucial to preventing any tunnelling, wax wastage or ruined scent throw. Remember, first impressions are everything, even for candles! 

Candle upkeep

Candle maintenance is important to ensure maximum performance. After burning, be sure to:

  • Remove debris from the wax surface once your candle has cooled to avoid reignition
  • Trim the wick(s) to 5mm before relighting - a long wick can produce smoke and sooting, a short wick can impact the burn

Wax on, wax off

Don't worry if a thin layer of wax clings to the edge of your container - it will melt down as the candle burns and all wax will be consumed!

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