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Candle Guide and Safety

Safe Burning Tips

Always keep your burning candle in sight and on a flat, heat-resistant surface when lit. Keep the candle away from small children, pets or materials that can catch fire easily.

Try not to move your candle while it is burning or still hot. Be aware that pouring or removing liquid wax from the vessel can cause the wick to extinguish and affect the way the candle burns.

Candles in metal containers can get especially hot so be sure to have them on heat-resistant surfaces to avoid tarnishing and discolouration.

Pillar candles need to be burned on a tray to avoid any damage to furniture as they will melt freely as they burn.

Wick care and treatment

If your candle flame ever grows over 2.5cm or starts to smoke, carefully extinguish it and allow the wick and wax to cool, and trim the wick to 0.5-0.75cm high. Make sure to remove the wick trimmings as they can discolour the wax.

When to stop burning the candle

When there is approximately 1cm of wax remaining at the bottom of the jar extinguish the wick. Our jars can be used for several different things, as the are quite pretty so if you are able to, try and clean it out and use it to store something to help limit waste.

Wooden wicks

Wooden wicks tend to crackle and sound like a mini fireplace making them quite therapeutic. Be sure to trim your wick with a wick trimmer or nail clippers if you notice there is quite a bit of charred wood or the candle isn't staying lit. 

Large Pillar Candles

As much as every effort has been taken to ensure that the candles don't drip on the first burn, this cannot always be guaranteed due to to their handmade nature and the type of natural wax that we use. The best way we have found for our candles to not drip is to burn them for around 2 hours max the first time which allows for a good melt pool. When you come back to the candle for the second burn it will then start to burn downwards and allow for walls to build which will stop the dripping. If at any point you see that the walls are starting to look a little thin, blow out the candle allow it cool a little and gently mould the sides inwards. Doing this will ensure that you get the best burn time for your candle.