Candle Care Essentials

To ensure your candles burn beautifully every time, a little TLC goes a long way. Start by trimming the wick to about a quarter-inch before each lighting. This helps prevent excessive soot and ensures a clean, even burn. When you light your candle, let it burn long enough to create a full melt pool across the entire surface. This not only prevents tunneling but also releases the candle's full fragrance potential. Finally, always keep your candles away from drafts to maintain a steady, even burn and protect the integrity of your candle's scent and appearance.

Safety First

While indulging in the cosy ambiance of candles, safety should always be a priority. Never leave a burning candle unattended, and always place it on a heat-resistant surface away from flammable materials. Opt for candle snuffers or gently blowing out the flame to extinguish it, avoiding any wax splatter. With these candle care essentials, you can enjoy the soothing glow and captivating scents of your candles while ensuring they last longer and burn better.


How do I properly trim a candle wick?

To maintain a clean burn, trim the wick to approximately 1/4 inch before each use. This helps prevent excessive soot and ensures an even, steady flame.

What's the best way to extinguish a candle safely?

Use a candle snuffer or gently blow out the flame. Avoid blowing the candle, as this can lead to wax splattering. It's also essential to never use water to extinguish a candle.

How can I prevent tunneling in my candles?

To avoid tunneling (when a candle burns down the center and leaves wax on the sides), allow the candle to burn long enough during the first use to create an even pool of melted wax across the entire surface.

Are there any safety precautions I should follow when using candles?

Always burn candles on a stable, heat-resistant surface, away from drafts, flammable objects, and out of the reach of children and pets. Never leave a burning candle unattended.

What should I do if my candle produces excessive smoke or soot?

If your candle is creating a significant amount of smoke or soot, extinguish it, trim the wick, and ensure it's placed away from drafts. Using quality, well-maintained candles and proper trimming can help minimise smoke and soot.

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