Elegant and sophisticated, candles are the perfect finishing touch to any home’s decor, not only for their scent, but also for the cosy candlelight they throw.
Our candles are made with great care and love, so here are a few tips to keep them looking and working their best but also their safest.
Storing your candles
Store your candles in a cool dry place. Soy wax candles are sensitive to temperature and light (which can damage their performance) so keep them away from direct sunlight.
Storing candles for too long can affect the scent, so use your candles in a reasonable time to make the most of its fragrance.
Burning your candles
Candles burn best in still air, so make sure to light them in a well-ventilated room away from windows, doors or draught.
Before lighting trim the wick to 5mm. Long, or crooked wicks can create high flames, smoking, or sooting
Your first burn will set the candle memory: the size of the wax pool.
When you light your candle for the first time, do not extinguish until an even wax pool has formed (reaching the edge of the glass). This can take between 2-4 hours. Your candle will then burn evenly all the way down for the rest of its lifetime.
Remember to trim your wick before every lighting to avoid mushrooming which can result in unnecessary soot.
If soot forms on the inside of the container, extinguish the candle, wait for it to cool, then wipe with a clean damp cloth. Trim the wick and relight.
Extinguishing your candles
After extinguishing the flame with a snuffer, centre and straighten the wick. Then make sure there are no debris in the wax pool (match heads and wick remnants can lead to a candle flaring).
Blowing out your candle is never recommended as the molten wax can splatter and the wick may continue to glow and emit smoke.
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