Candle Burning Tips

So just how do you burn a candle evenly without soot or leftover wax?

Firstly we’ve already set you off on the right foot by hand making your candle using natural soyabean (vegetable) wax and the finest vegan friendly fragrances- two ingredients that work together to give your candle an even, cleaner burn with fabulous scent throw and good burn time. Now you need to do your bit!

Put the candle in a safe and sensible place. Find a flat and heat/fire resistance surface away from any flammable materials (like your curtains!), vibrations, keep your candle wax free from foreign debris (matches, wick cuttings) and definitely out of reach of any kids and pets!

Keep out of the draft! You also don’t want your candle sat in any major drafts - a dancing flame may look pretty but with the heat being pushed all over the place it is one of the quickest routes to a tunnelling candle!

Trim the wick! A wick that is too long puts you on the road to a collapsed or drowned wick and increases the risk of sooting so before each burn we recommend trimming the wick to a ¼ of an inch (about 5mm).

Light your candle BUT

Watch your burn time! On the first burn make sure that candle is left burning for 3 - 4 hours for our jar and large tumbler candles! Candles are smarter than they look and remember where they burned up to, they’re also lazy so the candle won’t burn any further than it did on its first very burn! Basically, if you blow your candle out too early and the melt pool around the wick is small, you’re going to be left we a fair bit of wax so allow it to burn so the wax melts all the way to the edge of the jar. Our smaller votive candles require a first burn time of around 2 hours and with wax melts, well there is no such problem with wax melts so burn those for as long as you like! We recommend burning our everyday jar candles for a maximum of 4 hours at a time. Do not burn the candle if there is less than 1cm of wax left in the glass.

Ta da!

Follow the above and should have yourself a perfect candle that burns and smells fantastic! Of course, if you do happen to notice anything unusual about the way your candle is burning then extinguish it immediately - it’s safety first folks!

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