Candle Burning

While a traditional candle simply requires that you light the wick to release the fragrance, proper care and maintenance is also needed in order to get the most out your scented candle experience.

Prior to the initial burn of your candle the wick may or may not have been trimmed to the proper length. Candles containing a cotton style wick should be trimmed to approximately 1/8 - 1/4 inch.

A candle with a wick that is too long will burn with a very large flame, flicker excessively, burn too fast, and will cause the container to become too hot and increase the risk of injury or fire.
Additionally, the wick will mushroom and produce carbon and soot to the container and surrounding area.

When burning a candle for the first time, you should also allow the wax pool to melt across the entire surface of the container. A good rule to follow is that for every 1 inch diameter of the the container burn the candle for 1hr. 
For example: a 3 inch diameter candle should burn for a minimum of 3 hrs allowing the wax pool sufficient time to reach the edge before extinguishing to prevent tunneling.

Listed below is some additional information to properly care for your scented candle.

Additional Information

  • Always keep wax pool free from wick trimmings, dust and debris
  • Do not blow out flame to avoid splattering the wax, always use a snuffer to extinguish the candle.
  • Always use caution when touching or moving candle as a lit candle is very hot and remains hot for sometime after extinguishing.
  • Always keep a lit candle away from drafts, ceiling fans, air vents or air currents to avoid excessive smoke, sooting, an uneven burn and a diminished scent.
  • Discontinue use when wax has reached 1/2" from the bottom of the jar.
  • Always keep lit candles out of reach of children and pets at all times.
  • NEVER leave a burning candle unattended.