Candles care

Proper candle care is important to ensure optimal performance, safety, and longevity. Here are some candle care tips:

  1. Trim the Wick: Before each use, trim the candle wick to about ¼ inch (0.6 cm) to prevent excessive smoking, soot, and uneven burning. Long or curled wicks can cause the flame to become too large and may lead to candle tunneling or dripping.

  2. Allow the Wax to Pool: During the first burn, allow the candle to burn long enough for the entire surface of the wax to melt into a pool. This helps prevent tunneling and ensures an even burn for future use.

  3. Burn in a Draft-Free Area: Place the candle in a draft-free area to prevent uneven burning, excessive flickering, and potential fire hazards. Drafts can cause the flame to fluctuate and may lead to an uneven wax melt.

  4. Use a Candle Snuffer: Extinguish the candle flame using a candle snuffer instead of blowing it out. This helps prevent hot wax from splattering and reduces smoke.

  5. Avoid Burning for Long Periods: It's generally recommended to burn candles for no longer than 4 hours at a time. This helps prevent overheating and ensures the candle lasts longer.

  6. Keep the Candle Clean: Remove any debris, such as wick trimmings or match remnants, from the candle before lighting it. This prevents potential hazards and keeps the candle looking tidy.

  7. Use a Candle Holder: Place the candle on a heat-resistant surface or in a suitable candle holder to protect the surface underneath from heat and prevent accidental fires.

  8. Store Candles Properly: When not in use, store candles in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight and heat sources. This helps preserve their quality and prevents melting or warping.

  9. Follow Manufacturer's Instructions: Always read and follow the specific instructions provided by the candle manufacturer. Different candles may have unique care requirements based on their composition and design.

By following these candle care tips, you can enhance your candle's performance, ensure its safety, and enjoy a longer-lasting and more enjoyable candle experience.

Most common problems

Getting stuck in candle tunneling is a common reason why people fail to use their candles.

This occurs when the candle's center; which is the right portion of the wax, burns down and leaves a band of wax around its outer surface.

This can occur with any type of candles.

Avoid the problem

To avoid this unfortunately common issue,

make sure you burn candles in warm and draft-free environments,

trim your wicks to no longer than 0,5 - 1 cm with a candle wick trimmer before lighting them.

Smaller flames burn more evenly and are less likely to cause tunneling.

Candles memory's

The first burn is crucial and sets the stage for how the candle will melt. Because wax has memory,

the first burn is so important if you only leave the candle lit long enough to form a small tunnel the first time you use it,

it may never create a pool that extends all the way to the edge of the container.

Even if you only create a small tunnel, the sax in the tunnel will melt first the next time you use the candle because it is softer than the rest of the candle.