March 21, 2022
The Basics and Must-Know Guide for Candle Care
Candle Burning Tips
1. Your First Burn is Your Most Important
- Make sure you the first time you burn your candle, you allow the wax on top to completely be melted before you blow it out. If you let the wax pool at the top before blowing it out, you will prevent a dip or "memory" where the wax dries for your next burn. If you don't allow it to pool at the top, the candle will create a tunnel downward throughout the life of your candle.
2. Trim Your Wick
- Once you blow out that first flame, the next time you want to have the amazing scent of travel fill your home, make sure your trim first! Grab a wick trimmer and trim your wick 1/4" to 1/8" before each burn. By doing this, it will ensure your candle and wick to last longer, and prevent dripping or flaring as well. The best length of your wick should always be under a centimeter.
3. Center Your Wick
- After each trim, make sure to gently re-center your wick to ensure even burning and fragrance throw. Additionally, if your wick gets too long or it is too out of place - the glass can heat too fast on one side and potentially even crack.
1. Caution While Burning
- Make sure to burn away from children, pets and flammables (like furniture, curtains, blankets, books, clothes, carpets, etc.).
- Don't leave your candle unattended or burning while asleep.
- Make sure to not touch or move your burning candle to avoid burning yourself.
- Be cautious of the hot liquid wax.
- Be aware of the height of your candle flame - if it is burning too high or flickering, blow it out, trim the wick and re-light.
2. Storing Your Candle
- Keep your candle stored in a cool and dry place to prevent discoloration or change in appearance. Our candles are made from natural waxes, free from dyes and additives, so they are likely to be affected by direct sunlight.
3. Length of Burn
- We recommend burning your candle only up to 4-5 hours at a time. To properly let the wax settle and cool, wait an additional 2 hours before burning again.
- When extinguishing your candle, we recommend getting a candle snuffer to avoid splattering wax. Do not use water. Make sure your candle is completely out before leaving it unattended. Remember, it will be hot and the wax will be liquified, so make sure to let it cool before moving it.
4. How Do I Know When My Candle is Finished?
- When there's less than 1/4" of wax left in your vessel, it's time to stop burning. You risk causing heat damage to the bottom of your vessel once you get to this point. Try repurposing your vessel to keep it sustainable!
1. What does it mean if my candle tunnels?
- Candle tunnels form due to not burning the candle until the wax pools fully at the top. These are also called "memory rings". To prevent a tunnel, you must allow your candle to pool completely at the top before extinguishing it. If you do not, your candle will "remember" where it left off and continue to tunnel down for the rest of the life of the candle. You can work on fixing his by burning longer the next time you light your candle so that it pools enough to reach the edge all the way around.
2. Why are there bubbles forming in my candle?
- Bubbles may form due to the environment and temperature of where you place it. No need to worry - this will not impact the quality or lifespan of your candle!
3. Why is there liquid on the top of my candle wax?
- The liquid at the top of your candle can also be referred to "sweating". Sweating can be the cause of extreme temperature change when it comes to soy and fragrance oil candles like ours. There is no need to worry if you see this.
4. Why did my candle wax discolor?
- Discoloration can be a result of change in temperature or light exposure due to the makeup of our candles. There is no need for concern if you see a change of color.