YOUR CANDLE’S FIRST BURN
When lighting your candle for the first time, always allow the wax to burn so that it melts across the entire surface to the edges and pools to the edges of the container. This will effectively assist in preventing tunnelling and help promote an even burn for the duration of the candle’s life.
TRIMMING YOUR WICK
Try to ensure that your wick is always kept to 5mm long at all times. This helps prevent the flame from getting too large. It is recommended to trim the wick every 3 hours of burn time. When trimming, always extinguish the flame, let the candle cool down to room temperature, remove any wick debris and trim the wick before relighting.
It is suggested that after your candle is burning for three hours, allow the candle to cool for two hours before relighting.
Remember to also continually re-position your wick to keep it centred so as prevent the glass being exposed to heat from the wick flame.
PUTTING OUT YOUR CANDLE
Try to always use a proper candle snuffer to extinguish your candles as this will prevent the wick from moving and wax from spilling. This will also assist in maximising your burn times.
MAXIMISING YOUR SCENT THROW
In order to maximise fragrance scent throw in a room, keep doors and windows closed and burn for 30 minutes. Opening windows and doors will help the scent to disperse.
Never leave a burning candle unattended. Extinguish all candles when you leave a room or before going to sleep.
Don’t place a burning candle within two feet or 60cm of clothing, books, curtains or anything flammable.
Keep lit candles away from draughts, ceiling fans and any air currents. Any form of air current can cause uneven burning, smoking, diminish the scent throw and even decrease the burn time.
Trim the wick to 5mm each time the candle is lit. This helps prevent the flame from getting too large.
Keep candles out of reach of children and pets.
Place candle holders on a stable, heat-resistant surface that is sturdy and large enough to catch any melted wax.
Extinguish a candle if the flame gets too close to the candle holder or container.
Place burning candles at least 10cm apart from one another.
A burning candle should not be used as a nightlight.
A candle should not be burned for more than four hours at a time.
Do not burn the candle if the container is cracked, chipped, scratched or damaged in any way.
If the candle is burning correctly, it should be constant (not flickering), teardrop shaped and upright.
Never move a lit candle.
Container may become hot.
At the end of combustion always store candle in a cool dry place below 25 degrees Celsius and away from direct sunlight.