Candle Care



To get the very best out of your candle there are a few tips we’d like to share with you.



Trimming the wick. Before you light your candle, and on each occasion, make sure you trim the wick to approximately 5mm. If the wick is too long the flame will be too big and will burn through the wax more quickly shortening the life of your candle. Trimming the wick also prevents black smoke and ensures the glass jar doesn't get too hot.


Blowing your candle out too soon. Not burning a candle for long enough can cause tunnelling. Once tunnelling occurs it will continue to tunnel and burn that way, shortening the life of the candle. Tunnelling also leaves the walls of wax weaker which could stifle the candle and may drown the wick completely.

Each time you light a candle, aim to let it burn for a minimum of 2-4 hours, or long enough to allow the wax to melt all the way across to reach the sides of the jar. Not only does this look better, as the candle burns down evenly, but it will help your candle to last as long as possible. Never burn for longer than 4 hours at a time and never burn a candle all the way down. We recommend that you stop using your candle when there is only 5mm of wax remaining at the bottom of the jar.

Hidden Draughts. You may notice the flame of your candle blowing to one side leaving wax on one side of the jar. If this happens, it may be that you are burning your candle in a draught that you may not have noticed. If this occurs, blow the candle out and move it to an alternative spot, re-light and enjoy a more even, cleaner burn.