Candle Care information

Candle care instructions and Tips.

To get the most our of your candles, we recommend that you follow the candle care instructions below.
For ceramic pot candles first burn, let it burn for a while. You want to ensure the entire surface of the candle melts before you put it out. If you don't, your candle could end up with a rim of solid wax that never ends up melting. When this happens it is called tunneling. If you want all the wax in your candle to burn, let it burn evenly before you put it out.
  • Before EACH AND EVERY burn, ensure to trim the wick to 5mm.
If you want a clean, even burn, make sure your candle's wick is the right length. This might require some trimming. Before you light your candle, double-check your wick's length. If it's longer than the recommended 5mm, use scissors (or a wick trimmer) to neatly trim it. Try to be as precise as you can. A too-short wick can get lost in a sea of melted wax and fail to light. A too long wick can create too big of a flame, flickering, and extra smoke.
  • For pillar candles, always ensure to place your candle on a heatproof flat dish or candle plate before burning to collect the wax drippings.
  • Keep your candle in a draught free area.
Wind can cause your candle to burn unevenly, which can lead to tunneling. Keep the candle away from air vents, windows, or drafts, if you notice the flame flickering, or it appears to be tunneling, move the candle to a place with less air movement.
  • Never leave a burning candle unattended.
  • Keep your candle away from flowers, curtains, and anything that can catch on fire.
  • Keep away from children and pets.
Be sure your candle is on a steady, heat-resistant surface before you light it. Otherwise, you may damage your furniture. And of course, keep your candle away from flammable objects—and away from any kids or pets who might knock it over.
  • Always put your candle out after use.
When it comes time to put out your candle, do so carefully. You can invest in a proper candle snuffer.  Blowing a candle out works, but should be done carefully, Be gentle, using only the amount of air needed. If you blow too hard, you can cause wax to splatter everywhere—wasting your wax and creating a mess for you to clean up.
  • Never burn your candle for more than 4 hours at a time.
Our Ceramic pot candles are designed to be burned for 3-4 hours at a time. If you go too short, your candle may tunnel, or it may not smell very fragrant. Fragrance is emitted via evaporation from the pool of hot wax, So the larger the hot wax pool, the more it can emit. If you go too long, your candle may get too hot, and its wax may get too thin. The heat can damage some of the fragrance oils in your candle, and the thin wax can cause your candle to put off soot.