Candle Burning Tips
1. Trim the wick before each use.
Trim the wick to approximately 1/4 inch every time you light the candle. Trimmed wicks create a cleaner, brighter burn. Untrimmed wicks cause sooty flames and smoke marks to appear on the inside walls of the candle vessel.
2. MELT THE WAX TO THE VESSEL WALLS EACH TIME
This takes approximately four hours the first burn and two hours each subsequent burn. This 'melt pool' helps the candle burn clear across each time, maximizing your fragrance and total burn time.
If you extinguish the flame too early, the melt pool will 'tunnel', making it harder to trim the wick, leaving unconsumed wax on the sides of the vessel, and decreasing overall life of the candle.
3. Burn your candle for a maximum of 4 hours at a time.
Burning a candle too long can create a deep melt pool that cannot support the wick. As a result, the wick may fall over into the melt pool and be extinguished. The wick is then submerged in the wax once it solidifies, making it impossible to light again.
5. Keep the candle away from drafts.
Avoid burning your candle near open windows, fans, or air conditioners. Moving air creates a sooty flame, which coats the vessel walls, and can also initiate tunneling of the melt pool.