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CANDLE CARE 101

by John April on November 21, 2021

THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO YOUR BURNING BASICS

 

This is your complete guide on burning candles correctly. We'll teach you all you need to know about candles, even things you didn't know existed. Do you have trouble getting your candle to burn all the way? Or are you looking for ways to make your beauty last longer? Prepare yourself because this tutorial will break it all down for you and provide you with some fresh ideas.

CANDLE 101: GUIDE TO BURNING YOUR CANDLE PROPERLY

Dedicated flame lovers may already know this, but you should follow these three basic candle rules to ensure that your candle burns evenly: trim, centre, and wait.

 

 

1. TRIMMING YOUR WICK

Do yourself a favor and trim your wick 1/4" inch before each burn. You can use a wick trimmer or even a pair of scissors. This will ensure that your candle burns a little longer and safer. We hand cut each candle wick before delivery so your first burn should be ok but make sure to keep it cut after, if it gets too long. Optimal wick length should be under a centimeter. It is helpful to do this before you light your candle as you don't want the debris to fall into the wax when it is lit. 

 

 

2. CENTER YOUR WICK

Making sure your wick is centered will allow for frictionless fragrance throw. You can do this quickly before each burn by gently guiding the wick back into place towards the center of the candle. Keeping your candle wick centered ensures that your candle will burn evenly throughout and not burn more on one side. This is important because if your wick gets too long or out of place, it could cause the glass to heat too quickly on one side and crack. 

 

3. RELAX AND WAIT UNTIL YOUR CANDLE IS FULLY MELTED

🔥 ATTENTION! 🔥 This is by far the most important phase. Wait at least 2-3 hours, or until the wax pool liquefies to the edge of your glass, before lighting your candle for the first time. You can blow out the candle once the wax pool on the top has entirely melted.

What makes this the most crucial? This is due to the fact that if you blow out a candle too soon, the wax will have "memory" and will remain in this position for the duration of the burn.

Your candle's memory ring will continue to tunnel downwards for the duration of the candle's life. A fair rule of thumb is to burn the candle for one hour per inch of vessel diameter.

 

 

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