Candle Care

Tips for burning your candle

If used correctly our candles will provide you with a beautiful clean burn – here are some tips to help you with this as soy wax performs differently to more commonly used paraffin wax:

The first time you light the candle let it burn until the wax has melted edge to edge, failure to do so will result in your candle tunnelling. This is because soy wax has what is called a ‘memory’ – meaning when you light a soy candle for the first time, then extinguish it, the next time you burn it , the candle will melt across as far as it did the first time.

Keep the wick trimmed to 5mm at all times. The wick should be trimmed after every 2 hours of burn time. If your wick doesn’t appear to be burning very well on first lighting, extinguish the flame, trim the top of the wick and relight it.

Due to  the nature of soy wax , light your  candle for no longer than 2 1/2 hrs at a time. Once extinguished the scent will still linger and fill the space. Keeping soy candles lit for too long can burn off all the fragrance too quickly. Once you finish burning your candle place the lid back on to keep the scent locked in.

*We recommend a candle snuffer to help to keep your candle in perfect condition. Instead of blowing out your candle, which can cause sooting or crooked wicks, extinguish it by gently placing the snuffer over the flame. This will help to keep the wick in its best position so that next time you light it, it still gives a long, clean and even burn. For best results, always trim the wick to 5mm when the wax has reset. *

Placing your candles on a lower surface (coffee table or side table , but safely out of reach of children or pets) will help with scent throw, as heat rises and the scent with it, therefore the lower your candle is the more of the room it will fill with gorgeous fragrance.

Our candles are all hand poured, not mass produced. Sometimes the top of the candle may appear slightly uneven, this is a sign of natural soy wax and will not affect the quality of the candle.