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Extend the life of your favourite candle with our tips for candle care and safety…

As the nights draw in and the temperature begins to drop, we turn to the soft glow of candlelight to create a cosy, inviting ambience and the rich, warming aromas of our favourite scented candle to fill our homes with relaxing scents.

With candle season in full swing, we wanted to share with you some important candle wisdom to help keep you safe and ensure you get the most out of your candle.

Safety First

Ensure the wick is kept trimmed to approximately 5mm in length to control the flame height and burn time

Keep the wax pool free of any contaminants

Keep the lid on our tin candles when not in use to prevent dust from settling

Avoid burning candles in draughty areas to encourage an even burn

Burn candles for 3-4 hours at a time to achieve optimum burn and longevity

Never leave a burning candle unattended or around children and pets.


Achieving an even burn… It’s all in the first burn!

The most important rule applies to the very first time you light your candle. For the first burn, you must let the candle burn long enough to ensure the wax melts all the way to the edges of the candle.

It may sound crazy, but wax has a memory. The first time you light and enjoy your new candle sets the stage for how well the candle will perform. If you don’t burn your candle long enough on the first burn, then the next time you burn your candle it will only ever burn up to that point, which is how tunnelling happens. This is why we cannot stress the importance of the first burn enough as tunnelling can easily be avoided if the first burn is done correctly.

We hope you have found this post useful and informative.

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