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Burning Tips

To help you get the most out of your candles.

  • Always keep the wick trimmed to 1/4 inch (6mm) and stand it up as straight as possible.
  • Burning most candles no longer than 3 to 4 hours at a time will increase total burn time.
  • Large diameter candles should be burned no longer than 2 hours at a time. This helps keep the sides intact, allowing the candle to glow from within.
  • If a candle burns unevenly it might be in a draft. Rotate the candle 90 degrees every now and then to keep burning uniform, or move it to another location.
  • A teaspoon of water in the bottom of votive cups will help prevent overheating and ease removal of spent candle.
  • Container candles (jar candles, votives in holders, etc...) should be burned 1 hour for each inch of diameter. This allows the wax pool to cover the entire surface, improves scent throw, and extends the burning time.
  • Refrigerating candles for a few minutes before burning extends burning time slightly. Care must be taken since refrigerating for too long may cause cracks in the candle.

Did You Know?

The best way to extinguish a candle is to push the wick into the wax pool (make sure to use a bent paperclip so you don't burn yourself!). After dipping the wick into the wax pool, return it to a standing position immediately to enable quick & easy lighting next time. This eliminates smoke from coming off the wick.