Candle Care Tips for a Safe and Beautiful Glow
The beauty of our candles should not only be in their glow but also in the safe and proper way they are used. To help you enjoy the full potential of your beeswax candles, here are some simple yet crucial tips to follow:
1. Burning Your Candle for the First Time:
When lighting your candle for the first time, allow the wax to melt until the wax pool extends close to the edge. This prevents tunneling and ensures an even burn. Also, remember to trim the wick to about 5mm before each burn. This practice guarantees that your beeswax candle will radiate with a strong, bright, and beautiful flame.
2. General Safety Tips:
Ensuring the safe use of our candles is our top priority. Please follow these general safety steps:
- Never leave a burning candle unattended.
- Limit burning time to a maximum of 4 hours.
- Keep burning candles out of reach of children and pets.
- Maintain a minimum of 10cm between burning candles.
- Avoid burning candles on or near anything that can catch fire.
- Do not place candles in a draught.
3. Wick Maintenance:
Proper wick maintenance is crucial for the optimal performance of your candle. Remember to:
- Trim the wick to about 5mm before lighting.
- Don't burn the candle all the way down; leave approximately 5mm of wax in the container.
- Always snuff out the candle; do not blow it out.
- Keep the wax pool clear of matches and debris to avoid flaring.
4. Additional Considerations:
- Place your candle on a heat-resistant surface to prevent damage to furniture.
- Avoid exposure to direct sunlight for extended periods, as it may cause discolouration.
- During the first burn, allow the candle to stay lit until the entire surface becomes a liquid wax pool. This might take a few hours but helps establish a "memory" for future burns, promoting an even and consistent burn.
- Store candles in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight to maintain their quality and colour. When not in use, cover candles with a lid or store them in a container to protect them from dust and debris.
- Rotate your candles occasionally to ensure an even burn and avoid one-sided tunneling.
5. Further Assistance:
Safety instructions accompany all our candles. If you ever find yourself unsure or have questions, don't hesitate to get in touch with us. We're more than happy to assist you.
By following these comprehensive guidelines, you not only enhance the longevity and beauty of your candles but also ensure a safe and delightful experience every time. Illuminate your space with confidence, knowing that your candle care is in good hands.