Candle Care 101

Candle Care 101

  • Always store candles in a cool, dry place, out of direct sunlight.

  • As with any handcrafted product, variances in color and texture of wax and wicks make occur.

  • Trim your wick to ¼” before each lighting to extend your candle burn time. Always wait for the candle’s wick and wax to cool before trimming the wick.

  • Upon first lighting, allow the wax melt pool to reach the edge of the glass before extinguishing to prevent wax tunneling. (This may take at least 2-3 hours.)

  • Average burn times are around 3-4 hours. (Max 4 hours)

  • Keep wax pool free of wick trimmings and debris.

  • Burn your candle away from drafts, vents, and fans on an even, heat-resistant surface.

  • Only move your candle when it is extinguished as the liquid wax pool can make the container hot.

  • Keep away from children and pets and never leave a candle unattended.

Wood Wick Candles and Maintenance

This natural wick option mimics the sound of a crackling fire as they burn.

  • Wooden wicks burn differently than cotton—treat it like a burning fire.

  • Always trim your wick before each use, measuring from 1/8-1/4 inch. No tools are necessary, but a wick trimmer can be very helpful. You can also use your fingertips to break off the charred wood from previous burns. Neglecting to do this will prevent the wick from staying lit long enough to fuel the flame, causing it to extinguish itself.

  • Hold candle at an angle when lighting; contact wick with the flame for at least 5-10 seconds. This is super helpful if you are having issues with the wick catching fire.

  • A high flame height or smoking indicates it is time to trim the wick. Blow out your candle and let it cool before trimming your wick. The flame will then return to its proper optimal height.

  • If you notice the flame height getting too low after burning for an extended amount of time, it may be necessary to snap off any excess ash and burnt wood along the top of the wick. Blow out your candle and let it cool before trimming your wick. The flame will then return to its proper optimal height.

Candle Burn Times

Burn times will vary depending on the placement of your candle and the height of the wick. Drafty areas and untrimmed wicks will burn your candle quicker. Always burn your candle long enough to allow the hot wax pool to reach the edge. If not (especially on the first burn) the candle will tunnel down into the wax instead of melting to the edges each time. A maximum burn time of four hours is recommended.

Average Candle Burn Times

8 oz: 45-50 hours

10 oz: 55-60 hours

12 oz: 65-70 hours

14 oz: 85-90 hours

16 oz: 105-110 hours

16 oz Two Wick: 95-105 hours

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