We love candles! And if you are here, we know you do too! But let’s be honest, a lot of people are not burning their candles responsibly and when you don’t you’re playing with fire, literally. Let’s start with the most important thing…..
STOP BURNING THE CANDLE WHEN THERE IS A 1/4" OF WAX LEFT IN THE GLASS
When the majority of the wax has been burned, the flame will heat the container making the bottom of the jar extremely hot. To prevent heat damage to your container, cracking or shattering, stop burning when only 1/4" of your candle is left. When you are finished with your candle, there are ways to get the remaining wax out of your vessel (more on that later). But seriously, the science is clear, if the wax is low, it will not be enough to support the flame—do not do this!
CANDLE TROUBLESHOOTING TIPS & FAQS
UM, My candle is sweating....
Don't sweat it. If you find liquid on the top of your candle wax, this just means the fragrance is sweating. This is due to the generous amount of fragrance we load in each of our candles, giving you a little extra love.
Why is my candle tunneling?
If your candle is tunneling, this is due to. Little something called the "memory ring." Candles will remember where it left off and if the it was not allowed to burn to the edge from the first burn, it will continue to burn that way.
But the fix is easy! Next time you burn your candle, give it a longer burn time. Try burning it a bit longer and let the pool reach the edge. That should fix it right up.
Is that an air bubble in my candle?
It happens sometimes, but there is no need to worry! If you find air bubbles in your candle, this is caused by surrounding temperature changes (like shipping) and will not affect your candle burning or its lifespan.
And here are some more tips:
- Store your candles in a cool, dark place (and always away from pets and children)
- When you first light your candle, burn it until the wax melts completely liquifies across the top. It will help with tunneling and enable a smooth and full burn. This will take about 2-4 hours.
- Be sure to trim your wick before EVERY burn. It will prevent sooting and mushrooming of the wick. It will also give you a steady burn on the candle.
- Do not burn your candle more than 3 hours at a time; burning it longer will cause it to overheat and overheated glass jars can become fire hazards.
- Keep your lit candle away from furniture, drapes, or any other flammable material.
- Keep debris (cut wicks, matches, etc) out of your candle wax. Always cover your candle after burning to reduce dust and particles getting in the candle wax
- Do not put your candle in direct sunlight.
- To get the most fragrance out of your candle, allow it to burn in a room with closed doors and windows for 20-30 min.
- Never leave a lit candle unattended
- Do not burn your candle all the way down. Once you can see the base of the wick, the candle should not be burned. Continuing to burn the candle may result in the glass jar shattering.