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Candle Care 101

Follow these candle care tips and get the best out of your Wax & Oils candle:

Burn to the fullest.

When lighting for the first time, allow the candle to burn for one hour for every 1” in diameter of the candle size. Then a wax pool will form and cover the entire surface of the candle. This allows the wax to burn evenly and extends the burn time and optimizes the candle's scent. For best results, we recommend burning the candle in 3 hour intervals. If all of the wax has not been melted, which frequently occurs the first time the candle is burned, it will create a “memory ring.” When the candle has a “memory ring,” it will create a dry, hard ring around the candle and will continue to deepen.


Trim that wick.

Wicks need to be trimmed and we suggest to trim ⅛” before every lighting. After 4 hours of burn time, let cool for 2 hours before trimming. During longer burns, the wick will begin to form a "mushroom" like shape, care should be taken to remove these burned remnants and retrim the wick to ⅛” inch after every burn. Throw out your candle when there’s ½” of wax left at the bottom.

Four hours is the burning limit for candles.

Candles should not be lit for more than four hours in a single burn. Allow them to cool for two hours before the next use.

Half inch or less is garbage.

What we mean by that is, once there is about half an inch or less of wax left in the candle, it’s time to say goodbye. If you continue to use it, there could be possible heat damage to the container or even the surface.

Safety first.

Make sure to burn candles away from drafts and anything flammable. Also, don’t burn candles near children and pets. Finally, don’t ever leave a burning candle unattended.

Proper storage.

Candles are sensitive to temperature and light, it is important where to store candles for a long time. When storing your candle, place it in a cool, dry, shaded area away from sunlight or intense light. Try to keep it in a dark place like a cabinet to protect it from discoloration, fading, and sweating.
Since candles can be sensitive to extreme temperatures, it’s best to store them between 50ºF and 75ºF. Be sure not to leave candles at your front door for an extended period of time as they may discolor or sweat. Extreme cold temperatures can cause cracking. After candles being in cold temperatures, it is best to let the candle return to room temperature, this will take at least 2 hours.