Creating a burn memory
When lighting a candle for the first time, allow the wax to melt all the way to the edges of the glass.
This will ensure maximum fragrance and an even burn for the rest of the candle. If you do not let the wax to melt on the first burn you will have tunnelling.
Trimming the wick
Always trim your wicks to about 5-8mm(only when the wax has hardened), disposing of the mushroom (cotton wicks naturally form a mushroom) before you re-light your candle. This will keep your candle burning gently and prevent smoke or large flames. But be sure not to over trim your wicks, as it may become engulfed by wax. If you are burning for a prolonged period of time remove the mushroom ball during the burn.
Putting out the candle
Extinguish your candle by returning the lid to the jar. The special diffusing lid will put out your candle without smoking.
Allow the candle to cool and harden before you relight it.
Our candles are individually hand made, not massed produced. Although carful effort is made to ensure consistency, each candle will be unique. The top of your candle may appear slightly uneven; this is due to hand pouring.
Being made from a natural wax you may find that the candle has shrunk and pulled away from the glass. This happens when the candle is cold but it will return after the first burn.
Due to the natural ionizing effect beeswax candles have, once you have started burning your candle you may see that the wax becomes darker and there may be “bits” in the melted wax – this is a result of the impurities from your environment being absorbed and removed. Amazing!
Avoid exposure to drafts and direct sunlight as the may cause uneven burning and discolouration.
If you find your candle is tunnelling or burning unevenly, adjust the wick to the center and then lean it closer to the side that needs more heat. You may also gently push the sides of the wax down while it is still warm. But be careful not to engulf the wick.
You can clean your candle by washing them gently in cool water then air-drying before use. If you get any black at the rim of your glass simply wipe it with a damp cloth, and trim the wick as this is a sign you wick is too long.
NEVER leave the candle unattended or move it while burning and always keep candles clear from curtains, books, children and pets.
Always place candles on a heat-resistant base and set on a level stable surface.