The first time you use your new candle, burn for at least 2-3 hours (see more info below about different sizes), allowing the wax to burn evenly across the surface. Scented candles develop a 'burn memory' and a candle that has not been burnt right to the edges on its initial use, will 'tunnel' and burn unevenly through the center of the wax. Ensure you position your scented candle away from drafts. A draft can result in an uneven burn and will reduce the life of your candle.
Always make sure you trim the candle wick approximately 5mm before lighting, this will ensure even burning as well as eliminating smoking and minimise soot around the edges of the glass. However small amiunts of soot around the edges of the glass is normal, particularly when you reach the end of the burn time. To clean, simply wipe with a cloth.
For best results, always burn your candle for at least 2 hours at a time for our large candles and 45mins for our small candles, but never burn a scented candle for more than 3 hours for our Large candles and 1 and a half hours for our small. After this time, extinguish the flame and allow to cool. Once the candle has cooled, trim wick to approximately 5mm and it may be relit again.
When extinguishing your candle, never blow out the flame. This can not only damage the candle, but will also taint your beautifully scented room with the smell of smoke! Always use a candle snuffer to extinguish the flame. Alternatively dip the wick in wax to distinguish the candle and then set the wick upright and center again ready for the next burn.
Stop burning your candle when you have about 1 cm of wax left.
Remove candles from their packaging before burning.
Always read the safety instructions on the base of the candle before use.
Never leave a candle unsupervised. Choose where you burn your candle carefully keeping the flame away from drafts, curtains, papers and other flammable items around the home.
Keep burning candles out of reach of children and pets.
Protect your furnishings from the heat. Candles, especially after burning for more than 3 hours can get very hot. So ensure candles are placed on a heat resistant surface and your furniture will thank you for it. Never move or touch a burning candle.