Candle Care Tips
Candles are calming, relaxing, and (when not properly cared for) a fire hazard. In order to keep everyone safe, we have compiled a list of our best candle care tips.
- Prepare your candle for its first burn by making sure the wick is the proper length. We recommend having a wick trimmer or sharp pair of scissors on hand. Both wood wicks and cotton wicks should be ¼” long prior to each burn. Trim wicks between burns as well to prevent mushrooming and debris from falling into your candle.
- Always burn your candle within sight. Never leave the room (or your home!) with a candle burning.
- Burn your candle in a clear area, far away from curtains, curious children and pets, open windows, and anything that could catch fire.
- Burn your candle on an even, level, and heat safe surface (avoid that delicate glass coffee table, please!), for added safety, you can use a heat safe coaster as a barrier between your candle and the table.
- The easiest way to light a candle is with a long match or long lighter, that way you don’t have to stick your entire hand into a half-burned candle to get it lit, thank us later!
- Your first burn sets the groundwork for your candle’s burn quality. In order to ensure a nice even burn to the edges of the glass, try to burn your candle for at least 2-3 hours the first time.
- Never leave your candle burning for over 4 hours, this can cause the glass to get too hot, hot glass can crack and nobody wants that.
- Don’t burn your candle in a small, unventilated room (resist the urge to burn your candle in your closet, please!)
- Finally, candles are relaxing but resist the urge to fall asleep with it burning!