Candle Tips

Burning a candle is not always as simple as just lighting the wick! In order to get a beautiful, long lasting burn, follow these helpful tips.

  • Always trim wick to 1/4 inch before each burn. Keep candles away from any drafts. Never leave a burning candle unattended and/or around children or pets!
  • Do not allow flame to burn all the way down to the wick holder.
  • Always keep area around wick clean and clear of match ends, excess pieces of wick and any other debris.
  • Do not light a brand new candle then immediately blow it out. The candle needs to burn for at least a few minutes so that the wick can start soaking up the wax. Otherwise, the next time you light it, you run the risk of the wick just burning up.
  • Gently blow out your candle when you have finished burning it. If you blow too hard, you can splash the molten wax out. This may seem like a common sense tip but people do this all the time because they don't know their own blowing strength!

Pillar Candles

  • Burn 3" wide Pillars for at least 3 hours the first time you light it. This helps the ensure that the pool of melted wax will reach the outer edge of the pillar, so that you can eventually burn it all the way down.
  • Shape the outer rim of the pillar inward with your hands to ensure an even burn. Monitor the candle periodically to make sure it's not burning unevenly.
  • Place your pillar on a pillar plate or proper holder to protect surfaces against potential wax drips.

Votive Candles

  • Dark Candles votives must be burned in a tight fitting glass votive cup or holder. Never burn them free-standing, because they liquefy and will make a mess. Please see the accessories page for votive holders.
  • Tilt the votive to drain excess wax from around the wick if you notice the flame getting small.
  • Keep wick trimmed to avoid soot build up on the votive holder.
  • Remove all packaging before burning.
  • To remove stubborn wax stuck in the bottom of a holder, put i in the freezer! It will pop out like an ice cube!

Tealite Candles

  • Place in a tealite holder to protect surfaces.

Wax Melts

  • Wax melts will not disappear when you melt them, like a candle disappears as it burns. The wax will remain, but the scent will get used up. You know you're done with the wax melt when it stops emitting fragrance.
  • To remove wax melts stuck in the warming dish, put i in the freezer! It will pop out like an ice cube!