Candle Care and Maintenance

Enjoy cleaner and longer burn for your candle

Candles are more than just scented wax in a jar; they're vessels of atmosphere and emotion. Whether you're a seasoned candle enthusiast or just beginning to explore the world of candle magic, understanding the art of candle care is essential to make the most of your fragrant delights. In this guide, we'll walk you through the basic steps to ensure your candles burn beautifully and maintain their delightful scents.

Choosing the Right Candle:

Selecting high-quality candles, like those crafted from natural ingredients such as coconut apricot wax, lays the foundation for a great candle experience. These candles burn cleanly and evenly, with a long-lasting fragrance.

Trim the Wick:

A trimmed wick is the secret to an even, soot-free burn. Before each lighting, ensure your wick is no longer than 1/4 inch. Wick trimmers make this task effortless.

First Burn Matters:

The initial burn sets the stage for your candle's lifetime. Let your new candle burn long enough for the wax pool to reach the edges of the container. This prevents tunneling and ensures even burning.

Candle Snuffers and Safely Extinguishing:

Gently extinguish your candles with a snuffer instead of blowing them out. Blowing can disturb the wick, release smoke, and create unpleasant odors.

Re-Centering the Wick:

If you notice your wick drifting off-center while burning, gently guide it back to the center when the wax is still warm. This simple step keeps the candle burning evenly.

Storage and Preservation:

Preserve the quality of your candles by storing them away from direct sunlight, which can cause fading. Cover them when not in use to protect against dust and dirt.

Dealing with Sooting:

In case your candle starts producing soot, extinguish it immediately. Trim the wick and relight it. Position your candles away from drafts to prevent sooting.

Reusing and Repurposing:

Once your candle has burned down, don't discard it. Repurpose the container by cleaning out any leftover wax, transforming it into a decorative item or storage solution. Additionally, consider inquiring about our refill program to rejuvenate your favorite candle containers. Sustainability is at the heart of our brand, and this program is just one way we embrace a cycle of giving and reusing.

Candles have the extraordinary power to create ambiance, evoke emotion, and transform your space into a fragrant haven. The journey to enjoying this magic starts with knowing how to care for your candles. By following these straightforward steps, you can ensure that your candles burn beautifully and maintain their delightful scents. The art of candle care is a small yet rewarding endeavor, whether you're a long-time candle enthusiast or a newcomer looking to make the most of your fragrant delights.

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