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Candle burning guidelinesWe have lovingly created this candle for you, and we want you to get the best from it, in order to do so, please follow our simple hints and tips;
- Trim your wick – you can extend the life of your candle by keeping the wick trimmed to between 0.5 and 1 cm. Trim the wick before each burn, you can do this by pinching off the top part of the blackened bit of the wick. Make sure that debris from wick trimmings and matches is not allowed to remain in the melt pool of the candle.
- Burn your candle for 2 to 4 hours at a time. It is important to always burn long enough to create a pool of melted wax across the entire surface of the candle. This will avoid unevenness of the wax sometimes referred to as “tunnelling”.
- Highly fragranced candles can sometimes develop a mushroom of soot on the wick which can lead to smoke being formed. If your candle smokes, or you see large deposits of soot developing on the wick, extinguish the candle and trim the wick. If soot builds up on the inside of the candle jar, you can wipe it away with a soft cloth or paper tissue after the candle is extinguished.
- To get the best scent, use a candle that is sized to your room, small candles suit small rooms, but if your room is large, a small candle may well be undersized to fragrance your room, use a large candle or several small candles instead.
Make sure there is adequate ventilation and avoid drafts to prevent uneven burning, soot and smoke. If your candle smokes excessively, extinguish the candle, trim the wick and relight.
Rather than blowing a candle out, you can extinguish the flame by dipping the wick into the molten wax and then bringing it out of the wax and straightening it upright again. This will re-wax your candle's wick, making it easier to relight, and has the added benefit of not allowing your candle to smoke when put out. Use a non-combustible tool for this task.
Place your candle on a stable, heat resistant surface, and never leave it unattended.
Never move a burning candle.
Keep away from children and pets.
To keep the base of the candle jar from getting too hot, discontinue burning when the wax reaches within 1.5cm of the bottom of the container.
And finally, relax and enjoy the pleasure a lit scented candle can bring to your senses.
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