Candle Care

Candle Care
Caring for your Candle
I have spent years perfecting the candles that I’m proud to sell on my website.  Since they are  handmade in small batches, I know every single thing about their creation and how best to burn them. Read on to find out!
  1. Keep them out of direct sun…candles can actually melt in the sun. I  should know, I’ve done it accidentally at outdoor events I’ve attended.
  2. Before you burn your candle for the first time, make sure you have enough time to let it burn at least 2 hours.  Wax has a memory and if you don’t burn it long enough, it won’t form the correct melt pool.  The next time you burn it, the candle may tunnel, or just burn down the middle. This tunneling wastes a lot of wax.  So let it burn at least 2 hours, or until the melt pool reaches the sides of the container.
  3. Don’t burn the candle too long though.  If you burn them more than 4 hours at a time, the vessel can overheat, causing the candle to burn faster than it should.
  4. Always trim your wick to ¼ inch before each burn.  If you don’t, the flame will get too large and burn the candle quicker than they should, shortening the enjoyment you will get from your candle.  It also reduces the amount of soot buildup on the candle vessel.
  5. Don’t let that wick trimming fall into the candle though - it can cause the candle to burn unevenly.
  6. Burn the candle in a draft-free area.  Drafts can cause the flame to flicker and can cause the candle to burn unevenly.

I hope these simple tips will help you to enjoy your candle to the fullest!  Don’t forget that our candles are 100% reusable, as they are made of gorgeous pottery. They make a great gift for someone special, especially yourself!

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