1. The First Burn
Make sure to inspect your candle vessel for any damages before burning.
When burning your scented candle for the first time, allow the wax to melt all the way to the edge of the jar.
This will ensure an even burn throughout the candle and will avoid what is known as tunnelling, where only part of the wax melts, creating a shorter burn life.
Soy wax has a lower melting point than other waxes, which is why they throw the scent so well and last longer than others.
It's not abnormal for all of the wax to melt, just be careful not to knock the vessel to avoid any spillage - you don't want to waste any!
2. Trim your Wicks
Before each burn it is essential to ensure you have removed any unnecessary wick, by trimming the wick to approximately 1/4 inch.
This is really easy and can be done simply by pinching the burnt wick away with your fingers, before it is lit of course. Or, use a wick trimmer. This will also ensure the candle doesn't give off any black smoke when it burns.
3. A Safe Place
Always burn your candle on an even and fire resistant surface and ensure that it is away from flammable items. You know, plants, magazines, books and fabrics.
When lighting the candle make sure that no wick trimmings or used matches have dropped into the wax.
4. No More than Four
Never burn the candle for longer than 4 hours at a time. When extinguishing, the glass will be hot so please be careful.
Never extinguish a candle with water, it can cause hot wax to splatter and might cause the glass container to break.
Extinguish the candle if it repeatedly smokes, flickers or if the flame becomes too high. If this occurs the candle isn't burning properly. Cool, trim the wick and then check for drafts before relighting.
5. The End in Sight
When the candle wax is down to 1/2 inch please discontinue use. It's important to leave a sufficient amount of wax in the container to maintain a safe burning environment.
When the wax level becomes very low, the flame can come in close contact with the glass vessel or surface the candle sits on. This increases the risk of the vessel overheating and potentially causing a fire hazard.
You can reuse the vessel as a plant holder or desk organiser should you so wish.
Enjoy with Care
Always burn your candle within sight, away from drafts and never leave it unattended. Please keep it out of reach of children and pets.
Enjoy, with care...and if you need a reminder the label on the bottom of the jar will give you instructions.