Candle Care Guide
Our best candle care tips for getting the most out of your candle
Burn your candle properly the first time
The first burn is the most important and can make a big difference on how your candle continues to burn in the future. Make sure you let it burn for at least 1 hour to create a full melt pool (the entire top layer of wax should be melted from edge to edge & should be 1/4 inch deep). Your jar candles have what's referred to as a "wax-memory" and once a burning pattern has been established it can be hard to change.
Keep the wick trimmed
Before lighting, ensure the wick is trimmed to 1/4" and clear of any ashes, debris or burnt parts. This allows the wick to have a strong burn + allows the wax to melt evenly. If the wick is too long it will not light properly as it is the wax that fuels the flame on the wick.
The half inch of wax rule
Stop burning your candle once there is 1/2" of wax remaining. Burning it further could lead to possible heat damage to the container and the surface it's on.
Room temperature before lighting
Having your candle at room temperature before lighting will avoid tunneling, which is a little "tunnel" that forms around the wick. This can make it more difficult for the wax around the edges of the jar to melt, leading to a candle that might have trouble staying lit.
How to fix tunneling
If your candle or wood wick has created a tunnel, you can fix it by scraping out the wax near the edge of the jar or scooping it out with a spoon. Make sure to scoop out enough to level of the melt pool. Another option you could try is to use a paper towel to soak up some of the excess wax after blowing out the flame.