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Candle Care

Get the Most from Your Candle

All of our candles have been made with the utmost precision and care to ensure that they burn evenly for you. However, the following ‘candle care’ tips will maximise the length of time they will last and give our valued customers the best experience possible from each candle.


Candle burning on a heat-proof marble tray

How to Burn Your Candle

The first time you light your candle, it is best to let it burn for at least 3 hours, to let it burn completely so you have an even 'meltpool' across the width of the glass. Due to the fact that wax has a 'memory', it means that each time you light your candle after this the wax won't ‘tunnel’ i.e leave wax around the edges/burn unevenly.

We know our candles smell fantastic, however you should let your candle burn for no more than 4 hours at a time as this can cause the wick to form ‘mushrooms’ on the tips and soot to form making the wick unstable.

Taking care of your wick

We recommend trimming the wick down to approximately 1/4 of an inch after each burn. This prevents the flame becoming smoky and adds a much longer life to the candle.

Candle Burning Safety

Here at Essence of Harris, we care about keeping our customers safe when using our products, so here are a few candle burning safety tips for in the home.
Keep candles out of any draughts
Draughts can cause the flame to smoke and burn unevenly.
Place on a heat resistant surface
Always display candles on steady heat resistant surfaces.
Remove any charred pieces of wick
Do this once your candle has cooled to prevent a smoky flame when it is next lit.
Do not leave candles unattended
It is never a good idea to leave a burning candle unattended.
Keep away from flammable items 
Make sure your candle is not placed close to any flammable items or materials.
Do not display close to any heat sources
Heat sources can cause the flame to smoke and burn unevenly.

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