Candle Care Guide

Each Essence of Harris candle has been hand poured with the utmost precision and care to ensure they burn cleanly and evenly, resulting in hours of fragrance.

Follow our candle care tips to prolong the life of your candle and keep it looking and smelling it's best.
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, allowing it form an even 'meltpool' across the width of the glass. Wax has a 'memory', meaning each time you light your candle after this, the wax won't tunnel, which can cause a build up of wax around the edges or cause the candle to 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 tip and soot to form making the wick unstable.

Be sure to stop burning your candle when 10mm of wax remains at the bottom.

Taking care of your wick

We recommend using our Wick Trimmer to trim the wick down to approximately 1/4 of an inch after each burn. This prevents the flame becoming too high and smoky and adds a much longer life to the candle.

Ensure the wax remains free of debris, loose trimmings can act as secondary wicks, causing the candle to burn faster.

Candle Burning Safety

We care about keeping our customers safe when using our products so we have listed our top candle burning safety tips to follow at home.
Keep candles away from any draughts
Draughts can cause the flame to smoke and burn unevenly.
Place on a heat resistant surface
Always display candles on flat, 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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