All our candles have been made with the utmost precision and care to ensure that they burn well. 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.
Get the most from your candle….
The first time you light your candle, it is best to let it burn for at least 3 hours. This 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 not let your candle burn for 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
Take care of your wick…
We advise 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 and also ensure they are not too close to a heat source, both of these factors can cause the flame to smoke and burn unevenly.
- Always display candles on steady heat resistant surfaces and also make sure they are not placed too closely to any flammable materials such as curtains.
- Once your candle has been extinguished and cooled, remove any charred pieces of wick to prevent a smoky flame when it is next lit.
- It is obviously never a good idea to leave a burning candle unattended- especially around children, one can never be over cautious when it comes to an open flame.