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Candle Care

All Essence of Harris candles are 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 after lighting your candle, the wax won't ‘tunnel’ i.e leave wax around the edges or 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 creates a much longer life for 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 away from draughts and heat sources - both of these factors can cause the flame to smoke and burn unevenly
  • Always display candles on steady heat resistant surfaces and 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
  • Never leave a burning candle unattended - especially around children, one can never be over cautious when it comes to an open flame

For the month of May we will be donating 15% of the profits of each purchase of our Sgarasta Diffuser and Oceana Diffuser to the Western Isles Community Care Forum in support of the Big Minch Swim.

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