Tips & tricks

Candle with care...

Some tips & tricks to enjoy your candles to the fullest.

Indoor Candles

  • Never allow candles to burn unsupervised.
  • Respect the labels or symbols that are attached to the candles.
  • The first two times, burn the candles until the wax pool arrives at approximately 5 mm from the border (2 to 3 hours depending on the size of the candle). Let the candle cool down and stiffen completely be fore relighting it again. There after you can burn the candle for a longer, as long as the wax pool does not reach the outside border.
  • Candles with multiple wicks should not burn for longer than three hours.
  • Trim down the wick to 5 mm after every use.
  • If the wick is too long, the candle will burn unevenly or drip.
  • Leave at least 10 cm between candles for optimal use. This distance prevents the heat from one candle affecting how well the others burn.
  • Never put candles in a draught, as they will burn unevenly and release more smoke, and may go out.
  • Never put candles in direct sunlight, as they may melt and/or lose their colour.
  • If the flame burns deep into the candle and starts to look like a lantern, it may be helpful to trim off the edge of the candle.
  • Check the surface underneath a burning candle. Candles should always be placed on an even, heat-resistant surface.
  • Do not allow foreign objects etc. to fall into the wax pool. If an enlarged or second flame occurs, extinguish the candle immediately. 

Scented Candles

  • Place the candles on a stable, horizontal, heat-resistant and fireproof surface. Please notice that the candle can get very hot when the liquid wax reaches the bottom.  If you burn several candles at the same time, place them at least 5 cm apart.
  • Before lighting the candle, cut the wick at max 1 cm to prevent the candle from fuming.  Remove the wick residue from the candle.  Our ICCI wick trimmer is extremely suitable for this.
  • If the candle has several wicks, always light them all at the same time.  This ensures that the candle burns evenly.
  • Avoid drafts.
  • Dark smoke after a few hours of burning means that the wicks are too long and the candle must be extinguished.
  • Let the candle always burn until the surface is completely liquid. This prevents the candle from eroding.
  • Never leave matches or other flammable material in the wax.
  • Don’t burn the candle longer than 4 hours and extinguish the candle when the liquid wax reaches a height of 2 cm.
  • To extinguish the candle, dip the wick in the liquid wax and return it to its original vertical position.  You can perfectly do this with our ICCI candle extinguisher.
  • Don’t burn the last few centimeters of wax to prevent the wicks from lying flat in the liquid wax and burning against the glass.  After all, a wick that burns against or too close to the glass can break the glass.