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

  • Cut the wicks before each burning. They can not exceed 1 cm.
  • When burning the candle for the first time, let it burn until the whole surface is liquid. This will avoid the candle becomes hollow.
  • Dark smoke after some hours burning means the wicks are too long. It is time to put out the candle.
  • Five minutes after putting out the candle, and before the wax is totally solid, reposition the wicks vertically to their initial place.
  • Do not burn the last centimeters of wax to avoid wicks lying down and burning against the glass due to a lack of stability in fully liquid wax.
  • Extinguish the candle when the melt pool reaches 2 cm.

WARNING: a wick burning against the glass may result in the blasting of the glass.