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Candle care instructions are essential to the longevity of every candle.

If you have ever been frustrated with candle wicks that won't stay lit, black soot, candle tunneling, fallen candle wicks or other candle problems you'll appreciate these candle care tips.

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The First Burn

When lighting for the first time, burn the candle until wax melts across the entire surface reaching the sides of vessel as this will prevent tunnelling, and create an even burn for the duration of the candle's "life".

This may take up to 2-4 hours, but we promise it will make your candle last longer.

Trim your Wicks

We recommend trimming your wick before every lighting. The wick only needs to be approximately 1/4 inch in length, this will avoid mushrooming which can result in unnecessary soot. This also controls the size of the flame allowing you to get the most time out of your candle.

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How to tell if your candle is burning properly

Efficient burning means flame is not flickering, teardrop shaped and upright. Extinguish a candle if it smokes, flickers, or the flame becomes too high. These signs indicate the candle is not burning properly and the flame isn't controlled. Let the candle cool, trim the wick, then check for drafts before re-lighting. 

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