Trim your wick to 1/4 - 1/2” before each burn, with a wick trimmer or your fingers. This helps the flame from getting too big, flickering or producing soot. If the wick gets too long a ‘mushroom’ forms at the top, it can fall into your candle.
Remove any debris from your candle—dust, match tips or broken pieces of the wick. These can ignite creating a flame that’s too big and could shatter the vessel. To avoid debris collecting when the candle isn’t in use, you can use a lid or turn it upside down (once the wax has resolidified)
Burn your candle between 2 and 4 hours. The melted wax should reach the edge of the vessel. Candles have a memory, if it doesn’t reach the edge, it may tunnel and you won’t be able to savour all of the goodness your candle has to offer. If your candle begins to tunnel after 1 or 2 burns, you may be able to save it by placing it in the oven at the lowest temperature until the wax has melted.
It’s time to retire your candle if the wick has become detached and moved, or if there is only 1/2” of wax left. When the vessel has cooled, it can be cleaned with hot water and soap and reused. Find some more information on our reuse program here. We do our best to reduce waste and believe in quality over quantity. We will refill any our limited edition ceramic vessels.
Illustrations on this page by Molly Margaret Art.