If you’re anything like us, there’s nothing quite like the cosy ambiance a flickering candle can bring to a room. Not to mention, the delightful scents that fill the air, enhancing your mood & elevating your home into a fragrant oasis. But, have you ever thought about the best ways to care for those precious candles to ensure you’re getting the most out of them?

Fear not, we’ve got some great tips that will keep your candles burning for longer and safely!

Candle Care Guide

  • Trim the Wick: Before each use, trim the wick to about 1/4 inch. This ensures a cleaner burn and prevents the wick from mushrooming & causing excess smoke. This might seem like a small step but honestly, it’s a game changer. All you need is a wick trimmer or a simple pair of scissors and you’re good to go!
  • Let it Pool: Allow the wax to melt across the entire surface on the first burn. This usually takes about 24 hours, depending on the size of your candle, but it prevents tunnelling in future burns and ensures an even burn throughout the candle’s life, so it’s one of the most important tips.
  • Keep it Clean: Avoid letting wick trimmings or any kind of debris fall into the wax pool. Keeping your candle clean ensures a steady flame.
  • Avoid Drafts: Place your candle away from drafts, vents, or open windows. This helps prevent rapid, uneven burning.
  • Store Properly: When not in use, store your candle in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight. This helps preserve the fragrance and prevents discoloration.
  • Use a Snuffer: To extinguish your candle, use a snuffer to prevent wax from splattering.
  • Keep an Eye on It: Never leave a burning candle unattended. Ensure it’s on a stable, heat-resistant surface away from anything flammable, such as curtains or furniture. Safety first, because taking care of your candle means taking care of your home!
  • Know When to Say Goodbye: When about 1/2 inch of wax remains, it’s time to let go. Continuing to burn beyond this point can be a safety hazard. A good Candle should be made with a wick sustainer, preventing the flame from reaching the bottom of the container for your safety.

Caring for your candles doesn’t have to be a chore—it’s all part of the cosy candle experience. With these simple tips, you’ll extend the life of your candles, ensuring every burn is as delightful as the first. So, light up your favourite candle, bask in its warm glow, and enjoy the serene ambiance it brings to your space.

Candle Safety Guide

Never leave a burning candle / wax burner unattended.

Keep away from things that can catch fire. Ensure it’s on a stable, heat-resistant surface away from anything flammable, such as curtains or furniture.

Keep away from Children & Pets.

Place away from Draughts.

Keep wax pool clear of debris.

Never move a lit candle.

This information should be taken into consideration when using any home fragrance product.

  • Handle with care.
  • Do not consume, and/or apply to the skin (unless product specified)
  • Avoid direct sunlight & additional heat sources.
  • Wax melts should be used with 4-hour tea lights ONLY, to avoid the burner getting too hot.

Please note that Crystal Wax Creations assumes no liability for any product-related concerns, arising from the disregard of the warnings & guidelines outlined above.