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Tips and tricks for getting the best results from your candle

Have you ever bought a candle, burned it once and then found it will not burn again and the whole candle has been wasted? I have many times and I now realise the probem may not have been with the candle but the way I burned it!


Here are a few tips and tricks that will help your candle burn well for longer and with less waste.


vegan candles in glass jars with bamboo lids

1) Burn until a full melt pool is reached.

This is especially important the first time you light your candle so make sure you have some time available to allow your candle to burn all of the way to the edge of the glass (this could take a few hours). Otherwise the candle will 'tunnel' and leave a wall of unburned wax around the edge of the jar.




2) Keep it covered when not in use

If you don't use your candle frequently, a layer of dust can settle on top. Also, the scent can evaporate into the air over time.

Our candles come with a lid which prevents this from happening.


3) Before each burn, trim your wick to 5mm

This will allow the candle to burn with a good sized flame each time.


With these simple tips, your candle should burn right to the bottom of the jar :)


Once your candle has finished, remove the remaining wax (which can be composted) and clean with hot soapy water. The empty jar can now be reused.


Do you have any other tips? Leave us a comment...

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