Congrats on your new candle(s)! Here are some tips and tricks to help you maximize its burn time.
- Allow your candle to burn until the full surface has melted.This will ensure that your candle will burn evenly for its full lifespan. If you extinguish your candle before it has reached a full melt pool (the surface has fully melted), it will cause tunneling and will greatly reduce the lifespan of your candle. We cannot replace or refund candles if this happens.
- Do not burn your candle for more than 4 hours at a time (tea lights should be burned for 1 hour at a time). Any longer, and this will cause a "mushrooming" effect on your wick. This leads to an unstable flame and soot building up in the vessel and being released from the flame.
- Trim your wick! The wick should be trimmed to 1/4" before lighting every time you burn it. You can use anything to trim your wick - a wick trimmer, nail clippers, scissors. Just be sure to trim it (you'll thank us later)!
- Be safe! It is a fire after all. Don't leave candles unattended. Keep them out of reach of children and pets. Keep them away from flammable items.