Five tips to help you burn the perfect candle
According to the National Candle Association, 7 out of 10 U.S. households use candles. While the candle basics are easy, here are five tips to help you burn the perfect candle.
Your candle has been pre-trimmed and is ready to burn. Plan to burn your candle for 3-4 hours each time you burn. Unlike Soy, Coco Apricot Creme candles do not have memory, so a complete melt pool on the first 2 to 3 burns is not necessary. Any wax hangups melt off completely the farther down the candle burns.
Do not put burning candles near heating and air-conditioning vents or open windows. If you notice the flame of the candle flickering in any direction other than straight up, there is a draft. A calm, centered flame distributes heat equally which leads to a clean and even burn. It eliminates excessive smoking, tunneling, and wasted wax around the inside edge of the candle, enhances the fragrance throw, and extends the lifespan of your candle because it burns slower.
Trim the wick:
Before each burn, be sure to break off any burnt pieces of wick from the previous burn. This helps maintain a clean and even burn. If your wick is putting off soot, the wick is still too long. Blow out your candle, let it cool, and try trimming it to 1/4" high and relight.
Keep lit candles away from air vents, drafts, flammable objects, small children, and pets. Never leave a burning candle unattended. Do not attempt to move or touch the glass while the candle is lit. Stop use when 1/4"-1/2" of wax remains. Failure to do so may cause the glass to crack. Failure to follow these tips could result in fire, injury, or smoke damage.
For Finicky Wicks that won't stay lit:
Each wooden wick is as unique as the tree it came from. So sometimes you may come across a finicky wick that needs some special care. If your wick won't stay lit, cut the wick vertically down the center to just above the top of the wax before lighting. This helps get more fuel to the wick so it will stay lit.