To get the full use of your candle you need to take care of them. There are rules, tips, care, and warnings that you will hear, but it is extremely important that you follow these steps to keep you and your candle safe. After all it is a small fire lit in your home. TRIM YOUR WICK Each time you light your candle the wick should be trimmed to 5mm. If you notice throughout your burn that the candle is smoking, this could mean the wick is too long. Blow out the candle, trim the wick and re-light. MAKE SURE YOU HAVE A FEW HOURS TO BURN Let your candle wax melt all the way to the edge on your first burn. KEEP IT CLEAN If soot forms on the inside of your candle glass, wait for it to cool and clean with a wet paper towel. Always remove any wick trimming or matches from your melt pool. ONLY BURN A CANDLE FOR 4 HOURS AT A TIME The candle container will get hot, use a coaster or place the candle on a heat proof surface and never burn longer than 4 hours as it can compromise the jar. RE-CENTRE THE WICK If your wick drifts to one side, it can cause excess heat to the jar and the glass may break. Each time you blow out your candle, re-centre your wick so you’ll have an even burn next time you light your candle. CHILL ZONE When you light a candle, you need to make sure it’s away from draughts. They can cause an uneven burn and increase smoking. FOLLOW THE HALF-INCH RULE Discontinue use of your candle when there is about 1cm of wax remaining at the bottom. Lighting the candle without enough wax in the base can cause the jar to overheat. DON’T SWEAT IT When the weather is warm, just like you, a candle will sweat. This doesn’t affect the candles burn. It just means the wax and fragrance are warm and you may notice small droplets on the surface of your candle.