Full wax pool
Candle care is so important if you want to get the most out of your candles!
Most importantly, your candle’s first burn needs to be around two hours or until a full wax pool is created meaning the entire surface has turned into liquid wax. This will prevent tunneling and prolong the life of your candle by ensuring an even burn each time you light it. So while you might be eager to light a brand new candle, I’d wait until you know you can keep it light for at least two hours.
Before you light your candle, always trim the wick to ¼ inch. Trimming your wick will allow for the candle to burn more evenly, help it last longer, and cut down on soot. Candle lovers: get yourself a pair of wick trimmers for those hard to reach wicks, they definitely come in handy!
Don’t get lazy with your Candle Care, trim your wicks!
Never keep your candle burning for longer than 4 hours! If you burn your candle for too long, you’ll notice it starting to “mushroom” which is caused by carbon collecting on the wick. This leads to a larger flame with increased smoke and soot. You should always try to put out your candles before this starts happening which is usually around the 4 hour mark. This will help elongate the life of your candle and we all want that!